How to Lance a Boil?


To lance a boil you will need to see a doctor. He will numb the area and then use a scalpel type instrument to cut the boil. He will then drain it and pack it with gauze. It should heal in about a week!
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How to Lance a Boil
Boils are packets of infection that begin deep inside the skin, usually around a hair follicle. Boils are generally found on the face, neck and in sweaty and high friction areas. Lancing a boil yourself is not recommended as it can spread infection.... More »
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To lance a boil, you first need to wash your hands. Then you rub the site with an alcohol swab. The next step is to wet a rag and let it sit on the boil until it becomes saturated
1. Keep the area around the boil clean. You might want to use a mild astringent like Witch Hazel to help bring the boil to a head. Apply the Witch Hazel to a cotton ball and hold
A boil is lanced with a clean sterile needle or with a very sharp blade called a lancet by a
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