Angela, I have boils rather often. Some of them not painful, most of them are. I've been to the doctor time and time again, even had one in a certain area where I had to go to the emergency room. They were not very helpful. The only thing that they told me was to soak the area in cool (sitz temperature) because hot water inflamenates it even more and makes it more painful. I've gotten bold enough to pop my own using a sewing needle and alcohol. It's extremely painful but once it's popped and drained it feels SO MUCH BETTER. I don't know if this is the option for you but I was told that if you are prone to having boils, that there is nothing that they can do. I even took antibiotics for them and just seemed to not respond to the problem. Sorry to be so graphic, but I wanted to share with you seeing as how I wish there was a cure. Best of luck!