There are several ways patients can treat boils at home, including placing a warm compress on their boils. A warm compress will help decrease the pain and will also help the boil to come to a head and eventually burst, as noted by WebMD.
When boils begin to drain, patients can wash the affected area with antibacterial soap to prevent the risk of infection. It is also important to apply a topical medicated ointment to the boil and cover it with a bandage. Once the boil bursts, patients must wash the affected area two to three times per day until the wound has properly healed. If the boil begins to look infected at any time, it is recommended by WebMD to consult a medical professional.