12 Home Remedies for Boils
The potatoe magic
October 29, 2013
I'm a diabetic so I deal with an array of infections. Just recently I found a sore on the inside of my thigh, I put triple antibiotic cream on it for 3 days and it just got bigger with no head that I could see. On the third night I decided to try the potato.
I cut an average size slice and taped it to my thigh, left it on over night then removed it the next morning. By that night, it came to the surface and opened. So yes it really does work, " Thank God".
Ginna from Wisc.
Try this one too
June 18, 2011
Many good remedies here, never had boils but I have had some "debris" under the skin that couldn't get up and couldn't get down...something after some household project like painting or sanding or some such.
You can take epsom salts in a jar of water, shake it up, leave it by your bed. Get some cotton pads and apply the saturated pad to the problem area...twenty minutes is all you need while reading a book or watching tv....put the "equipment" by your chair. Epsom salts is magnesium and it must do something to or for the Ph on the skin. It's the body that heals, not any drug or remedy, for that matter. Sometimes you have to give the body a boost, shift the healing attention to the body to this problem area. These posted remedies sound great, heat, cold, figs, all of that will likely work, as will baking soda water saturated pad, or a pad soaked in apple cider vinegar. You are changing the "acid to alkaline", changing the Ph.
Jampact5@yahoo.com from Silver Spring, MD USA
March 25, 2010
You take a potatoe and slice it into thin slices and hold a slice on your boil for about 2hours and keep changing the potatoe slice and by the end of the day all of the infection from the boil will be out of the boil and by the next day the boil should go down and will soon heal faster than going to the emergency room!!! The potatoe takes out the infection and bacteria in the boil.
Potatoe Chick from Dayton, Ohio
November 15, 2009
Tape aloe vera plant to the boil. The juice will draw the pus to the surface and boil will eventually break open. Tea tree oil and, not so natural, clearasil, will work to prevent boil that is beginning completely.
Stephanie from PA
Garlic and fig tea.
October 08, 2009
Eat garlic. Either eat pills with your food at each meal or add fresh garlic to your food. Then, after each meal, have a cup of fig leaf tea. The boils may be there because you are hypoglycemic. Fig leaves decrease insulin in the blood and should prevent more boils from appearing.
allison knight khan from Atlanta, Georgia
Fig n Honey
July 13, 2009
Place dried figs in hot water, once they soften, open them scrape the inside out and stir with 1 tsp of honey. Heat in microwave 20 seconds, once warm to touch take the paste and apply it over the boils. The honey and fig will extract the fluid and puss in the boil. It may also burst and drain. The honey used alone causes it to drain without bursting, the fig helps it to burst and to raise the core to surface. You may experience a mild sensation of burning, which in contrast to the pain of the boil is minimal.
Pelar from Riverside CA
May 15, 2008
A warm bath in Tea will help with a boil. It will also draw out other pimples and black heads. I used 5 Lipton Tea Bags in a hot bath for about 20 minutes and the the boil started to drain a few minutes after I got out.
Anonymous from NJ U.S.A.
Turmeric for boils
September 13, 2007
Tsp of turmeric in glass of water gets rid of boils...turmeric acts as a blood purifier and rids the skin of toxins that cause the boils. For big boils I also make a paste out of turmeric and baking soda and put on for about 5 minutes (don't leave on too long, turmeric is also used as a dye).
TAC from Frederick, MD
February 02, 2007
Pour some sweet milk in a bowl.Over a washcloth place in the microwave until steamed,then take out let stand for a second,apply to the boil the hotter the better,attempt this until you see a change in color.This will bring the boil to a head and then it will burst.Make sure you have a towel it will make mess once that happens!
Anonymous from Arkansas USA
June 01, 2006
Put bacon grease on it. When the boil ever gets open squeeze the puss out of it.
Unknown from Unknown
June 01, 2006
When you have a boil, just wet a rag, heat it up to a few degrees above your body tempurature, and put it on the boil for 10 minutes 10 times a day for 3 days. when the puss comes to the top, just squeeze and then wipe it off with a Q-tip.
NIcole Hendersan from FL
Tip from a elderly pharmacist
October 01, 2005
Besides being a delicious food, figs are also medicinally useful.
Cut in half and steeped for 2 or 3 minutes in hot water, the fig is good for applying to boils or abscesses.
The juice is good for a sore throat or cough, for digestive disturbances, and for tempoary constipation.
Marcia from NY