acneBoils are painful, red lumps filled with pus on the skin above infected hair follicles.

To treat boils or styes, dermatologists recommend the following tips:

  1.       Apply a warm compress and soak the boil or stye in warm water to reduce the pain.
  2.       Hold a warm compress on it for 10 minutes up to four times per day.
  3.     Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help ease symptoms if your boil or stye is painful and make sure to read the instructions in order to take the correct dosage.
  4.      Don’t try to squeeze or pop a boil or stye because it will increase the risk of spreading the bacteria to the other eye.
  5.      Keep it covered with a sterile bandage or gauze to prevent infection while it heals.