Boil Natural Cures
Overview:
Boil, also known as furuncle, is a skin disease caused by the inflammation of
hair follicles, resulting in the accumulation of pus and dead skin in the area.

Symptoms of boils are red, pus-filled lumps that are tender, warm, and
possibly painful. When the boil is ready to drain or discharge pus, a yellow or
white point can be seen at the center of the boil. In a severe condition of boil,
one may experience fever or lymph nodes. Boils most often appear on the
back, stomach, shoulders, face, lips, underarms, eyes, nose, thighs, and
buttocks. Many times an itch may develop before the lumps start developing.

Those with immune system disorders, diabetes, poor hygiene or malnutrition
are particularly vulnerable to getting boils.





Using Warm Compression- The warm compression of a boil is one of the
best things you can do. One way to do this is to soak a washcloth in warm
water before applying it to the boil for 15 to 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a day. You
should continue these warm compressions 3-4 days after the boil has opened
and drained.

Alternative Compression- Aside from a warm washcloth, several other home
remedies have shown to have additional benefits when applied to the boil.
Some of these items include a raw onion slice, mashed garlic, a bag of black
tea, and a heated slice of tomato.

Avoid Boil Spreading- Especially when the boil is draining, it is important to
keep the surrounding skin very clean to prevent additional boils from forming in
the area. Also, remember to wash your hands thoroughly after treating a boil,
especially before preparing or handling food. Staph bacteria can cause food
poisoning.

The Denver Mud Cure- The application of Denver Mud to a newly forming boil
has become a popular folk remedy because of its ability to draw the boil to a
head quicker. You can obtain Denver Mud over-the-counter at most health
stores and pharmacies.

Take Showers to Prevent Boils- In rare cases, taking a bath while affected by
boils can cause the infection to spread to other areas of the body.
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