Have you ever planned for a meet-up with your friends for months and months and then had to cancel it at the last moment because of a boil? Have you planned all week to party at a weekend and in the end had to cancel it because of a boil that had appeared? Was there ever a time that you had to cancel plans because of a boil?

Well, you are not alone my friend. All the humans in the world have been facing the same problem for centuries.And the worst part? they usually appear on body parts that are VERY MUCH visible to everyone. So people will be focusing on the boil rather than you.

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It doesn’t necessarily have to be a boil to spoil your fun. It can be a zit also. Just that you can cover up a zit with makeup but a boil is really hard to cover up.

You may ask “What’s the difference?” Well, a boil is like Ramsay Bolton and a pimple is like Theon Greyjoy in the sense, a boil is much worst. No body would want that, right?

This article here will help you clear away all your confusions and myths about a boil and most importantly, how to get rid of them!

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A few facts about boils

You can’t really differentiate between a pimple and a boil at first. You start seeing a difference only after a week or so. At first, they are a small, reddish lump on the skin and slowly, white or yellow puss starts accumulating under the lump.

It can grow to be so gargantuan that when popped, it looks like a bullet hole!

Boils are also known as skin abscess or furuncles. They can be transferred from one person to another if a skin surface is exposed so you should avoid using others towels, razors, etc.

A pimple is usually caused when a skin pore is blocked by oil or dead skin cells. If it is on your face, it is probably a pimple and if it is in other weird parts of the body, it is probably a boil.

Some common places where you can expect boils are neck, armpits, face, shoulders, buttocks and inner thighs.

The family of boils

That’s right lads! Boils aren’t the only ones! In fact, there are four types of boils.

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A carbuncle is formed when several furuncles decide to merge with each other. It is seen at the back of the neck usually in diabetic patients.

When the oil ducts in the skin get clogged, it usually ruptures. This leads to Acne cyst.

A hirandenitis suppurativa is also a group of the abscess. It is believed to cause a rare type of cancer but there is a lack of firm evidence.

The pilonidal cyst is usually formed on the buttock crease due to prolonged sitting.

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What causes the boils?

Boils are usually caused if by a bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. It enters the skin through some broken surface and reaches the hair follicle causing a boil. The breaks on the skin can be caused by cuts, skin diseases, shaving, ingrown hairs, etc. It is also caused by the blockage of oil ducts in the skin.

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Apart from all these, it can also be caused by poor nutrition, poor hygiene, diabetes, usage of alcohol and drug abuse, sharing towels and razors, etc.

What do you do that causes boils?

There are a few things that you do (obviously unknowingly) that can cause boils. Some of them are:

  • People with poor immune system
  • Diabetic people
  • Obese individual
  • People living in small and confined areas
  • Chemotherapy
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals
  • Sitting for too long

All these activities are sometimes not in our hands to control. But do not worry anymore as I am going to tell you a few ways to get rid of boils.

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How to get rid of boils using things available in the kitchen

Next time when you get a boil after reading this article, you will know that you have the solution in your kitchen itself. Natural items are always the best to cure anything and everything. No wonder our grand parents have such wonderful skins!

There are many things in nature that help fight infections. Some of them are:

  • BLACK SEEDS

They are generally called black cumin. Black seeds are known to cure any infection. They are known as the miracle herb. Apart from boils, they are known to cure baldness, liver diseases, toothache, chest congestions, etc.

It helps in protection against boils because of its antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

HOW TO USE IT?

You can either apply it on your face as a mask or eat it regularly.

METHOD 1:

To apply it as a mask, mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of blended black seeds and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off. This will remove the dead skin cells and also get rid of boils.

METHOD 2 :

Apart from that, you can also mix black seed oil in a cold or hot beverage and drink it at least twice a day.

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  • ONIONS

As bad as they stink, they are good for the skin! I personally do not like onions as they give out a bad smell which lasts for a long time but they also have anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties which are good for the skin.

