A half an inch red swollen lump can make you restless. Can you believe this? Skin abscess or boils are accompanied by severe pain, swelling, redness, and fever. Furuncle is another term used for the boil. The cause of this small tender bump is a staphylococcal bacterial infection. Sufferers may experience throbbing pain as the lump is filled with dead tissues and pus that worsen the condition. Mostly, boils appear on the face, armpits, eyes, neck, shoulders, inner thighs, and buttocks. If not treated in time, the infection might spread that may lead to the eruption of another boil in the nearby area. A cluster of boils is called as a carbuncle. These are contagious and can be spread through direct skin contact or sharing personal belongings of the affected person. Hormonal changes, excessive usage of oily cosmetics, perspiration, alcoholism, tight clothing, poor hygiene, weak immune system, malnutrition, more exposure to harsh chemicals, chemotherapy, and diabetes are some of the common causes that result in the occurrence of boils. In this article, you will learn some effectual home remedies to get rid of the boil.
Home Remedies for Boil
1. Black Seed
The therapeutic properties of black seeds help treat the skin problems, including boils
Just grind some black caraway seeds along with some water and apply the resultant paste over the affected area. Black seed oil can also be applied to the boil.
- Or else, mix ½ tbsp of black seed oil in hot/cold beverage and drink it regularly for about a week.
2. Bread Poultice
Soak a piece of bread in warm milk or water. Squeeze a little and place the soaked bread over the boil for a few minutes. It will increase the blood circulation and reduce the inflammation. Repeat this remedy twice a day until you get rid of the infection.
Apart from its culinary usage, turmeric is also useful in healing several ailments. Its anti-inflammatory properties cure boils to a great extent
Simply add ½ tbsp of powdered turmeric in a glass of lukewarm milk, and drink it twice daily to speed up the healing process.
- Alternatively, take 1 tbsp of turmeric with 2 tbsp of water and make a thick paste. Apply it directly to the boil and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water afterwards.
Boil half a cup of water and add 2 tbsp cornmeal to make a thick paste. Spread this mixture over the affected area and cover it with a clean washcloth. Leave it overnight and then sponge down in the morning. This process can be repeated several times a day.
5. Warm Compress
Add some salt to water and warm it. Dip a washcloth in it and wring out the excess water. Keep the washcloth over the boil. Leave it for 10 minutes. This remedy helps reduce the inflammation and redness very effectively
- Or else, soak your body in warm water for 15-20 minutes and then simply disinfect the area by applying the antiseptic cream. You can even cover it with a bandage. It is a very relaxing and effective home remedy for boil infection.
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