Home Remedies for Boils
Boils are sore reddish painful bumps on the skin, filled with pus, due to infection in the skin. It is caused by bacteria called staphylococcus. Poor immune system, alcoholism, malnutrition and diabetes can also cause boils. Most boils are harmless, but can be unattractive and painful. Try out the home remedies as soon as you notice a boil on your skin…..
- Neem is an effective remedy for boils. Take a handful of neem and grind to paste. Apply this paste on the boil. Repeat several times. Antibacterial properties of neem will help to clear the boil.
- Boil an egg and take a piece of egg white and place on the boil. Cover with a cloth and let it remain for some time.
- Turmeric has been used from years back to treat skin infections. Boils can be treated by applying turmeric paste on the boil. Repeat 3-4 times a day.
- Applying the juice of onion on boils will help to treat it because onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
- Garlic juice is also a good remedy for boils. Just crush some garlic and place on the boils. The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of garlic will help to get rid of the boil. Also make sure that you consume plenty of garlic in your food.
- Tea Tree Oil : Another effective home remedy for boils is tea tree oil which has antiseptic properties to heal the boil. Put a drop of tea tree oil directly on the boil.
- A proven treatment for boils is bread poultice. Place the bread poultice on the boil to reduce inflammation. Bread poultice is made by soaking a slice of bread in warm milk or water. Or heat a cup of milk and slowly add 3 tsp of salt and simmer for 10 minutes. Switch off the flame and add a slice of bread into the mixture. Place a portion of the bread poultice on the boil every 1 hour.
- Cumin seeds are another home remedy for boil. Grind some cumin seeds by adding little water to paste. Apply this cumin seeds paste on the boils.
- Warm compress has always helped to cure boil. Take a bowl of hot water and add 1 tsp of salt. Dip a clean piece of cloth in the bowl. Squeeze out the excess water and place the cloth on the boil. The heat will increase circulation of blood and as more blood cells are circulated to the infection site, the boil will heal faster.
- The ‘jelly jar’ treatment is helps to heal boils. Boil a cup in a pot of water. Remove it with tongs and when the cup becomes of bearable heat, just place the cup over the boil. Blood is circulated to the affected area as the cup cools and this helps to cure the boil.
Don’t run to the chemist when a boil appears on your skin. Over-the-counter drugs for boils can such as antibiotics; ibuprofen and acetaminophen have side effects which are harmful. Just try out these easy and cheap remedies and cure your boil in the safest manner.