A boil occurs when there is a bacterial infection in the hair follicles and the nearby skin. Generally boils are caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria. When the hair follicle becomes damaged, the bacteria pierce the damaged wall and penetrate deep within the hair follicle to reach the tissues under it. The boil begins as a tender, swollen and red area in the skin. It erupts as a firm bump with a yellow center and swells with fluid after some time.
Boils can be as small as a pea or big as a lime. They grow quickly and can spread rapidly to other areas of the body and can join with other boils. If the boils fill up with pus and dead skin cells they cause unbearable pain and usually have to be opened to drain the pus. Boils are a common occurrence can erupt anywhere on the body but are more common on the face, armpit, neck, buttocks and thighs.
5 Best Remedies To Treat Boils
Neem indisputably is a very powerful remedy for treating and curing all kinds of skin infections and diseases. It is very much renowned for its potent antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Grind some neem leaves to a fine paste and apply it to the affected area. If possible, bandage the whole area so that the paste will stay in place. Apply a fresh coating three times daily. Neem will not only get rid of the infection but it will also bring relief in the pain.
Turmeric And Slaked Lime
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder with a paste of slaked lime and coat all the boils with this paste. Cover with a warm betel leaf and bandage the whole area. Change the dressing before going to bed.
Repeat this process everyday. Turmeric and slaked lime will soon bring the boil to a head and will help it to drain. Once the pus is out of the boil, the pain will instantly subside and the boil will heal quickly.
Black seeds have potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Grind some black seeds with a little water until you get a thick and fine paste.
Apply the paste on the boils and leave it to dry. Keep applying every few hours, everyday until the boils break open and release the pus or fluid. After the pus has drained clean the boil with warm water and apply a little black seed oil on it.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil helps to get rid of the infection very quickly and speeds up the healing process. Its powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also alleviate the pain and bring relief in the itching. Dip a cotton ball into some tea tree oil and apply it to all the boils. Do this, four or five times daily until the boils disappear.
Place a thick slice of onion over the boil and bandage it in place. Repeat this process three or four times daily. The heat generated from the onion slice will quickly make the boil come to a head and drain.
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