Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Buying Turmeric Capsules - Warning!
- #1 Remedy: Turmeric
- Boil Treatment Warnings
- Misdiagnosis Alert!
- MRSA Survey Results
- Activated Charcoal
- Alfalfa Tablets
- Aloe Vera
- Antibacterial Soap, Hot Water, Triple Antibiotic Ointment
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Epsom Salts
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt
- Bacon and Onion
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Lemon and Vitamin E
- Boil Cores
- Boil Outbreak Theories
- Boil Prevention Tips
- Boil Tips: Prick the Boil
- Boil Treatment Warnings
- Boil Triggers: Almonds
- Bread and Milk
- Breakfast Cereal
- Calamine Lotion
- Calcium Bentonite Clay
- Calendula Homeopathic
- Castor Oil
- Cell Salt Silica
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Turmeric Paste
- Colloidal Gold, Bentonite Clay
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Blue Flag Root
- Comfrey -- Important Remedy for Staph Infections!
- Copper Penny Water
- Cortisone Shots
- Cream of Tartar
- Dietary Recommendations
- Distilled Vinegar and Colloidal Silver
- Draining a Boil
- Drawing Salve
- Ec Lever 2000 Soap
- Eliminate Nightshade Vegetables
- Epsom Salts
- Epsom Salts, Homeopathic Remedies, Compress, Toning
- Essential Oils
- External Application of Turmeric
- Foods to Avoid
- Garlic Capsules and Eucalyptus Oil
- Garlic, Fenugreek
- Garlic, Unpasterurized Honey, Colloidal Silver
- General Feedback
- Gentian Violet for MRSA Sores
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hibiclens Wash
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Related
- Hot Flannel With Soap
- Hot Water and Witch Hazel
- Hot Water Compress
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Ice Cubes
- Infared, 125 Watt Clear Lightbulb
- Iodine, Epsom Salt, Sodium Chloride
- Ivory Soap
- Laundry Soap and Sugar
- Lemon Oil
- Lining of an Egg Shell
- Lugol's Iodine
- Misdiagnosis for Boils and Staph
- Multiple Remedies
- Muscular Pain
- Neem Oil
- Nic's Turmeric Recipe
- Oregano Oil
- Organic Beets
- Ozonated Olive Oil
- Ph Balancing and Clay Poultice for Boils
- Physoderm Soap
- Preventing Reinfection
- Raw Potato
- Recurring Boils
- Remedies Needed
- Salt Pork
- Salt, Baking Soda, White Vinegar Paste
- Schuessler Tissue Salts, Fresh Onion
- Sea Salt
- Shark Oil
- Squeezing the Core
- Staal Druppels
- Staph- Related
- Stop Antibiotics, Stop Shaving
- Sugar Soaked in Kerosene
- Sun, Then Warm Shower
- Tea Tree Oil
- The Bottle Method
- Turmeric and Antibacterial or Hydrocortisone Cream
- Turmeric and Comfrey
- Turmeric and Homemade Salve
- Turmeric Recipes
- Turmeric, Honey Paste
- Turmeric, Black Salve, Tea Tree Oil
- Turmeric, Garlic
- Turmeric, Grapeseed Oil, Tea Tree Oil
- Turmeric, Magnesium, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Turmeric, Sea Salt, Lemon
- Turmeric, Tea Tree Oil
- Turmeric, Tea Tree Oil, Mycota Powder
- Turmeric, Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil
- Vick's Vapor Rub
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Watch Your Sugar Intake!
- Watkins Salve
[YEA] 11/04/2012: M from Victoria, Bc, Canada: "FWIW, I had recurrent boils for much of my life, rarely being entirely free of them. When I was in my forties, someone told me about raisins. I tried them (eating perhaps a couple of tablespoons full in muesli/granola, since I dislike the taste of..."
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|Multiple Remedies||10 YEAS|
|Baking Soda||8 YEAS|
|Colloidal Silver||6 YEAS|
|Drawing Salve||6 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||6 YEAS|
|Dietary Recommendations||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 03/04/2006: Jessica from Eustis, FL: "When I was 17 I started having trouble with boils and my mother and I tried everything. When nothing seemed to work we called my grandma who told us to mix a paste of oatmeal, add salt and apply directly onto the boil wrap it to keep the poultice in place. When I woke the next morning the boil core was on the poultice not in my leg."Replies
06/10/2009: Joy from Lakeview, Michigan replies: "When I was a young child my mother did something similar, but she had her's in bag like she bought it at a store. Could you tell me the amount of the ingredients used in your remedy, because I forgot how much you use. Thank You."
