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What are different home remedies for Boils? – Part 1

What is a Boil?
• A boil or furuncle is a bacterial infection with pus that develops around a hair follicle
• Boils are very contagious and potentially serious as they can spread.
• A boil starts out as a tender, red, hot, tense bump and matures into a yellowish point within 2 to 4 days.
• The boil can burst open, discharging pus which can relieve some of the pain.
• Boils heal with scarring.
• Boils usually occur in areas that are hairy or that are exposed to lots of movement and friction.
• The most common bacteria found in boils are Staphylococcus aureus (staph bacteria).

These include areas:
• under the belt
• on the neck
• face
• scalp
• underarms
• buttocks

People susceptible to developing boils are:
• Diabetics
• Alcoholics
• With cancer
• HIV/AIDS
• Those on chemotherapy
• Problems with the immune system
• Poor nutrition
• Poor hygiene
• Exposure to harsh chemicals that irritate the skin

Symptoms of Boils
• The skin around the boil becomes infected.
• It turns red, painful, warm, and swollen.
• More boils may appear around the original one.
• A fever may develop.
• Lymph nodes may become swollen.

Home Remedies for Boils

1. Take vitamin C, A, Zinc supplements.
2. Milk Cream
• Apply a mixture of a teaspoon each of milk cream and vinegar with a pinch of turmeric powder.
• This will ripen the blood boils and heal them without become septic.

3. Astralagus Tea
• This helps to enhance immunity.
• Drink about eight glasses a day.

4. Calendula
• Calendula ointment can to applied to the skin overlying an unbroken boil.
• This will decrease the inflammation and act as an antiseptic.

5. Garlic
• Garlic is a natural antibiotic and also an immune-system booster.
• This can be taken in capsule form.

6. Goldenseal-root powder
• This can be mixed with enough boiling water to make a paste.
• It is used as a topical poultice in order to draw out the boil.

7. Mixture of elm and eucalyptus oil
• A mixture of 25 grams (2,500 milligrams) of powdered slippery elm, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, and just enough boiling water can be made to form a thick paste which can be applied to the boil.
• Leave it on until the paste cools.
• Always make a fresh batch and reapply it.
• Repeat this until the pus is discharged from the boil.

8. Marshmallow leaf or figwort
Marshmallow leaf or figwort can also be made into a poultice to draw out pus.

9. Tea tree oil
• This oil can be applied externally to a boil as an antiseptic.
• This will work against bacteria and fungi.
• The pure oil will probably irritate inflamed skin.
• A mixture of a few drops and any vegetable oil can also be taken.
• Do not take tea tree oil internally.

10. Herbal tea
• A tea made from two parts wild indigo to one part each of echinacea, pasque flower, and poke root can be taken about three times a day.
• This will help healing.
• This tea can also be applied externally to a boil to curb infection.

11. Bitter Gourd
• A cupful of fresh bitter gourd juice can be mixed with 1 teaspoon of lime juice and sipped on slowly on an empty stomach.
• Do this every day for a few days.

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