Symptoms of Boils :Well finding out the symptoms of Boil is very easy, however some time it might slightly vary person to person. I have listed few clues that will help you to identify the sign of boils:
- Boil will start growing with very light red color on body part.
- Initially the size of the Boil remains small but it will start growing slowly.
- Once it will start growing then around the skin areas will becomes dark red color.
- Now, small upward pointed pimple will start appearing that looks light cream color.
- The outer area will becomes harder while pimple becomes softer.
- Boil becomes more sensitive and painful with little touch.
- You might sometime feel itchy around the boils.
Action required when it becomes out of control, like:
- Boils remain almost same or worse even after 10 to 15 days.
- Swelling will start appearing around affected area.
- Feel regular pain in and around affected area.
- Started suffering from fever (happened more with children).
Causes of Boils :Usually Boils caused due to few given mentioned points. The Bacteria, that is the main reason behind causes of Boil is known as ‘staphylococcal’. This deadly bacterium usually enters in body via skin which has scratches, minor cuts or wounds. It has been noted that the bacteria also enter in skin via skin pores.
- If your immunes system is not strong.
- Poor hygiene.
- Broken hair from the skin’s pore.
- Blocked skin pore.
Are Boils Contagious?Live staphylococcus bacteria are very aggressive, being released once the boil pops. To avoid spreading the infection:
- Wash your hands after treating an open boil.
- Avoid baths when a boil is draining.
- Keep a loose covering over open boils, as this will reduce the chance of this bacteria spreading to other areas or to other people.
- Disinfect and sanitize washcloths used to treat boils at home to prevent the spread of this bacterium.
Small boils can be popped at home. Placing the inner layer of an eggshell over a boil will bring it to a head in a few hours. If you have a fever, if red streaks are present or if the boil is large seek medical assistance. Once a boil forms a head, use a sterilized needle to open a small hole in the boil. Gently squeeze the area around the boil. Properly dispose any materials used in this process, as the fluids may be contagious.
You probably have on hand many of the herbs and spices used for boil home remedies. A good diet and personal hygiene may prevent the formation of boils.
Home Remedies for Boils that worksIt is the common question asked that what the treatments available for boil are. As it’s not only looks bad, but also pain constantly and that’s the main reason behind why people want to get rid of boils fast. We all know that nothing is permanent and same is applicable with boil as well however proper treatment is necessary. The best solution to cure boil is to apply the antibiotic solution.
However there are other natural home remedies available that we can use at our home itself which are as follows:
Apply Warm Water
The motto should be to clean the pus sitting inside boils. Take a cup of fresh water and boil it for 1 to 2 minutes. Let it lower down the temperature and then add few drops of antibiotic like Dettol or Betadin Liquid. If that is not available at home, then put 1 spoon of salt. Take small cotton, put it in warm water solution and then put little press on boil frequently. Repeat this action for 10 to 15 times for approx 10 minutes. Use this method 3 to 4 times a day.
Turmeric is the Ayurvedic treatment that works perfectly to get rid of boils. Turmeric not only help to fight with bacteria but also clean the blood naturally and improve immunizes system.
Take one medium spoon of turmeric, mix it well with warm milk and drink 2 times a day i.e. early morning and before going to bed at night. This is also the best known Indian remedy to treat boil naturally.
Castor oil is a well known antiseptic that works like Ram Baan (ancient weapon) to heal the boil. Take 4 to 5 drops of castor oil and but it on small quantity of cotton. Now apply it directly on boil and surrounded area. This will surely give you relief from pain and kill the germs.
Butter Oil / Ghee
This is another Ayurveda and common home treatments used in India for boils. Take small amount of Butter Oil (also known as Ghee in India) and mix with same amount of salt. Apply this paste directly on and around the boils. This will help to burst the boil and remove pus.
Neem (Indian Lilac)
Neem leafs which is also known as Lilac is one of the proven anti-bacterial agent that is used from many thousands of years by Ayurveda in India. Take 8 to 10 leafs of Lilac and prepare a paste with small amount of water. Now you can apply this paste directly on to the affected areas of boil. Repeat these treatments for 2 to 3 times a day that will surely help to cure boil fast.
Tulsi (Basil Leaves)
Just like Indian Lilac, Tulsi leaf also contain anti-bacterial agent that helps to fight against boils’ bacteria. Take 7 to 8 leaf of Basil leaves and make 1 spoon of paste. Now apply this paste 4-5 times a day to heal. Use this method for at least 3 to 4 days to see the difference.
We all know that the Neosporin is used to kill germs. Neosporin powder is easily available at medicine store, apply small amount of Neosporin powder with the help of finger on the boil. This will help to dry the affected skin and get rid of germs.
Garlic and Onions
Make small paste of Garlic or take 1 table spoon onion’s juice and apply around and directly on boil. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off with fresh water. For better result you can mix it together and apply.
Tea Tree Oil
The tea tree oil is widely known to fight with acne and fungal infection. It not only help to cure the boils but also help to prevent such type of bacterial infection too.
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There are several medical treatments available for boils that works really fast and help to discharge boils pus. Be sure to take advice from your doctor before using it.
The Ichthammol ointment is very effective against boils and given relief within 2 to 3 days of time depending on the situation. Ichthammol Ointment main function is to fight against skin diseases.
This is a proven antiseptic cream that works well with skin diseases and wound treatment. It also works well with wounds. Take small amount of ointment and apply directly on to the boil.
Dry, Dry and Dry – keep affected area dry as much as possible and keep it cleans with the help of above given remedies.
Avoid Sugar – Try to avoid foods that are high in sugar, additionally avoid ice cream, sweets, etc.
Antibacterial soap – If you are prone to boils then make habit to have bath with antibacterial soap.
Fruits & Vegetables – Take good amount of fruits and vegetables that will provide sufficient amount of vitamin A, E and C that help to keep your skin healthy.
If you know any other home remedies for boils then do let me know, will be happy to add it here.