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We outline the most effective boils treatment: 


Boils Treatment:

Many home remedies exist for the treatment of boils. Some homeopathic methods have been used for centuries. However, persons having a history of chronic disease, diabetes, heart disease or suppressed immune systems, should seek professional medical advice. There are many other factors involved, which require professional medical intervention. Individuals should consult with a health care provider before attempting any home treatment for proper diagnosis. Boils may be mistaken for acne, rosacea or a sebaceous cyst.

Home Treatment and Precautions

Persons treating boils must always use thorough hand washing techniques following contact with the area. Individuals having a boil must keep clothing, bed linens, towels and washcloths separate from items used by anyone else in the household, during the course of the infection. Caregivers should exercise caution with regard to dressings. All contaminated materials require adequate disposal in a tightly sealed bag.

Anyone experiencing the condition, requires a healthy diet containing protein and vitamin C in addition to plenty of fluids. Under the advice of a physician, individuals take vitamin A, C, beta-carotene and zinc supplements for the recommended period of time. Avoid caffeine, starches and sugars, as these substances nurture the microbes.

Within two weeks, the boil naturally disappears or ruptures, oozing pus consisting of bacteria, blood, dead cells and white blood cells. In either case, the area requires daily cleansing with an antiseptic preparation. Warm, moist compresses applied for 20 minutes, three times a day assist in bringing the infection to the surface.

Various herbal preparations reduce the inflammation and combat the infection. Tea tree oil contains anti-infective properties. Apply a few drops to the area three to four times a day. Continue this treatment until two weeks after the infection seems resolved. Garlic and onion also contain antimicrobial properties. Apply as a juice or a paste, covered by a dressing, for two to three hours daily. Another remedy involves applying a paste consisting of 1 teaspoon of cream, teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of turmeric, three times a day.

Professional Medical Treatment

Health care professionals advise medical intervention for individuals experiencing any of these circumstances or conditions.

Boils lasting longer than two weeks
Boils located on the face, rectum or spine
Boils accompanied by fever and chills
History of chronic disease including diabetes or heart ailments
Immunosuppression caused by disease or medication
Large, multiple or recurring boils
Increased pain and discomfort
Skin surrounding the boil reddens
Red streaks appear

Physicians often culture the area to determine the specific microbe involved in the infection. Health care providers may opt to open a closed boil by means of a small incision, following the application of a topical anesthetic. Patients receive detailed instructions for proper care of the affected area in addition to topical and oral anti-infective medications.