How Do You Break And Remove Pus From Pus-Filled Swelling On The Skin?

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  1. ngureco profile image79
    ngurecoposted 12 years ago

    How Do You Break And Remove Pus From Pus-Filled Swelling On The Skin?

    What are the Home Remedies for Boils?

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    Heat.  Use very warm compresses to get the boil to drain or see a doctor.  If you squeeze it you might force bacteria back up into the infected area and beyond.

    As wellness15 says, be sure and wash with hot water and soap after dealing with it.

  3. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image73
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 12 years ago

    Well, I don't know if this is what you would call a boil, exactly.

    But I had this pus-filled swelling on the little finger of my right hand from an in-grown nail. You would not believe how much it hurt. Every time I touched something, yeow.  I went to the drug store looking for something to rub on it to relieve the pain.

    The pharmacist told me to soak my finger in warm salt water, take a razor blade and cut along the nail, squeeze the pus and blood out, and apply an antibiotic.

    So I did just that. The pain subsided immediately and the finger was good as new in a week or two

    Of course I could have gone to the doctor and paid $50 for the visit and whatever for a script.

  4. lotuslove19 profile image66
    lotuslove19posted 12 years ago

    just rub neosoprin powder on the pus filled swelling on the skin ,it will kill the bacteria  and ultimately dry the boil and will shed it off .

  5. artist101 profile image63
    artist101posted 11 years ago

    Warm milk compresses will bring the boil to a head faster. Warm a bowl of milk, soak a cotton ball, or gauze, place on boil for about 15 minutes. Repeat. Onion juice will also bring boil to a head faster, it is also anti bacterial. Peel and quarter a yellow onion, the hotter the better. Squeeze each section until a tablespoon of juice is obtained. Place juice on gauze pad, then on boil, secure with a bandaide or white surgical tape. Leave on. Replace the dressing often, until the boil bursts, on its own. Do not squeeze as it may cause the infection to go deeper into the body. When it finally bursts, make sure to clean the area with peroxide, an dispose of contaminated bandages, and dressing, as you may spread the infection. Most boils are bacterial in nature, you may apply olive leaf extract to the effected area, as well as neosporin, which is 3 antibiotics in one product. I have used this antidote many times. They say most boils are caused from an underlying infection, that was never taken care of. Usually teeth or sinus, and the infection traveled elsewhere, or lowered immunity. see my article on eczema for other recommendations. I hope this helps. http://natural-supplements-for-eczema-and-psoriasis

  6. nlclark profile image60
    nlclarkposted 11 years ago

    I have been dealing with these types of cysts all of my life.  In my teens and twenties I saw a Dermatologist for the condition. He injected the cysts directly with an antibiotic.  This was costly and painful.  The occurrence of these cysts became less frequent with age, and I stopped seeing the Dermatologist.  I dealt with them on my own as they occurred.  Artist101 is absolutely right.  Do not squeeze them.  Often times, this causes the pus to move backwards, and makes the infection worse.  Pushing down on the skin, on both sides of the cyst/boil sometimes aids in the release of pus, which greatly reduces the pain associated with the pressure under the skin.  Never try to release pus, if it hasn't come to a head.  The best home remedy I have found to bring the cyst to a head, is the membrane from a hard-boiled egg.  The membrane is the thin layer of skin between the shell and the egg white.  Keep the egg, shell, and membrane moist in a bowl of water.  Take a piece of the membrane and cover the area.  Keep it on until it dries.  Remove it, and if it hasn't come to a head, repeat.  The number of times always varies, but the membrane eventually draws the pus to the surface.  Another item worth noting, is that, in addition to this liquid pus, there is usually a core.  Solid white pus, which is somewhat of a "plug", so to speak.  If the core does not come to a head, and release, pus will continue to accumulate behind it, and the cyst will recur.  Often times, these cysts and boils consist of a number of pockets of pus with walls separating them, so you may have more than one head, as each pocket is drawn to the surface.  Again, never squeeze, as doing so, may cause more pockets to form under the skin.

    The next time I have a cyst, I will definitely try artist101's remedy as well.  Best wishes to you for some relief.  I know how painful these can be.

  7. Seshagopalan profile image68
    Seshagopalanposted 9 years ago

    Apply turmeric and keep it for some time.
    Then use cotton and gently press and remove the pus
    However it is good to consult doctor.