[YEA] 01/26/2012: Jesuslover from Minneapolis, Minnesota Usa: "Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the individual testimonials and great information on this site! I contracted a staph infection shortly after surgery and also a bad cut on my finger, not sure exactly which was the cause. The infection resulted in a boil which my doctor prescribed antibiotics to treat. I was on the antibiotics for almost the full course of treatment, and while there was some improvement, it did not quickly cure or alleviate the uncomfortable condition. I started taking two capsules of oil of oregano a day, which I just happened to have in the cupboard since a friend gave them to me. The same day I began taking these my condition began to improve much more rapidly! I know it was because of the oil of oregano and I thank God for this "miracle herb". I have never really been one who put much stock in herbal remedies but I will definitely do more research in the future before only depending on presciption medications for every affliction. Thanks again for sharing this valuable information! God bless :)"
[YEA] 07/04/2007: DeAnn from Lubbock, TX: "I considered myself a healthy 54 until december of 06, when I got a cut on my figure that woudl not heal. After finally healing I got the first of three boils on the buttock area. Two of which had to be lanced in the hospital. of course the Dr. prescribed cipro, lixapro, etc, you name it. When the third one appeared I used oil of oregano on a round band aid for a week change it often and it went away. I am currently taking oil of oregano in pill form everyday and drinking green tea and doing the apple cider vinegar with water and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I have been boil free. I should also mention that when I had to have the first boil lanced, the Dr. mention I was the third person that day that he had done the same procedure."Replies
10/03/2009: Drazky from Manila, Philippines replies: "hi, may i asked what did you do with apple cider vinegar with water and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. you can email me at edgarmnavarro (at) gmail(dot) com. tnx"
[YEA] 05/23/2006: Jason from San Diego, CA: "Beets cured two bad boils/abscess. (At different times.) One on my left shoulder and the other on my right lower butt. I was very skeptical upon reading this as a cure of boils or an abscess but decided to try anyway. The abscess on my left shoulder was very red, with pus, very sensitive to the touch and about a quarter in size. I bought an organic red beet. I cut a sliver of it then on the side that was to lay on the abscess, cut little lines to help release the beet juice. I secured the beet with a wide band aid which was also secured by white adhesive medical tape. I changed the beet twice a day, in the morning and upon going to bed. It took 2 1/2 days to see a reduction of 65-70%. Another day pretty much eliminated the abscess. I was stunned and amazed. A month or so later I had another abscess/boil on the lower region of my right butt. I tried the above and within three-four days it was pretty much gone. Thankfully, that was the last of any abscess/boils. If they come back I'll know what to do."
Ozonated Olive Oil
[YEA] 02/28/2007: James from Vancouver, BC: "The best thing for a boil that I found was Ozonated Olive Oil, wow this stuff works great! It takes about a week of applying the stuff twice a day, and relief is almost instant, try it for your self, the best, and is vey good for you. James..."
Ph Balancing and Clay Poultice for Boils
[YEA] 03/02/2008: Liz from Scranton, PA: "I am definitely alkalizing as it makes perfect sense. Also using turmeric, Celtic sea salt, and greens. Internal health may take time to achieve, but Ted's lemon/ ACV and baking soda really works for so many problems--quick too. ' I have boils for the first time. I have been mixing several teaspoons of bentonite clay with water, placing a glob over the boil and spreading it thickly over the surrounding area, then covering it all with gauze or a clean cloth. Last, I wrap securely with plastic. Keeps the area moist and the clay off sheets and clothes. This has worked wonders in only a day. Boils are no longer sore or swollen and the whole area is healing and drying beautifully. Change the poultice every 8-12 hours. I will keep it up for a week to make sure the infection is gone. Also will continue internal alkalizing. You do not have to spend a fortune on bentonite clay. I got mine on ebay from a company that sells it for fish ponds. It does keeps my pond water clear--probably for the same reason it heals people. Once on ebay search with words "clay koi" and that will bring you to a great inexpensive product-- 20 lbs of it! Thank you Earth Clinic, contributors, and especially Ted! Great info! Really helped me and others with so many problems! Liz"Replies
03/15/2008: Liz from Scranton, Pennsylvania replies: "Hi Everyone,
I want to add some information to the post about the calcium bentonite clay poultices that I wrote here a week ago.
While reading further on the internet, I discovered someone who was mixing the clay with ten parts per million colloidal silver. After covering the boils he found a significant improvement overnight, and after four days of wearing the silver poultice the boil was gone and none have returned in three years. This individual explained the ionic exchange between the silver and the infection being much enhanced by the pulling effects of the clay.
Because the boil on my hand was so serious and spreading so quickly and deeply, I decided to continue with the clay and silver poultice instead of clay and water.
The difference was dramatic! Overnight the silver clay pulled the poison under the skin into a bubble-- like a second degree burn. I was at first alarmed because it looked worse than ever. Night after night I continued the silver clay poultice, wrapped in plastic and held in place with and elastic bandage.
