A boil is a bacterial infection of a hair follicle or oil gland caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. A carbuncle is a cluster of boils that form a connected area of infection under the skin. At first, the skin turns red in the area of the infection, and a tender lump develops. After four to seven days, the lump starts turning white as pus collects under the skin. Together with bacteria and proteins, these white blood cells are known as pus. This pus may eventually form a central head near the surface of your skin. This head may drain on its own, spilling out of the surface of your skin. If not, it can be surgically opened.
Signs and symptoms of a boil usually include:
The antibiotic nature of turmeric can help clear the infection. According to a study, curcumin in turmeric showed high potential to be developed as an antibiotic against various bacterial strains, including S. aureus. Ginger also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and can aid turmeric in healing the boil.How to used it:
Warm water is relaxing and great for sore thighs. It also aids blood circulation and helps the boils to erupt. The Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) will draw out all the moisture from the area and kill the bacteria because of dehydration. After applying the compress, make sure to keep the area clean and dry.How to used it:
Apple cider vinegar is a well-known antimicrobial agent. It efficiently kills the bacteria and restores the pH level of the skin.How to used it:
Garlic juice has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Its sulfur-rich compounds are responsible for these properties.How to used it:
Like garlic, onion also has sulfur-containing compounds with antimicrobial properties. It also contains flavonoids and antioxidants that heal and protect the skin.How to used it:
Aloe vera, a magic plant that seems to heal everything dermatologically related, is another effective home remedy for boils. It gives relief from pain and quickens the healing process. It is also an antiseptic.How to used it:
While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent boils, you can reduce your risk of developing one.
To help prevent boils: