View Full Version : I've Got A Boil

Memphis Mike
02-17-2006, 05:10 PM
It's on my ass. Prolly from riding in the truck too much.

What say ye?

02-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Boil weeval? ;)

Memphis Mike
02-17-2006, 05:15 PM
Should it be picked like a pimple? Scwussed?

Bruce Taylor
02-17-2006, 05:18 PM
Talk to it...ask it to go away. If that doesn't work, you'd better shoot it.

02-17-2006, 05:24 PM
Hot compress (facecloth in hot water, rinse, repeat) at least 2x/day for 5 minutes. Dry. Apply Bacitracin antibiotic ointment. Don't bandage.

[ 02-17-2006, 05:25 PM: Message edited by: Meerkat ]

02-17-2006, 05:24 PM
Turn it into a Blues song

Woke up this morning
a new boil on my butt
I mentioned it to Soosee
she say "so what"

I'm out fixin coke machines
don't know what to do
I tried some sugar free
that don't work too

02-17-2006, 05:45 PM
You could also just soak your butt in a hot bath. ;)

02-17-2006, 05:53 PM
just add wild rice, a bit of butter and some spices, turn the burner to simmer...cover and wait 20 minutes....
Now what is the main course? :D Let me guess...Pork...! :D

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-17-2006, 05:56 PM
No Nurse, I said prick his boil!

02-17-2006, 06:14 PM
I knew a bike racer buddy who got such a bad boil he was on major antibiotics,,couldn't ride for a couple days,,BIG. If it's big enough it'll can be septic.

Todd Bradshaw
02-17-2006, 06:19 PM

02-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Having bicycled approx. 13,000 miles in Europe in my youth...I can't even imagine what it would be like to ride a bike with a boil on the butt...Then again, with all of the friction etc...that boil would not have to pierced....it would break on its own...even without a nurse...

02-17-2006, 06:21 PM
Todd...worst thing you can do for snake bite......snake bite kits....
Old view...very old view...ya don't use them now....
In fact, they should not even be available on the market...

02-17-2006, 07:06 PM
Thanks for sharing!

Memphis Mike
02-17-2006, 07:14 PM
I think I'm gonna pinch it.

Ya see Phil? This is all ya gotta do.

Ya have to post an interesting topic.

[ 02-17-2006, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
02-17-2006, 07:21 PM
Soak in the tub MM. ;)
It'll pop on it's own. tongue.gif
Now leave it alone and don't pick at it. :D

02-17-2006, 07:27 PM
Don't be a wimp Mikey! Norm woulda posted a picture. :D


Todd Bradshaw
02-17-2006, 10:04 PM
Uncas, Yes they are. We used to get people coming into our backpacking shop wanting snake bite kits. We would explain how dangerous and ineffective they were and that we didn't carry them. Most would ignore us, get pissed off and go down the street to the army surplus store to buy one. You can't save people from themselves.....

Peter Malcolm Jardine
02-17-2006, 10:13 PM
If it starts to speak, cut it off and send it to the republican party.

Memphis Mike
02-18-2006, 10:43 AM
All good advice but I have to admit. I don't got no boil. I lied. :D

Bruce Taylor
02-18-2006, 10:49 AM
Shoot it anyway! Preventive medicine.

02-18-2006, 11:04 AM
Assuming a real health question, what Kevin said. A hot bath soaked in salts can bring a boil out.

Leaving them go can be a bother, especially if you are sitting on your ass all day. They fester, they hurt. Better to be proactive.

Get one of those half gallon containers of Epsom salts. Just who was Epsom? Make a bath as hot as you can stand it. Pour in the container and sit in it. Then relax. The magic of the Epsom will do its work.

Del Lansing
02-18-2006, 08:15 PM
"This natural mineral, discovered in the well water of Epsom, England, has been used for hundreds of years, not only to fertilize plants but to treat a range of human and animal ailments. Who hasn't soaked sore feet in it at least once? Chemically, Epsom salts is hydrated magnesium sulfate (about 10 percent magnesium and 13 percent sulfur). Magnesium is critical for seed germination and the production of chlorophyll, fruit, and nuts. "
from DIY (http://doityourself.com/info/fertilizeepsomsalts.htm)

02-18-2006, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Memphis Mike:
All good advice but I have to admit. I don't got no boil. I lied. :D In that case, go soak your head! tongue.gif :D

Memphis Mike
02-18-2006, 08:41 PM
Well, if I had some of "Grannies Lye Soap" I might.

A hot bath do sound good.

It's so friggin cold here. :mad: I'm ready for Spring.

[ 02-18-2006, 08:42 PM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

Dolly Varden
02-19-2006, 03:46 PM
What say ye? i say you have no class
smile.gif .


Dolly Varden
02-19-2006, 04:15 PM
hey hillbilly, ya seens this here map paul found?

Dutch web page (http://maps.bzzt.net/users-euro-big.jpg)

[ 02-19-2006, 04:25 PM: Message edited by: Dolly Varden ]