Many people look for home remedies boils. One of the biggest mistakes we see in skin boil treatment is trying home treatment for boils.

Many people spend months trying home remedies like starch, vinegar, onions, baking soda, bleach, colloidal silver, campho phenique, lavender oil or even a tomato. Unfortunately, these home remedies boils don’t work. Some of them, like colloidal silver or bleach, can be very dangerous.

While you are wasting time using a home treatment for boils, your condition will worsen and possibly spread. It is important to start effective treatment immediately before the condition worsens. You need to use a safe and effective treatment, not a home treatment for boils that won’t help.

Now that we have discussed home remedies boils, we will go over boils in more detail.

What is a boil

A skin boil (aka skin abscess) is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil generally starts as a reddened, tender area. Over time, the area becomes firm and hard. Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with infection-fighting white blood cells. The combination of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins is known as pus. Eventually, the pus "forms a head," which in due course drains.

Boil symptoms

Pus-filled lumps that are red, tender, and painful.

The center of the lump will become yellow or white when it is ready to drain pus.

People with multiple boils can develop fever and/or swollen lymph nodes. A boil that keeps recurring is called chronic furunculosis.

Some people have itching before the boil develops.

Boils are most often found on the face, back, shoulders, underarms and buttocks.

Causes of boils

Many things can cause a skin boil. They include:

  • Ingrown hair.
  • Result of a splinter or other foreign material that gets lodged in the skin.
  • Plugged sweat glands that become infected.
  • Any break in the skin, even a small cut or scrape, can develop into an abscess, which can become infected with bacteria.

Now that we have gone over the skin boil information, we will discuss the best treatment for boils. As we have said, there is no home treatment for boils that is effective.

Treatment for boils

It is important to treat a boil immediately. Complications can set in if left untreated. Skin boils are extremely contagious. If the pus leaks from the boil it can spread to nearby skin and cause more boils to form. The pus can also enter the blood stream and spread the infection to other parts of your body.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective treatment for boils. It disinfects the area of the boil, prevents the infection from spreading, and helps to speed up the healing process. That treatment is NZ Manuka Oil. Some people see dramatic improvement in as little as 24 hours. The link will take you to Amazon, where you can read user reviews.

Boil prevention

If you are prone to skin boils, there are measures that you can take to prevent boils from developing:

Washing your skin with antibacterial soap will prevent bacteria from building up and infecting your pores.

The regular use of an abrasive brush (such as a loofah) often helps. It will help to break up oil plugs that build up around hair follicles.

If you have additional questions about home remedies boils, please contact us. If you have a home treatment for boils that you want our opinion on, please let us know.

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