Many people email us and ask what is a boil. A boil (aka skin abscess) is a localized infection deep in the skin. A boil on skin 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 on skin treatment is very important. If left untreated, a skin boil can spread and/or become infected. If it becomes infected, antibiotics will be necessary.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective boil treatment. It disinfects the area of the boil, prevents the infection from spreading, and helps to speed up the healing process. For information on how to best treat a boil on skin, follow this link to NZ Manuka Oil. For additional information about boils, please continue reading.

Causes of boils

After what is a boil, the next most common question we are asked is what causes them.

Many things can cause a boil on skin. 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 discussed what is a boil and what causes them, it is important to go over treatment.

Boil treatment

It is important to treat a boil immediately. Complications can set in if left untreated. 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.

We have been recommending a boil treatment for several years now. It is all natural, and some people see dramatic improvement in as little as 24 hours. That treatment is NZ Manuka Oil. Follow this link to Amazon for more information on how this boil treatment can help you.

Please do not delay treating your skin boils. If you delay treatment and an infection sets in, you will then need an antibiotic.

Boil on skin 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 any questions about what is a boil, please contact us. If you have additional issues with any boil on skin, please let us know.

More than What Is A Boil on our Boil Treatment Page

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