22 Home Remedies for Boils that Really Work

Boils are annoying, like my neighbor. Boils share the same appearance with pus, but boils are bigger and harder. They have been around since the world was made, as evidenced by the Bible. It was one of the plagues God afflicted upon the Egyptians, which convinced them to set the Israelites free. Boils appear at different places on the body, like scalp, head, back, groin, face, buttocks, underarms, and breast.

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Boils are normally harmless, but sometimes a number of symptoms may accompany them like high fever, severe pain, and change in appetite, or diabetes. Boils are caused either by blocked sweat glands or bacteria that enters through the hair follicle or small cuts on the skin. If you have a boil, but, for example, you are lazy to go off to a pharmacy to buy a medication, then you are reading the right article.

  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • People can use homeopathic medicines for boils but knowing the symptoms and a doctor consultation for knowledge of proper dosage must be observed as these medicines don’t work in the same way with all persons.
  • Examples of homeopathic remedies are: Belladonna, Silica, Calendula, Mercurius solubilise, Arsenicum album, and Hepar sulphuris.
  • Neosporin
  • Applying this directly onto the boil and its nearby area would heal boils faster.
  • Epsom Salt
  • It alleviates the boils when you bathe with it by adding Epsom Salt to your warm water.
  • Ichthammol Ointment
  • Well, it turns out you might actually have to go to the pharmacy. This ointment is available behind the counter without the requirement of a prescription. It should cost no more than $10.
  • Basil Leaves and Asafoetida
  • Gather basil leaves and extract its juice. Grab a ginger and crush it to make a paste. Mix the juice and paste, and then add asafoetida. Apply mixture on the affected area.
  • Bread Poultice
  • You will use ordinary bread as a bandage for the boil to disappear naturally. Prepare a warm water or milk, and soak a slice of bread in it before placing it directly on the boil. Do this twice a day.
  • Nutmeg
  • Drinking nutmeg prevents bacterial infection and stimulates the body’s blood circulation.
  • Marshmallow
  • Get a marshmallow leaf and bandage the boil to draw out pus.
  • Garlic
  • There are articles scattered around different websites all over the internet that has instructions on how to make garlic paste. However, you can simply put a heated garlic clove directly on the boil and let it sit for 10 minutes. Repeat more than a few times a day to get better results.
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Make a paste by mixing 3 drops of eucalyptus oil and 25 grams of powdered slippery elm with boiling water. Apply onto the boil until the pus drains.
  • Corn Meal
  • Put a corn meal to a half cup of boiling water. Applying the mixture directly on the boil and covering it up with a clean cloth absorbs the pus.
  • Indian Lilac
  • Again, you can do the searching yourself on how to make a lilac paste. Apply the mixture directly onto the boil. But, don’t rinse with ordinary water. Boil a few Lilac leaves when the water has evaporated to 1/3, use it to rinse.
  • Parsley Leaves
  • Use the parsley leaves as a bandage for the boil, to burst it without infection. Boil the parsley leaves, warm, and wrap in a thin cloth.
  • Black Seed
  • Drinking black seed oil is effective for the treatment of boils. Drink a mixture of ½ teaspoon oil with a cold or hot drink.
  • Jelly Jar
  • Boil a cup in a vessel for two minutes. Take out the cop with thongs. Place directly on the boil before it gets cool to make the pus come out.
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Grind cumin seeds and add water to make a paste. Apply on boil.
  • Egg
  • Separate the white of a boiled egg and wet it before applying directly on the boil. Cover with a clean cloth.
  • Milk
  • Milk is used for the treatment of boils since ancient times. Add 3 teaspoons of salt on a cup of heated milk, stir thoroughly, add flour or bread crumbles, then apply the mixture on the boil. Repeat process more than a few times a day.
  • Bacon
  • Roll bacon in salt, place between two pieces of cloth, which will then be put directly on the boil.
  • Castor oil
  • On a cotton ball, drop a few drops of castor oil. Directly put cotton ball on the boil.
  • Warm Compress
  • Add salt to a cloth dipped in warm water before placing on the boil for 12 minutes. Repeat 6 times a day.
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Drop oil on the boil directly. Do not consume internally!

There are also preventive measures such as good hygiene, sanitary environs, including Vitamins E, C, and A in your diet, and much more.

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