Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are triggered by the infection of one or more hair follicles. This contagious condition affects both sexes and start as red, tender lumps that grow as they are filled with pus. These rupture and drain in about two weeks. Large boils may leave a scar and may occur with a fever.
Small boils can be treated at home in most cases through a heat application 15-20 minutes 3 times a day. A hot wash cloth or hot pack will increase blood flow to the infection and draw more bacterial fighters (neutrophils) to the area. If the boil if firm, it is not recommended to open and drain the boil. Wait for the boil to become soft or formed before treating through drainage with a hot compress.
For boils filled with blood, bitter gourd acts as the perfect boils home remedy treatment. Take 1 cup juice of bitter gourd and add 1 tsp limejuice to it. Consume this mixture empty stomach in the morning on a daily basis for a couple of months and see the magical results.Apply a poultice of crushed fenugreek seeds which have been boiled in water for 10 minutes to treat boil.
Saliva anti-infective properties of saliva may prevent a boil developing according to Mr Bryan Evers from West Middlesex. 'Whenever I have an incipient boil - one knows from the feel of it after experiencing one whether it is a boil or just a spot - I apply saliva and in a couple of days it has gone. Several friends have cured their boils in the same way - very simple too.'
Milk cream is considered valuable in the treatment of boils. Take 1 tsp of milk cream and add ? tsp vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Apply it on the blood filled boils.
Another effective remedy for boil treatment is to take equal quantities of honey, fresh lemon Juice, fresh orange juice and cod liver oil mixed and taken three times a day is an excellent tonic when you are feeling tired and run down.
Garlic Juice with 3 parts water is an excellent cleansing agent. Raw garlic applied on the face can make persistent pimples disappear without a scar with repeated applications. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples & boils.
Aside from diet, there are several illnesses that can lower the body's immune system and cause a higher risk for different kinds of skin and health infections. Boils are a type of infection, and by having a weaker immune system, a person is more likely to develop this type of skin abscess. Medical conditions such as diabetes can also contribute to the risk of developing bacterial infections like staph or fungal infections such as candida albicans. These kinds of infection may lead to major health problems such as excruciating boils on the skin.
Hot Packs, applied continually to the boil, increase circulation, pushing pus to the surface, and hastening the formation of a head. Soak a washcloth in warm water, wring it, and use it as a compress for twenty to thirty minutes, three to four times a day.