Treatment And Pictures Of Boils

Published: 16th October 2009
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A boil is an accumulation of pus localized in a small area and encompassed by inflamed tissue in the skin and is usually located in a hair follicle. It can be caused by a physical condition such as diabetes, acne, or severe dermatitis. It may also result from low immunity, irritations, an illness, stress, food allergy, unsatisfactory diet, shaving, plucking hairs or poor cleanliness.

Boils customarily begin as a small tender spot, becoming hard and swelling, and finally softening and forming a head. The center of a boil that is totally full of pus is soft and is filled with infection-fighting white blood cells, bacteria and proteins that dispose of the poison. Ultimately the pus develops into a head, which can be surgically opened or drained out thru the surface of the skin.

Boils treatment is targeted at letting the boil burst on its own. It is tempting to press or pop a boil before it does so on its own but this is not advisable. The best boils treatment is to apply a material soaked in warm water to the affected area. This could help to ease some of the discomfort due to the boil. It'll also help to drain the pus by encouraging the 'head' of the boil to burst.

You can attempt to burst a boil as an element of home boils treatment if the boil has gone soft. Do not try this if the boil still feels hard. It is important to remember to treat the affected area with antibacterial soap after pressing out the boil. This can help the growth of infection as well as accelerate the healing process. You need to also dress the boil to circumvent the infection from extending to other bits of the skin.

Home Treatment for Boils
  • gradually warm a betel leaf until it becomes soft. Coat it with a layer of Castor oil and put it over the inflamed area. Put on a new leaf every few hours. After some applications of the Castor oil coated betel leaf the boil will rupture and drain.
  • Juice of onion or garlic when applied externally on boils helps to rupture them and drain out the pus.
  • Steep parsley in boiled water till it is soft and juicy. When the parsley is hot, wrap it in clean linen or muslin material and apply it to the infected area.
  • Crush, grind, or chop garlic and/or onion and put into a cheese cloth and apply the cloth on the area affected. This can help rupture the boil quicker.
  • Castor bark is profitable in dumping boils quickly. Grind up some castor bark into powder and add enough water to form a paste. Coat this paste to the boils once each day.
  • Mix ground cumin seeds in water to produce a paste then apply the paste to the infected area for good results.
  • One teaspoon of milk cream mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder to form a paste. When applied, it helps to bring the boil to a head and heals it without becoming septic.

Be sure to exercise all precautions when following directions on the recipes from this article. Abstain from using if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

For additional info on treating boils on buttocks, including videos and pictures of boils, visit : Pictures Of Boils.

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