Natural Home Remedies Boils
Boils can be painful and messy when they pop, but the good news is that home treatments of boils are possible with a few easy natural ingredients. Known as furuncle, boils are round tender bumps filled with pus. If a group of boils occur in the same ares, these are then referred to as carbuncles.
Boil infections usually start in the root of the hair follicle, which rises to the surface of the skin as a red pus filled lump. Boils are very common, especially in children and adolescents.
Natural Home Remedies For The Treatment Of Boils
How to treat boils at home is a simple matter of keeping the area clean, not scratching the boil which would spread the infection and cleaning the area frequently with an antibacterial solution.
Treating Boils Naturally External
Tea Tree Oil
The best antibacterial treatment is natural tea tree oil made from the Australian Tea Tree. Safe to apply directly to the infected boil area, dab a small amount of tee tree oil using a cotton bud or swab 2 to 3 times daily. Do not get the oil in eyes or mouth.
Tea tree oil has anesthetic, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It is valuable as a first aid treatment for a range of small complaints and therefore a must addition to your home medicine cabinet.
Crush a clove of garlic and rub this on the infected area 2 to 3 times each day. A boil will normally take between 10 to 20 days to naturally clear, but with a little home treatment help can heal faster. Garlic is always a good natural remedy for a large variety of ills, so always have a bulb on hand.
Stop Boils Before They Occur Internally
Boils are usually the result of toxins or illness within the body so you can help avoid boils by eating healthy and keeping bowels regular.
Garlic can be used internally as well as being an effective antiseptic. Garlic helps to detoxify the body and adds flavor to foods. Cook with garlic wherever possible.
Keep your bowels healthy by drinking plenty of fresh water and eating natural unprocessed food full of fibre. Leafy green vegetables, bran and whole grain cereals help fight infections by eliminating toxins through the bowels.
Natural Ways To Make A Boil Pop
Take a slice of peeled potato (about 1 in. thick) and place it over the abscess or boil and secure it there with tape. Leave it on there for a couple hours and it will pull the pus and poison out.
To bring the boil to a head, soak a wash cloth in hot water then apply it to the boil for at least 5 minutes or until cool. Pop boil by gently squeezing or puncture it with a sterilized needle and allow to drain. You may need to apply the hot face cloth more than once to bring the boil to a head.
Soak a cotton ball in Tea Tree Oil and apply to the boil. Cover that with a gauze pad and tape it over the boil. It will give instant relief from pain and draw out the poison. It usually pops the boil in a day then just squeeze out the rest of the pus and poison
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