In Exodus I’ve read many times about the plague of boils and in Deuteronomy about painful boils that can’t be cured that spread over the whole body.  I never thought to long about these, just the passing thought of yuck or that’s not good.

Last week David came home from work with a big red bump on the front of his neck.  It was too big and swollen to be acne and after looking in the health manual and the book “Where there are no doctors” I came to the conclusion he had a boil.  Boils to some degree are common place here, many people have them and get them, but this was our first experience with them.  David complained of the pain with the boil and it seemed to grow larger every day.  He started treating it like we are supposed to with a warm/hot compress and pull the skin back from the boil to try and drain the infection out.  He only could get a little out when he continued this process, but 7 days after it appeared he pulled back and yuckola the pus came out and kept coming, which is great for his healing process – as pictured.

We didn’t take any pictures of Joshua’s nasal impetigo blisters, but they are healed now thanks to answered prayers.

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6 Responses to Boils

  1. Lisa says:

    seriously one of the nastiest pictures i have ever seen! EEEEeeeewe! ….. but I am glad you’re better.

    • David says:

      I agree – I had two pictures and I asked DeAnna which one to post and she said they were both bad. But now you will always have a mental picture of a person with a boil when you read about it.

  2. Pop-pop says:

    I am so glad you are doing better. Know that we continue to pray.

  3. Pop-pop says:

    Salt water compresses or baking soda paste will also help draw out the pus.

  4. Denise says:

    I know it’s gross but thanks for sharing! I would have loved to see the puss coming out….like popping a giant zit! Sorry David, glad you’re better!

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