How To Get Rid Of Boils With Simple Home Remedies.

By 1 November 2016

how to get rid of boilsA boil, also known as a skin abscess or furuncle, is caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It is a bacterial infection of a sweat gland or hair follicle that is either caused by a blocked pore or follicle. This blockage may be due to dead skin cells or other debris. Other contributing factors include weak immune system, poor hygiene, poor nutrition (especially consuming too much refined sugar) and chronic diseases like diabetes. Boils are painful to the touch, and pus-filled lumps that pop out on the surface of the skin usually on the face, neck, groin, armpit, and shoulders. Boils are not considered a grim health issue and can safely be treated at home. But if a boil does not improve within two weeks, if you notice red lines radiating from the boil, or causes a fever or swelling, consult your medical health provider right away. We are sharing some effective and safe remedies on how to get rid of boils fast.

Natural ways to get rid of boils:

Boils can easily be treated at home but if a boil does not improve within a few days, or if it’s too tender or under a thick layer of skin, see your doctor right away. Some of the safe home remedies to treat boil includes.

Epsom salt:

Epsom salt works amazingly well for many ailments including boils. The natural antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of Epsom salt help release toxins, reduce the pain, absorb the moisture from the area, and dry out the boil.  Add a tablespoon of Epsom salt in 2 cups of warm water. Mix well. Immerse a clean wash cloth or towel cloth in the salt water. Wring to remove excess water. Place the cloth directly over boils and allow it to sit for about 10 – 15 minutes.

Also read: Smart Ways to Use Epsom Salt.


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