Treatment of a boil is prescribed depending on the stage of the disease. At the very beginning, when the inflammatory process is localized within the hair sac, they are limited to conservative treatment. First of all, it is strict observance of skin hygiene, cleaning the area around the boil with 1% iodine alcohol or similar disinfectants. Local compresses with alcohol-containing solutions, rivanol, dressings with Vishnevsky ointment or tar ointment are prescribed. Under such dressings boils quickly ripen and open. Sometimes a boil is chipped with a solution of antibiotics, if there is a risk of infection spread. In addition, physiotherapy procedures are assigned.
If purulent the process has already gone beyond the hair follicle , i.e. an abscess began, the therapy will be somewhat different. Abscessing boil is treated surgically. The operation consists in the incision and removal of the purulent-necrotic core and surrounding affected tissue. After these manipulations, a sterile dressing is applied to the wound, it is changed daily until healing. After such an operation, children often applies the general treatment antibiotics . It is also recommended therapy aimed at strengthening the child’s immune system.
Sometimes, after curing one boil, another, or even several, skin area appears on another part of the skin. This disease is called furunculosis. In this case, complex therapy is needed, including the treatment of each individual inflammation. At the same time, a course of antibacterial therapy is prescribed. Some help to patients with furunculosis may be provided by homeopathic therapy, laser therapy, ultraviolet irradiation of blood.
Parents should know that the boil should never be squeezed out, especially when it is localized on the face or hair of the head. In this case, the child should be immediately shown to the surgeon for proper treatment.