Q. I have a small pus-filled boil under my lips and is painful. Please suggest treatment.

Answered by
Dr. Zubayeralam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 08, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 25, 2020

Hi doctor,

I was having a small boil under my lower lip edge and I pressed it and opened the pus. My lower lip is fully swollen with yellowish and there is a small cut while pressing for pus. This is very painful now.



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According to your statement, you have a boil under your lower lip edge and your lip is swollen after pressing it. It is painful too. Boil is a skin infection caused by Staph.aureus and its aggravating factors are DM (diabetes mellitus), immune-compromised, anxiety, etc.

You should continue your current medication. You can add Flucloxacillin (Neoflox for 14 days) along with your antibiotic Cephalexin as it is caused by staphylo aureus.

Apply warm compresses and soak the boil in warm water. When the boil starts draining wash it with an anti-bacterial soap until all the pus is gone and clean with rubbing alcohol. If any complications occur please inform me I will try to help you further.

Thank you doctor,

Soak boil in warm water? Also, without opening the pus out will it not cure?



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You should not touch or press it with hands, it may be infected as it happened earlier. A boil is not fully cured until its pus has gone out. But pus cannot be drained either by needle insertion or pressing by hands. If you apply warm water on it or soak the boil in warm water with a sterile piece of cloth that help to lessen the inflammation and pain and head will appear on it after a few days. Warm water helps to burst its head naturally and drain out the pus.During this period you should use antibacterial soap and alcohol as an antiseptic for washing and cleaning. It should be continued until whole pus is gone out.

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