Most minor skin boils will disappear with simple home treatment. All you have to do is:

1. Apply warm water compresses to your boil. This will decrease the pain and help draw the pus to the surface.

2. Once the boil bursts and starts draining, wash it with an antibacterial soap until all the pus is gone.

3. Apply a medicated ointment (antibiotic) on it.

4. Repeat the procedure until the wound heals. Note: If the infection worsens, immediately consult your skin doctor.

Always wait for the boil to burst by itself, DO NOT try to burst it yourself as this may cause deeper infection.