Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil
Apply warm compresses on the boil
and keep the area clean. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.