Why it works: Applying warm compress helps boils to drain up faster.
How it works: Soak a clean washcloth in hot water. Be careful not to use water that is too hot, especially on children. Apply the warm compress: Hold the compress to the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this three to four times daily until the boil or stye releases pus and heals.
The self cure remedy of Apply compress for the care and relief of Boil has an effectiveness score of 3.3 and a popularity score of 71 on the self-cure system.