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Natural Cures For Boils And Abscesses

Updated on February 3, 2016

How to Treat and Cure Boils Naturally

If you are looking for a natural cure for a boil or an abscess, then you've come to the right place. An abscess happens when pus accumulates and can occur anywhere on the skin or internal organs. Skin abscesses may form on an area where clothing is rubbing on the skin, but more commonly they occur around a wound or cut.

A boil is when an abscess forms around a hair follicle.

Boils most commonly form on the skin of the buttocks, face, neck, and underarms. They usually begin as a small, and tender bump called a nodule, that becomes swollen and red. After two to four days, a pus-filled spot called a pustule, forms in the center of the boil. After a few days the pustule may break and a white or yellow-colored pus may leak from it. Although painful and unpleasant, boils don't usually spread. A boil or abscess can form on anyone, at any age, and it appears that no one is immune from them.

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Don't Delay Treatment

Early Remedies Reduce Pain

It's not advised to delay treatment, as the infection can worsen quickly, particularly if you have a compromised immune system. Diseases such as diabetes, may make you more vulnerable to a more serious infection, so early treatment is always advised. Occasionally your doctor may need to lance and drain the boil. Seeking early treatment reduces the likelihood of the boil or abscess becoming more painful. Sometimes a boil or abscess may lead to an infection with a fever. Please seek medical attention if this happens.

Natural Treatments for Boils - Natural Antibiotics

How to Get Rid of a Boil - Natural Methods for Treatment of Boils

  1. Colloidal Silver: Applied topically reduces infection. Antimicrobial treatment.
  2. Tea tree oil: Apply to infected area. A natural antiseptic.
  3. Echinacea and Goldenseal: Enhances immune system.
  4. Vitamin C: Supports immune system and reduces inflammation.
  5. Burdock Root: Detoxifies skin.
  6. Zinc and copper: Use 50 mg of zinc once a day, along with 2 mg of copper. Supports immune system and promotes skin healing.
  7. Vitamin E: 400 IU twice daily promotes skin healing.
  8. Oregano oil: Apply topically. Anti-bacterial treatment.

    Warning: do not use if pregnant.

Causes of Boils and Abscesses - Stop Boils Before They Start

  1. Impaired immune system.
  2. Poor nutrition.
  3. Bacteria.
  4. Skin trauma.

Other Natural Cures for Boils

What we put into our bodies plays an important part in our overall health and well-being. Ensure your diet contains lots of high quality fruits and vegetables and drink large amounts of water to ensure your body stays well hydrated. A healthy diet is a key part of any recovery from illness or infections.

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      emmajowebster 4 years ago

      I bathe them in (boiled - then cooled) hot water with salt in it as it helps prevent infection and helps dry boil out..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love what you've done with this lens. ;)