Heal with Home Remedies to Completely Get Rid of Boils without Leaving any Scarring
Boil is a bacterial infection of hair follicle or sweat gland. Boils typically appear on face, armpits, inner thighs and buttocks as a result of blockage of pour or follicle by the dead skin and other debris.
In the battle with the bacterial infection a lot of white cells from the blood die causing large amount of puss, swelling, redness and pain in varying degrees. This forms an acute boil on the surface of the skin.
However, recurring boils are not formed due to hair follicle infection but they generally are caused by the gastrointestinal bacteria appearing in the blood to create skin infection. In addition, they may appear as a consequence of eating too much sugar.
Once you understand the type of boil on your skin anywhere on buttocks, inner thighs or armpits, you can get rid of them at home. .
Don’t try to lance or open it because it may spread infection and cause scarring.
Following 3 home remedies for boils are very helpful.
1-Hot Compress to Fight Bacteria
Acute boil that pops up suddenly can be healed buy rushing extra blood to the infected area. Although the immune system is already rushing blood to the spot but that is not sufficient. So, additional blood is required which can be accomplished by hot compress.
This works only for the boil that pops up suddenly and is not a recurring one.
- Immerse a wash cloth in hot water ( as hot as you can tolerate without burning your skin)
- Squeeze and twist the cloth to remove water
- Place the cloth on the boil for 20 minutes
- If it loses heat then repeat the process to complete 20 minutes
Do the hot compress for 2-3 times a day for 2 days. This should kill all the bacteria. It is now time to remove the puss.
Now you change divide this 20 minutes routine in two parts of 10 minute each. First immerse the wash cloth in hot water and follow the above steps for 10 minutes. Then immerse another wash cloth in ice cold water, squeeze and twist the cloth to remove the ware and place it on the boil for 10 minutes.
Repeat the cycle 3 times. That means total one hour. Do it twice a day. The puss will be drawn out without pricking in couple of days.
Alternatively you can use commercially available hot water bottles/bags.
2-Turmeric and Vinegar Paste
Turmeric is used in treatment of many conditions and infection. It is consumed internally as well as in some cases it is applied externally. Because of its multiple healing benefits, it is used in many regular food recipes particularly in Asian cuisines.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent with very strong antioxidant properties.
We are going to use it externally on the boil to heal it.
- Take half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Add vinegar to make a thick paste
- Apply the paste on the boil and keep it there for 30 minutes.
- Clean it with warm water
You can use it on the skin area which can be kept uncovered. Otherwise the strong color of turmeric can spread on your cloths. Therefore, boils on face and thighs if you wear shorts are safe places. Even with some extra care and sleeveless cloths you can use it on boils on armpits. If you can afford to stay bare bottoms for 30 minutes then you can apply on boils on buttocks also.
Though it looks like a salt it is not really a salt. It is a naturally available pure mineral compound magnesium sulfate.
It has possesses many medicinal properties that benefits skin and nerves. It helps reducing inflammation and improves muscles functions and nervous system. It is a very popular ingredient for a relaxing bath.
Epsom salt is a very potent external treatment of boils. It helps fast healing and removal of puss. The best way to use it on boil is as under.
- Take a teaspoon of Epsom salt in a bowl
- Add two teaspoons of warm water to make a thick solution
- Dip a cotton pad in the solution and place it on the boil
- Keep it on the boil for 20 minutes
- Wash the skin and clean it dry
Do this twice a day for 203 days. Epsom salt will make the boil to make a head and drain automatically.
Remember the boil must open on its own. All the above remedies are to help the boil to produce a head fast so that it can open its own. When it opens let the puss drain. Clean and wash the area with warm water and apply antiseptic cream.
If the boil doesn’t heal in 3-4 days or even the head doesn’t appear then consult a doctor.