1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Anyone get boils? How do you treat them?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mamagardener, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    I have a boil over my left eye, and it hurts a lot. It does not have a head, it is really hard and red. I went to the doctor and she gave me antibiotics and is sending me to a plastic surgeon on Monday. She said to use warm compresses and not to poke or prod at it. Monday though is a long time, and did I mention it hurts alot? Anyone have any home remedies to make it better sooner?
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN

    I have never had any- but I hope you feel better soon. I don't know if there is really a "good place" to get a boil- but over your eye has to be awful! [​IMG]
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] ouch... Those suckers hurt.. cant imagine one on my eye! Good luck! [​IMG]
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    and they are sure it is not a stye....that is usually what you get in or around your eye or cyst
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  5. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    No, it is definitely a boil. It is on my forehead over my eye.
  6. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Black Forest
    You could try a drawing potion, like Prid or Black Salve (Icthammol ointment) with a small bandaid over it. The boil will come to a head and feel much better when it breaks. Your doctor made a good call with the plastic surgeon, after all it is your face.
  7. JetBlack

    JetBlack Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Pics? I want to go "Ewwwwww!"

    Then I'll probably go wash my face really good.

    8 times.
  8. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Songster

    Jan 20, 2010
    Enfield & Chaplin CT
    Just be careful because it is on your eye. A lot of remedies are pretty caustic. The first thing that came to my mind was a baking soda paste.
  9. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    If its on your forehead ,
    peel a raw potato and grate it into
    mash onto a large strip of cloth
    tie it around ur head to hold the mashed raw potato
    on your boil, it will draw it to open.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  10. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Putting warm compresses on them really help. I'm not sure if a plastic surgeon is necessary, most of them heal and leave a small mark which fades over time.

    When this one heals, really check yourself over to make sure you're not getting another one. You want to be sure it's just a boil and not a staph infection.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: