I have a boil on my buttocks and its irritating the hell out of me for the past 3-4 days. I had one before and now this one shows up at the exact same location. I don't know what to do but sit sideways on the left cheek. It sucks and I'm not sure when it will just go away.

Some pictures of the boil itself, WARNING!
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I'm not sure how bad the condition is, but if anyone know please help me out!
I've used neosporin cream on it for awhile, but it doesnt help as much.
It hurts and stings for awhile when I move or have any movements around the area if you can see in the photos.

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replied June 27th, 2014

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Boils are caused by infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Boil on buttocks is usually due to plugged sweat glands that become infected or by an ingrown hair.

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 and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. Recurrence of boils may be found in diabetes. So get your blood sugar levels checked.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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