  8. prettynutjob30 profile image83
    prettynutjob30posted 9 years ago

    Try using a warm rag, or a cotton ball with alcohol on it. Depending on the size of it, these should work fine. But if it looks red and infected, don't touch it, you could make it worse. Get your doctor to lance it, they have the tools needed to do this.

  9. clivewilliams profile image72
    clivewilliamsposted 8 years ago

    Use a hot needle and just stick it. Won't hurt one bit.....if it does i am really sorry

  10. Joshua 33 profile image60
    Joshua 33posted 8 years ago

    How I do this is by breaking the surface of the skin and removing the pus. Within that swelling will be a 'core' which must be removed as well or the condition will return. The pus is merely white blood cells attacking some sort of foreign object the body cannot immediately identify for one reason or another. The 'core' is where that foreign object is actually located. The open wound left behind needs to be disinfected and bandaged until the body grows new skin to cover the inappropriate opening.

    It is possible to remove the affliction with meditation alone if you are properly trained, but this method is much quicker. Regardless, it will be helpful to identify the thought processes with created the unfortunate physical condition or other conditions will manifest in its place.

  11. sukhneet profile image31
    sukhneetposted 8 years ago

    I just wait for the pus's mouth to get open. Rest keep on using ointments and lotions for treating it until and unless it gets mature and ready to come out on its own.

  12. globalayucare-TM profile image60
    globalayucare-TMposted 7 years ago

    The best home remedy Treatment for boils will be Tea Tree oil. Take a piece of cotton and make it thin. Put 2 drops of tea tree oil into the thin cotton piece and apply to the boil 3- 4 times a day. It will drain the boil very soon.

  13. savithasuri profile image60
    savithasuriposted 7 years ago

    According to Ayurveda the hot fomentation helps to soften the boil and expell the pus. Heat 1/4 cup of water in a deep ladle. Add 2 tea spoons of coconut oil to it. Mix 2 tea spoons of wheat flour to this boiling water and stir it well to form a soft wheat bal. Place this wheat ball on a washed hibiscus leaf and allow it to cool down a bit. Place this warm wheat ball on boil. Repeat this 5-6 times. Apply betadine ointment and bandage it.

  14. profile image54
    Chloe Micaposted 7 years ago

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  15. roselinsojan profile image60
    roselinsojanposted 7 years ago

    Put honey on the affected area, honey is anti bacterial.

  16. MovieMatt profile image33
    MovieMattposted 7 years ago

    I used aloe vera. But if you can get a hold of aloe arborescens, it would probably work a lot quicker.

  17. Sunshyne1975 profile image83
    Sunshyne1975posted 7 years ago

    Turmeric supplements skills take care of it, you can also use the turmeric paste remedy along with it. Also warm compresses help tremendously.

    1. Sunshyne1975 profile image83
      Sunshyne1975posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Haha it's meant to say tumeric supplement capsules. Sorry.

  18. RockerGinger profile image68
    RockerGingerposted 7 years ago

    I'm no expert, but I had cystic acne that I shrunk with witch hazel. When the shrinking only took the size down to an extent, I used gauze (not tissues) to slowly pop the pimple. I then cleaned the wound after.

  19. sivasubrahmanyam profile image61
    sivasubrahmanyamposted 7 years ago

    The best way to remove Pus from Pus-filled Swelling on the skin is applying Garlic Oil. This oil will be available as 1.Strong 2. Medium 3. Mild. Better choose a medium one. Mix two drops of this oil (gives out very pungent smell) in Sesame oil and apply over the swelling portion lightly. Leave it for 2 minutes. The pus comes out automatically if there is an outlet or will come out in Urine. The swelling disappears by morning.

  20. Kei de juan profile image56
    Kei de juanposted 7 years ago

    PUt a warm compress over it for about 15 minutes every 4 hours for a day or two in rder for the boil to form a head.  Do not squeeze the boil if it is not super soft or fluctuant because it would only hurt and you would risk forcing bacteria back into the system.  Once you have a head and its soft enough, it would sometimes just resolve spontaneously or pop on its own..I f it does pop, or you popped it with a sterile needle, drain it by pushing the edges of the lesio.and then wipe it off with a gauze not tissue.  Wash it with warm water and soap, place povidone iodine on it and a bacterial ointment, and cover it up with 1 layer of gauze, but make sure you put plaseter on tightly in order to put pressure on it so that whatever pus remains would be drained out.  Dress it as often as ou need and never forget to clean it with soap and water frequently, and do apply an antibacterial ointment at least 2x a day

  21. Manda Reynolds profile image59
    Manda Reynoldsposted 7 years ago

    Fill a 16 to 20 ounce soda or water bottle 3/4 of the way full with hot water. Squeeze the bottle and apply the opening to the skin covering the affected area. Wait about five minutes. Remove the bottle. This should soften the core of the area. Apply a wet cloth soaked in hot Epson salt water. Leave on for 20 minutes. Gently squeeze the area. If this does not release the core and drain the area then you should see a doctor because it will probably need lanced.

