treat boils on the face

How to treat boils on the face at home

In fact, a boil is not only an aesthetic problem. Such a pimple that appeared on your face can be very dangerous. The infection from the focus of inflammation of the furuncle can be transferred to the blood and spread the infection throughout the body.

Causes of boils on the face

There can be several causes of boils:

  • The most common is poor skin care;
  • Obesity and overweight;
  • Weakened immunity;
  • Diabetes, various forms of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Living in a country with a hot climate and high humidity.

How to treat this pathology?

There are 3 options for getting rid of boils:

  • Use of ointments that have a disinfecting effect and are applied topically and should be applied directly to the area of problem skin, for example, Bactroban. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to destroy the infection;
  • Taking antibiotics such as Era. The typical dosage is one tablet taken one to three times daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks;
  • Furuncle dissection and disinfection. This is a dangerous method and it is better not to use it at home, but to call a doctor if the previous methods did not solve the problem.

At home, it is better to treat boils up to 5 mm, and at the same time you do not have a fever and you do not suffer from the diseases described at the beginning of the article.

How to distinguish boils from pimples?

Furuncles on the face are larger in size than pimples and, accordingly, the focus of inflammation is larger.

What is the difference between a furuncle and a pimple:

  • Furuncle constantly increases in size.
  • The infiltrated area is deep under the skin.
  • Very painful to any touch.

What is forbidden to do?

The main rule is to never squeeze a pimple, especially a boil. A pimple can be squeezed only when you are 100% sure that you can eliminate it completely. If you start to squeeze a pimple and do not finish what you started, it will worsen your situation. Instead of one, you may have several pimples because the infection has spread to other areas of the skin.

Do not apply lotions to the boil, because when you soften the skin, it leads to the spread of the infection to other parts of it.

Do not use ointments whose composition you do not know. Yes, in advertising you can be promised that in one day you will get rid of all pimples and boils. But in reality, such products are at best ineffective, and at worst can provoke an increase in the number of acne or even complications.

What can be done to get rid of boils at home?

If you have a boil, you need to cover it with a plaster. It will contribute to the rapid ripening of the boil and the prevention of contamination of the skin in that area.

It is not recommended to do any more actions on your own, because you can cause even more damage to yourself.

If you have problematic skin and you know that you cannot cope with the problem yourself, you should consult a dermatologist who will identify the root cause of the rash and prescribe the correct treatment.