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How to Get Rid of a Boil Naturally Overnight

Updated on July 6, 2012

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.

Raw Onion

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.

Salt Water

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.

For another natural remedy: this is for sore throats go here


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    • intriguewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from worldwide

      Garlic oil is good and so is witch hazel.

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      5 years ago

      what if you don't have tumeric because where i live we don't have that and my boil is on my leg it hurts bad

    • intriguewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from worldwide

      yes that is what i meant, it really does work. Drink it in water and apply it topically as well. You will see a major difference trust me

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      6 years ago

      Wow, that's so interesting! Boils r such a nuisence! I've got 1 inching like mad right now so it must be healing.

      So u did mean tumeric? It's spelt different in the article. I think I might just try it out :) Thanks for that

    • intriguewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from worldwide

      Thanks for your comment! Tumeric is excellent it really helps with a lot of ailments. Keep an eye on some of my other hubs for other natural remedies.

    • intriguewriter profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from worldwide

      Thanks for your comment! Tumeric is excellent it really helps with a lot of ailments. Keep an eye on some of my other hubs for other natural remedies.

    • laringo profile image


      6 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I always love when natural remedies are used to cure and heal. I recently aquired a taste for tumeric and add it regularly to the foods I cook. I will bookmark this Hub aand keep it for future reference. Well done job!


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