Re: Recurrent Boils any cures??
Before you see your doctor, you can take very hot water from the faucet and put it on a washrag. Apply the hot water washrag to the boil, and it will fry it. Almost immediately after a very painful application of this treatment, the boil pain will go away. It's an art to make sure that the hot water is not too hot to hurt the skin, but hot enough to kill the bacteria. Definitely, do not use boiling hot water. I would guess the temperature should be around 140 degrees F, or maybe a little less. I would experiment some by placing the hot water treatment on skin that doesn't have the boil, and if it feels hot but not too hot, then apply it to the boil where you will feel the pain.
Using this method, it is painful for about 60 seconds, but if it is done properly it is fast. I've found that too many oily foods will cause me to get them. Also drinking ample amounts of water too helps.
I should add that this was effective for me for boils on the nose, since you mentioned nose creams. I'm not sure how it would work on other boils, but that was my experience.
Last edited by rhody; 07-31-2006 at 07:48 PM.