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They help us to fight many skin related infections which also includes boils. But remember to use fresh onions.

HOW TO USE IT?

Wrap a piece of freshly sliced onion on a piece of cloth and place it on the boil for 5-10 minutes. Repeat the process at least 3 times throughout the day.

  • TURMERIC

Turmeric is the medicine used to cure infections for centuries. It is being used for face whitening, getting rid of boils, etc. It is effective in getting rid of boils because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

HOW TO USE IT?

This can be used by directly applying it on the affected area or drinking it.

METHOD 1:

To use it as a mask, make a paste of turmeric and ginger and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 4-5 minutes as leaving it for a longer time might burn your skin (because of ginger). Wash it off with cold water.

METHOD 2:

You can also mix 1 tablespoon turmeric with warm milk or water. Have this mixture at least twice a day.

  • WARM COMPRESS

This is like a steam that you get for your hair except it’s for your boil! Just take it this way: you’re so sassy that even your boil gets a steam.

It reduces the growth of the boil too.

HOW TO USE IT?

Soak a towel in warm water and squeeze out the extra water. Then put the same on top of the boil. This will reduce the pain and make the puss come to the surface. This also bursts the boil after repeated soaking.

  • TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree oil is good for every face related problems. It has a strong antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. If you have any infections on the area above your neck (even scalp), tea tree oil is the solution!

HOW TO USE IT?

METHOD 1:

Soak a cotton swab in tea tree oil and put it on the affected area. Do this 3-4 times a day till the boil is healed.

METHOD 2:

You can also mix tea tree oil, lavender oil and warm water in a bowl, soak a cotton ball in the mix and dab it on the boil. Do this process a couple of times per day till the boil gets healed.

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  • NEEM

Neem is famous for its various medicinal properties. It may taste bitter but as you know, bitter things are the best for the body. Neem was used as a toothbrush back in the olden days when people did not have access to toothbrushes. Some people still use this method. Apart from brushing, neem is used to purify and cleanse the blood.

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HOW TO USE IT?

METHOD 1:

Take a few neem leaves and make a paste of it by grinding it. Add some turmeric to the paste and apply it on the affected area.

METHOD 2:

Fill a pan with water. Then, boil it with some neem leaves and let it boil till the water reduces at least 3/4th of its original measure. Dab a cotton in this solution and apply it on the affected area. Repeat this process till the boil is healed.

  • GOLDENSEAL

Goldenseal is a herb that has excellent detoxifying properties. It makes the immune system stronger thus reducing the chances of getting any infections. It contains a chemical called berberine that helps fight numerous fungi, yeast and bacteria which causes infections.

HOW TO USE IT?

Get goldenseal root powder and mix it with a bit of water to make the consistency of a paste. Apply it on the affected area and cover it with a Band-Aid. This will help bring the puss to the surface.

  • EGG WHITE

Egg whites can also be used to cure boils because they are very rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E. They both play a vital role in keeping us healthy.

HOW TO USE IT?

Boil an egg and separate the egg white and the yoke. Wrap the egg white in a cloth or a tape and place it in the area where you have a boil. Change the egg white after every 4 hours.

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How to get rid of boils using medical treatment

We can get rid boils even by using medicines. But for that, we have to consult a dermatologist so that we get the best medicine for our skin type.These medicines usually numb the area reducing the pain. It reduces the itching, burning, and irritation of the skin near the boil area.

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But these medicines usually have bad side effects as they may cause respiratory failure, seizure, etc and we start to become resistant to these antibiotics which will lead in getting prescribed stronger antibiotics in the future which may cause a lot of harm.If the boil is too big and out of control, it is then operated and removed.

Resistance against boils

Even after a boil disappears, we should take proper care of the skin so that no marks are left behind by it and it doesn’t appear again in the future.We should keep in mind to have clean beddings.We should not share things like razors with other people by practicing good hygiene.We should eat healthy food.

It is important to take care of your self. Stop the junk and start living a healthy life to avoid this kind of infections.

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