Many people look for a home treatment of boils. One of the biggest mistakes we see in skin boil treatment is trying a home remedy 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 treatments of boils don’t work. Some of them, like colloidal silver or bleach, can be very dangerous.
While you are wasting time using the home remedy 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 of boils that won’t help.
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.
- 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 (see picture).
- 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 boil symptoms and causes, we will discuss the best treatment for skin boils. As we have said, there is no home remedy for boil that is effective.
Skin Boil Treatment
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 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, follow this link to NZ Manuka Oil. The link will take you to amazon.com, where you can read user reviews. Many people see dramatic improvement in as little as 24 hours.
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 additional questions about home treatment of boil, please contact us. If you have a home remedy for boil that you want our opinion on, please let us know.