Boils rarely get serious and in most cases, can be treated at home. Home remedies are not only safe but also inexpensive. You should consult a doctor only when home remedies fail to cure boils over a period of time. Given below are some effective home treatments for boils.
Soak a piece of cloth in warm water. Remember to wash the cloth first. Drain the excess water from the cloth and gently press the cloth against the boil. The process makes the pus come to the surface and the boil eventually drains. As the boil drains, clean the surface with a topical antibiotic. Repeat the process until you feel comfortable enough.
Tea tree oil
Oil from tree has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Soak a clean cotton swab in the oil and apply the solution directly on the boil. Repeat this process for as many numbers as required in a day till the time the boil is cured. To first find out if you are allergic to the oil, do a patch test by applying the oil on a skin part.
Onions have antiseptic properties and act as antimicrobials. Just wrap a thick enough onion slice in a clean cloth and place it directly over the boil. Leave the onion there for a few hours. Soon, the boil starts to drain. You should be doing three to four applications a day.
In a cup of heated milk, mix three teaspoonful of salt. To thicken the mixture, add some flour or crumbled breadcrumbs. Now, apply the mixture directly on the boil. Repeat the steps for for as many instances as required.
Heat a cup of milk and then mix enough cornmeal to make a thick paste. Apply directly over the boil and then cover the boil with a cloth that is clean. Leave the boil alone for a few hours. Do this steps several times a day until the drainage of the boil starts.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. There are different ways of boils treatment with garlic. You can use garlic in any one of the following ways:
- Wash a few pieces of garlic and make a paste. Apply the paste over the boil and leave the area for a couple of hours.
- Heat a few garlic cloves and place the cloves on the boil. Wrap the affected area with a clean cloth.
- Eat a few garlic cloves over the day.