A half an inch red swollen lump can make you restless. Can you believe this? Skin abscess or boils are accompanied by severe pain, swelling, redness, and fever. Furuncle is another term used for the boil. The cause of this small tender bump is a staphylococcal bacterial infection. Sufferers may experience throbbing pain as the lump is filled with dead tissues and pus that worsen the condition. Mostly, boils appear on the face, armpits, eyes, neck, shoulders, inner thighs, and buttocks. If not treated in time, the infection might spread that may lead to the eruption of another boil in the nearby area. A cluster of boils is called as a carbuncle. These are contagious and can be spread through direct skin contact or sharing personal belongings of the affected person. Hormonal changes, excessive usage of oily cosmetics, perspiration, alcoholism, tight clothing, poor hygiene, weak immune system, malnutrition, more exposure to harsh chemicals, chemotherapy, and diabetes are some of the common causes that result in the occurrence of boils. In this article, you will learn some effectual home remedies to get rid of the boil.
Home Remedies for Boil
1. Black Seed
The therapeutic properties of black seeds help treat the skin problems, including boils .
Just grind some black caraway seeds along with some water and apply the resultant paste over the affected area. Black seed oil can also be applied to the boil.Or else, mix ;½ tbsp of black seed oil in hot/cold beverage and drink it regularly for about a week.
2. Bread Poultice
Soak a piece of bread in warm milk or water. Squeeze a little and place the soaked bread over the boil for a few minutes. It will increase the blood circulation and reduce the inflammation. Repeat this remedy twice a day until you get rid of the infection.
Apart from its culinary usage, turmeric is also useful in healing several ailments. Its anti-inflammatory properties cure boils to a great extent .
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