In the later stages of the development of the abscess, its intensive increase and progression, the formation of a dense inner core, drug treatment is ineffective. In such cases, the removal of the boil is prescribed, which is performed by an experienced surgeon. This operation is minimally invasive and practically painless, allows you to quickly clean the infected cavities and prevent the dangerous consequences of the inflammatory process.
Removal of a boil surgically
Classical intervention occurs in stages:
- local anesthesia;
- antiseptic skin treatment;
- opening the boil through an incision with a scalpel;
- removal of the rod and pus from the cavity;
- washing the wound;
- laying an antibacterial ointment or powder;
- installation of drainage (if necessary);
- applying a sterile dressing.
The whole operation takes no more than half an hour.
After the surgical procedure, you will need to visit the doctor regularly to change the dressings. With proper wound care and following the recommendations of a specialist, healing occurs quickly, about 10-15 days.
Furuncle removal with laser
This method of getting rid of abscesses is more modern and safe.
Laser removal of inflammatory elements does not require the use of a scalpel and has a number of indisputable advantages:
- the speed of the operation, it takes about 20 minutes;
- no need for anesthesia;
- exclusion of any side effects;
- fast healing without scars;
- minimal skin injury;
- painless recovery period.
The described technology allows you to get rid of the boil in just 1 session, without the need for drainage and re-dressings in the surgeon’s office. All rehabilitation activities can be carried out independently, and a small wound heals within a week without scarring.
Removal of a boil with a bottle and other “handicraft” methods
There are several methods for self-opening an abscess – squeezing, heating, applying a thick-walled jar or bottle with heated air, and others. Such methods of getting rid of a boil are not only ineffective, but also dangerous. Pus from the cavity of the inflammatory element, along with bacteria, can quickly enter the bloodstream, which will provoke its infection (sepsis). Such experiments, at best, will result in chronic furunculosis, and at worst, death.