  22. docashp profile image76
    docashpposted 6 years ago

    If its a big pus filled cavity causing systemic symptoms like fever it is best drained by a surgeon and the method is known as Hilton's method.The pus is drained mostly under local anaesthesia and any septations in the pus cavity are removed.This is usually followed by a short couse of oral antibiotics.

  23. ChadCrouch profile image54
    ChadCrouchposted 6 years ago

    You should get dr pimplepopper on the phone.

  24. profile image52
    pronatali2003posted 6 years ago

    Few people have ever encountered the appearance of a purulent wound or furuncle on the body.
    Self-medication is permissible only in very innocuous cases. If the wound or furuncle increases, pus in them is deep, the problem is accompanied by a constant increase in temperature, then you should definitely consult a doctor. It is necessary to surgically open and establish drainage (a device that does not allow the wound to fully tighten, contributing to the outflow of pus). If you tighten with this, waiting for the pus to come out, you can eventually get even a blood poisoning. This is fraught with bad consequences.
    First of all purulent wounds need to be washed and cleaned. For this, therapeutic baths and lotions are used. Make them from a variety of plant species
    To get a decoction, you need to take one tablespoon of ground vegetable raw material, add one liter of boiled water and cook in a water bath for 15 minutes over a small fire. After cooling, place the wound with the wound in the bath for half an hour. Repeat the procedure daily 2-3 times.
    After purification and disinfection, procedures are performed to create an outflow of pus from the wound. Pulp out the wound will help the following folk remedies.
    Garlic-soap compress. Pulp from the closed wound will help garlic-soap compress. To make it, the head of garlic is baked in the oven. Then it is ground and mixed with a finely grinded laundry soap. From this mixture a cake is formed, applied to the wound and fixed with a bandage. After four hours, the bandage needs to be changed. After some time, the pus will come out.
    Cut onion. The head of onions cut into two parts is applied to the wound and fixed with a bandage for 4 hours.
    Leaf scarlet. The leaf is cut along and the side of the pulp is applied to the site of suppuration. It is fixed with a bandage or band-aid and left for the night. The effect will be visible after 2-3 days.
    Beet and potato compresses. Beets or potatoes are finely chopped on a grater and the resulting gruel is applied to the wound. Change the compress every two to three hours.
    But if the condition worsens, then it is necessary to consult a doctor.

  25. writer_villa profile image59
    writer_villaposted 6 years ago

    Try these methods:

    1) Let the swelling localize, settle and ripen until you can see the wounded head in dull and whitish color.
    2) Pour warm - hotter water slowly over the wound site. Repeat it for many times over one or two days.
    3) Now, the wound would be ready to puncture.
    4) Once you feel that the pain has subsided, dip a sharp pin in surgical spirit, dry it and make a quick and sharp puncture hole just on top of the head.
    5) You should see a tiny droplet of pus now.
    6) To ensure quick healing of the wound, you may need to drain the wound of pus completely. Otherwise, the infection may return again.
    7) To drain the pus, gently apply pressure around the wound, taking care not to touch the head.
    8) Now, you should feel a tiny lump somewhere on the base of the wound. When you find it, apply little more pressure on the site because the source of pus is usually found here.
    9) Now, you will observe those larger droplets of pus oozing out of the opening.
    10) Apply little more pressure on the lump and elsewhere to release all pus from the wound.
    11) Once drained, make sure that you apply antiseptic cream all over the wound and on the base.

    Note: To ease pain, you may also apply Iodex cream just around the base of the wound; do not apply it in the wound opening

  26. mustafajamal12 profile image57
    mustafajamal12posted 6 years ago

    Try using a warm rag, or a cotton ball with alcohol on it.

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    flowerskartsposted 6 years ago

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  28. ramnarineacchoda profile image60
    ramnarineacchodaposted 5 years ago

    Dress it as often as ou need and never forget to clean it with soap and water frequently, and do apply an antibacterial ointment at least 2x a day


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