Boils are not a serious problem most of the times, just unpleasant. They can be treated at home with some natural remedies. If, however, within 2 weeks the abscess doesn’t disappear and fever installs or it hurts very much, you will need to see a doctor, because you may need antibiotics.
Here are just a few suggestions to get rid of boils and relieve its symptoms.
Tea tree oil: has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Soak some cotton wool, and then gently swab the boil. In a few days it should start to heal.
Turmeric: You probably already know about the miraculous properties of turmeric, which turns out to be the best “healer” not only when it is ingested, but also when it is applied directly to wounds, irritations and, in this case, boils. Mix turmeric powder with a little water to form a paste, and then apply it over the boil.
Leave it for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse the area with hot water. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.
Onion: how banal this ingredient is, so useful is in healing boils. The onion juice acts as an irritant and antimicrobial agent, encouraging the elimination of pus, while reducing inflammation and fighting pain. Cut a small onion into thick slices, place on the boil, then cover it with a piece of cloth and change the onion slices 2-3 hours until the boil erupts.
Apple vinegar: it has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, cleansing the infected area and hurrying its healing. Dilute apple vinegar with a little water, and then apply the solution on the boil with a cotton ball. Repeat the procedure several times until the pus comes out.
Garlic: there is almost no condition that garlic can’t heal, and the juice of this plant speeds up the eruption of the pus and heals quickly the wound.
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