Try mupurcin creme.You may need incision and drainage if it persists.
Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean.Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head.Take some over the counter pain reliever,apply Neosporin ointment on the bump and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription.Also if it persists then incison and drainage may be required as ig left untreated it may get converted to abscess.If there are recurrent boils,then pls get your blood sugar levels estimated.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
thank you for your help, I have been doing the hot compresses hoping it would come to a head but it won't. I am going to have togo to a doc. But do you have any idea why the scar that is left would sometimes have drainage too?
It would settle well with out any scar worth mentioning.