AFTER ONE WEEK, THE INFECTION IS GONE! I also slugged a couple ounces of this silver a day to check anything that might have gone internal, but I believe the poultice really did the trick.
Of important note, my understanding is that MRSA staff reside inside the nose, so I bought the cheapest no-drip nasal spray medicine I could find and emptied the contents and cleaned it out thoroughly, sending filtered water through the spray system for 10 good pumps. Then I filled the bottle with colloidal silver, using this to get the silver inside my nose and sinuses. I rub my nose holes together to spread this completely. I guess this kills the staff where it is carried. Added bonus: stopped a cold in its tracks!
Word about colloidal silver: It is too expensive by the bottles. You can brew your own very cheaply by making a one-time investment in a good, plug-in, steady- current silver generator.
Do not use the battery operated kind. The silver particles are too large and clump together. Look on the internet. There are several good companies with good information (I have no financial interest in these companies).
I am just beginning to appreciate all the uses for silver in fighting pathogens. With a little creativity, there are so many effective treatments possible with this stuff.
Just like ACV and cayenne pepper, silver may be indispensable to maintaining good health in our world which is slowly poisoning itself and hell-bent on profit.
Thank you, Earth Clinic for letting me share this here. To anyone struggling with boils and MRSA, try the silver poultice. It looked as if my hand were being eaten off, but in one week, my skin looks like the infection never happened!
04/26/2008: Liz from Scranton, PA replies: "I have written before about a condition of fast-growing deep boils that were spreading over my hand. the main lesion was quite deep. To update: I continued using the bentonite clay mixed with colloidal silver for two weeks or so. The boils have not returned. What is of special note though is that there is NO scarring at all! The gentle drawing action of the clay combined with the antibacterial action of the silver were extremely effective at healing. The main boil was deep and I am quite amazed that there is no scar. My hand looks as if this had never happened. Liz"
08/11/2008: Tina from Dunbridge, Ohio replies: "Dear Liz, Did you just wear the poultice overnight or all day? I am currently using different topical stuff for my spots but my boss says I am no longer allowed to because it looks 'unprofessional and disgusting'. She says she'll lay me off if I don't! So I can't have any thing visible on during work-which cuts out a lot of home remedies."
06/17/2009: Liz from Scranton, PA replies: "Tina, I am so sorry not to have answered you, but I have not checked back to this section of Earth Clinic for a while. In answer to anyone who might be reading about the clay/silver poultice: I wore the thick poultice from the time I came home, through the night, until I showered. During the day at work, I smeared the silver clay thinly over the area and covered it with gause. I would then wrap my hand with a clean, flesh toned, ace elastic bandage. I wore a long sleeve cotton shirt to cover most of the dressing. On the weekends, I wore the poultice day and night. As the boil improved, a large bandaid did the trick. Of note: The boil has never come back (well over a year now). There is absolutely no way to tell where it once was. Liz"
[YEA] 07/24/2006: Rhonda from Montreal, Quebec: "I was looking for a natural cure for internal abscess but came across this and had an outbreak of boils years ago. doc said it was an infection in the layers of the skin and they would keep on coming until we addressed it. i washed with an antibacterial soap call physoderm three times a day for 10 days all over the body. including face. i was very clean and never got another boil. anyone had an internal abscess?"
[YEA] 09/12/2008: Joe from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "I have found that if you rub Polysporin on the boil 3 times a day, it will go away. It also kills some of the pain. Put it on any acne/boil at the first sign and it will not grow very large. You must apply it several times a day (at least 3x) in either case. Good Luck."
[YEA] 09/11/2007: Jane from Austin, Tx: "One thing everyone is overlooking is self reinfection. The use of short sheets like in the hospital need to be used and washed daily as do pillow slips, mattresses or any other surface like your couch, chair the boil could come in contact with needs to be sprayed daily with an antibacterial spray. Showers and tubs need to be sanitized after each use. Shower drains are the perfect place for the staph to multiple and become air born. I have been plagued with boils off and on for over a year. To keep the infection down I use ladies boxers and loose clothing. I also apply liquid antibacterial soap after my shower to a large area around the boil at first notice and let the soap dry on the skin, then apply a little antibacterial soap on a bandaid to cover it, this has kept the boils from enlarging, it speeds the healing process, just bathing in the soap does not help. When I was a child my mother used something called Green Soap on impetigo which is staph related and it was the only thing that cured it, but I have not seen it in pharmacies for years. Regular Antiboitics without steriods are virtually worthless."
[YEA] 11/04/2012: M from Victoria, Bc, Canada: "FWIW, I had recurrent boils for much of my life, rarely being entirely free of them. When I was in my forties, someone told me about raisins. I tried them (eating perhaps a couple of tablespoons full in muesli/granola, since I dislike the taste of raisins by themselves), and that prevented further boils almost entirely.
