Lance my boil!
Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:34 PM
The local doctor is booked out too. Help me SAB!
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:35 AM
Boils usually take 4 to 7 days to form a head. The head will fill with white or yellow pus when it is ready to drain. Do not lance the boil before it comes to a head or it will do no good.
Once the boil has come to head, you can lance it. Before you begin, clean your work area thoroughly and set out the alcohol, needle and bandage. Wash your hands and the boil with soap and water. Clean the area again with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Also sterilize the needle you are going to use to puncture the boil with alcohol.
Brace yourself, because lancing a boil hurts.
Very carefully insert the tip of the needle into the center of the pus in the head of the boil. You shouldn't have to go very deep with the needle at all.
Gently squeeze the boil to force out all the infection. Immediately clean the boil of the pus using a soapy wash cloth or gauze pad. Wash your hands and the area around the boil very well so that you do not spread the infection. Let the area dry and cover with a dry bandage or gauze pad secured with medical tape.
The boil might continue to ooze for a day or so. Wash the area and change the bandage often.
Tips & Warnings
Read more: How to Lance a Boil | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/...l#ixzz1zl76B0iH
See your physician immediately if at any time the area around the boil becomes inflamed or red streaks start to radiate out from the boil.
Edited by nabraxas, 06 July 2012 - 12:36 AM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:21 AM
sorry, i just couldn't help myself:
And Jurisprudence, Medicine,
And even, alas! Theology,
From end to end, with labour keen;
And here, poor fool! with all my lore
I stand, no wiser than before.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:47 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:05 AM
Wish I knew what to do with this boil, it's driving me nuts. I have no instruments to lance it with (other than a steak knife).
The local doctor is booked out too. Help me SAB!
Don't those buggers HURT !. I had one under my arm as a kid and used magnoplasm with success.
Yours doesn't look ready yet Halcyon Daze. I would wait until i could see a head before i started gouging at it (bit like an over sized pimple hey).
*Toys with the idea of watching the clip faustus added...i know it will be gross, but i cant help but watch the video?!
EDIT: Thanks faustus !!! .
Edited by Amazonian, 06 July 2012 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:30 AM
EDIT - Magnoplasm is good shit....
Edited by waterboy, 06 July 2012 - 10:31 AM.
"We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." - Albert Einstein
"An alkaloid never occurs alone....."
Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:39 AM
old hand enough? lol
(my technique was came to via some quick and dodgy googling, i would be interested to see how it works if anyone has a boil they want to test it out on )
"don't feel bad about failing the pop quiz, because everybody fails all of the pop quizzes all of the time" - random psy sample
Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:58 AM
@ Halcyon Daze, maybe you can do a progress report and photograph the boil as it grows/matures, maybe you can even give it a name, something like, um, Fester !. he he he .
Edited by Amazonian, 06 July 2012 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:35 AM
Anyway it popped itself on the way to ega in Marcel's car. I'm still undergoing psychiatric treatment for that incident. I didn't get the core out, and as a result have me ongoing trouble until a few weeks ago. That's 6 months of it reemerging and irritation. Don't play with them.
Edit- magnoplasm is what I used to draw all the gunk out of mine, was what finally got it to heal. Apply it warm on the back of a bandaid.
Edited by incognito, 06 July 2012 - 04:01 PM.
To lie here and die among the sorrows
Adrift among the days
Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:49 PM
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:31 PM
Hey there fancy pants play the songs that make us dance.
Play the tunes that make the ladies swoon.
A song for all the lonley hearts, shattered dreams, and broken parts.
It feels like sunny days are comin soon.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:09 PM
Pretty nasty but I feel a bit better already, now that the pressure is down. The same doctor lanced it and dressed it, she was an angel.
I have a week off work, my boss was very understanding, he told me that he had to shoot his horse after it was bitten by a white-tail lol.
We think it was a spider bite which I think happened when I picked a forbidden mushroom.
so that's my interesting story for the week thanks again yo!
Edited by Halcyon Daze, 16 July 2012 - 12:07 PM.