DS1 has a nasty little boil close to his groin/jockline. He's only just alerted me of it now, but I didn't see it when he had a bath last night so thinking it must have come up some time today. Anyway it's pretty red and swollen, it's not huge but he is complaining it hurts and wont let me anywhere near it.
What do I do? I've never dealt with boils before so I have no idea. I've booked him in with our GP but appointment isn't until Friday. Do I just leave it and keep an eye on it? Also what do they usually give/do to get rid of boils? He is petrified of the Doctors because of our last visit (split his chin at Daycare and needed to have a needle in his chin and get stitched up) I'm hoping it will disappear on it's own by Friday, but doubt it. My mum keeps telling me he may need a penicillin shot in his bum, he will so not cope with that, i'm hoping some sort of cream or anti-b will be all he needs (if he needs anything)