After my hysterectomy, the boils pretty much went away on their own, so there is apparently a hormonal component too. That is supported also by the fact that the boils were usually worse around the time of my period."
[YEA] 01/29/2007: Manuel from Weslaco, TX: "take a small handful of raisins for a week then a handful once every week or two to stay boil free."Replies
[NAY] 04/06/2011: Tina from Sylvania, Ohio,usa replies: "I was eating raisins when boils started to appear, so raisins do not prevent boils."
[YEA] 03/24/2009: cynthia from fayetteville, AR: "I was just browsing through this site, I spend a lot of time doing that, and read the remedy posted about boils. As a child I frequently had boils. While at a family gathering an uncle took me into the kitchen to "fix me up" with a home remedy. He got a raw potato and a potato scraper. (as if to make hashbrowns) He then washed and scraped the entire potato into a clean, sterile bandage and taped it to my arm. I wore it all that day and through the night. Bt the next morning the boil had come to a head, and my mother drained and cleaned it. I had been plagued with boils many times prior to that and they were always painful and lasted several days before coming to a head. This one was over quickly and what a blessing! After that we used a raw potato any time one came up. I no longer have this problem. I seem to have grown out of it. I have given this remedy to friends and family members since then and it has been a success with them also. Hope it helps!"Replies
[YEA] 06/15/2009: Ryan from Palm Springs, CA replies: "POTATO!!! After getting a tattoo on my chest, I developed a rather painful pimple about 3 inches above my left nipple (probably from razor burn from shaving, ingrown hair, etc). I attempted to 'pop' it which was a bad idea. Over a few days...this horrid wretch grew into a furious monster of an infection...
I used antibiotic ointment and bandaids for a few days which did nothing, and the pimple seemed to grow in size and pain. I then tried toothpaste and a bandaid, which got solid and hurt bad taking off...revealing some gnarly green pasty pus. I squeezed some pus out of it and again that evening and also drenched it with peroxide every chance I got. I then read about the baking soda/peroxide mix paste...in which I applied several times over the next day and drained it every now and then (painful stuff). I also took baking soda baths.
After seeming to get nowhere, I read about the potato method. I purchased a single potato, cut off a slice, cleaned the infected area with peroxide and taped the potato slice to it for the night. Upon removing the potato in the morning, I noticed a big chunk of pus on it and the wound (almost the size of a dime) kept draining itself. Having to work, I cleaned it and put a bandaid on for the day.
Upon getting home and removing the bandaid, the 'head' of this abomination was right at the top and came out with some effort and Qtips and peroxide....what relief! Instead of a white hole, it is now a bloody red hole and its draining itself! Will update in a few days on healing.... THANK YOU!"
03/18/2010: Ingrid from Brussels, Belgium, Europe: "Recurent boils has a name!
Hi everyone, i just had to share this with you, because it took me years to put a name on these inner thigh boils i kept having. It is called hidradenitis suppurativa! It is a rare disease. Actually, it is not so rare, it just goes undiagnosed because of the places it's in and ignorance of doctors. Please look it up and see if this is what you have. Unfortunately i could not find any cure, but the simple thing that helped me was not to touch it: no epilation, no underware (the friction brings them on). Also hot baked onion used locally makes the puss collect. Good luck"
EC: Remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa page here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/hidradenitis_suppurativa.html
10/01/2012: Melissa from Jackson, Mississippi: "Hi, I have had a very painful medium sized boil right on my bikini line for about 3 days. I have tried the egg skin remedy, sliced potato remedy and have been taking antibiotics with no results. Today I soaked in a hot epsom salt bath and immediately I was able to see a small head form. About 30 minutes later I rubbed over the boil with a soft tissue and it opened and pour pus with an odor and dark brownish color for about 15 minutes then only drained blood. I have it covered with a gauze. Is the drainage I mentioned above normal? How would you suggest I get relief from the pain? and Would you suggest I see a doctor? This is my first time on this site and would appreciate any feedback I can get at this point. I have had about 2 boils lance and I am really trying not to have to take that route this time. Thanks"
07/02/2012: Cwash84 from Lilburn, Ga: "I have had recurrent boils since I had my surgery. I have never had a boil in my life. I dont know if I caught something at the hospital or just have a weak immune system but I can not get rid of them. They will go away and keep coming back on another part of my body. It stared in the lip lining of the vagina than to the buttock. I have soak in epsom salt, tea tree oil and tried Iodine. It works for that time but it keeps coming back. I just want it gone and never come back. Any suggestions..."Replies
07/02/2012: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Definitely get some Cream of Tartar, throw a teaspoon into a glass of warm water and down everyday untill the boils have gone and then just take a pinch under the tongue every few days. It cleans the blood."
10/17/2012: Mesem from Riez, France replies: "and red wine is a great source of tartaric acid so down a couple of glasses regularly!"