Gently press on both sides next to the boil and express the pus, wiping it away with clean wipes. This will speed the drainage. Do not let it close completely until it is completely drained out and dry, or it will fester under the skin. The bad pain is caused by the pressure of the inflammation and build up of pus, so once that can escape, the relief is incredible. It probably started out as an infected hair root, so keep the area clean and dry. Cheers, Sera.
My mother and brother get these probably more than they should. It's good that it is oozing because that's all the bacteria that is coming out of the wound. Do as Seraph said and get al the puss out before it close.
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You can apply warm compresses just to help everything seep out. i know that you're on atibiotics but you can also apply a cream that you can pick up without prescription called bactroban it is an antibacterial cream and will just help the boil heal sooner.
You should not leave the gauze on constantly because it's best for the boil and skin around it to breathe.