Boil-Ease Pain Relieving Ointment is a maximum strength pain relieving ointment with 20 percent benzocaine, a local anesthetic commonly used as a pain reliever. Use Boil-Ease for the temporary relief of pain caused by boils, skin infections that occur in hair follicles or glands that can grow to become larger and more painful over time. Boils are typically caused by bacteria or fungi that can enter the body through cuts or damaged hair follicles and cause infections. Patients with diabetes and immune system disorders and consumers with poor nutrition habits more commonly develop boils. Apply Boil-Ease to the affected area no more than twice daily. Please consult a physician before applying Boil-Ease on children younger than two. Also consult a doctor if the boil doesn’t go away after two weeks or if you develop fever or chills.