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Posted by: Blue | 2003/12/17

How to treat a boil (pitsweer)

Hi, I think I have a boil (pitsweer) on my upper thigh. A huge swollen bump has appeared and it is very sensitive. The area aroung the bump is red and seems inflamed. What should I do to treat it??

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Best is to consult your family physician for a course of antibiotic treatment. An ointment or cream is of limited value as it is unable to penetrate deeply into the tissue in order to address the infection. The boil should not be squeezed or punctured, unless done so by a health professional. The aforementioned may actually worsen the boil.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/10/20

Ek sit nou met een wat my wel help is skoon grees maar dit pyn maaky dood 31

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Posted by: 123 | 2003/12/17

MENG SUNLIGHT SEEP MET SUIKER EM MAAK HOM TOE HY SAL DIE OIT UIT TREK ( SORRY EK IS AFRIKAANS ) EK HOOP DIT SAL JOU HELP

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Posted by: Jannes | 2016/04/06

Ja dit werk, en hou hom daar met 'n plyster. Ons het altyd 'n glas coke bottel gevat en in kook water warm gemaak, en dan die kop se oop punt oor die sweer gesit, en dit dan so uitgetrek. Dis erg seer, so net ve 5oog of meer. Dis net my ondervinding, ek het die 9 oog laat uit sny, dit was die ergste wat ek gehad het.

Posted by: Boeta | 2014/12/23

Is jy seker dit sal werk en hoe lank Gaan dit vat en hoe Moet ek dit daar how

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