- Alternative & Natural Medicine
How to Get Rid of a Boil Naturally Overnight
Get rid of your boil naturally
Boils are very unsightly and can be very painful too. However, you do not have to run to the drug store to buy all kinds of remedies to fix the problem. You can get rid of a boil by using ingredients that you have in your own kitchen.
Turmeric is the number one cure for boils. It will help to draw the pus out of the boil and to reduce the swelling. For double effectiveness, put one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a large cup of warm water and drink it three times a day. The second thing you can do is place one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a cup with olive oil and make it into a paste. Place the paste on a gauze and put it on the boil overnight. When you wake up in the morning the boil should have burst. You should continue to drink the turmeric and water mixture until the boil is totally healed. Turmeric helps to cleanse your system from any infection.
Raw potato is excellent for clearing infections. Cut a raw potato and place it over the boil using a bandage or gauze with surgical tape. Leave it on there overnight or during the day if you are at home. You can also chew raw potato because it does have antibiotic properties so it will help to clear the infection without the need for going to the drug store of visiting the doctor.
Cut a piece of raw onion and place it on the boil using a gauze or bandage with surgical tape. You can leave it on there overnight or you can place it on there during the day if you are not going anywhere. By the time you remove the gauze you should see that some of the pus has come out. Continue to do this until the entire boil has burst.
Cleanse the boil with warm water and salt. Salt will encourage the boil to spit out the pus, do this two to three times a day. Make sure you wash your hands before and after, and use a clean piece of cotton wool every time you clean the boil. This is to avoid spreading the infection further.
It is also very important for you to remain hydrated. Therefore, make sure that you drink plenty of water and plenty of freshly squeezed fruit juices.
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