Posted by Ronnie (California, US) on 03/06/2015
Ive been dealing with a boil for a few days when it became really bad over the day, yesterday.
By bedtime, I had a soft golf ball lump in my groin crease. The skin on inner upper thigh was a bright pink, hard to touch and swollen but the most painful part was the soft lump that had no sign of a pus head....not to mention it hurt to walk and the pressure of the underwear leg band was nearly unbearable.
I tried my tried and true Vicks in the beginning, then as it worsened I tried Silver gel which seemed to help but for some reason yesterday it flared up. I have Silver Sol but I didn't take it.
Last night I found this website and decided to try the tomato paste...
1. I "packed" the tomato paste into the groin crease and massaged some on the inflamed thigh area.
2. I wore boy short undies, centered a panty liner to cover the area.
3. 5-10 min later the pain was gone. I decided to take the Silver Sol, 1 tsp twice a day until healed.
4. I woke up today, still sore but not as bad. the boil drained on it's own during night with a clear pinkish drainage now.
I'm relieved that I won't have to go to urgent care! I wanted to avoid the drainage, packing and antibiotics. I'm also relieved that I'm not alone in having this problem.
I'm glad I found so many options. anyone will be able to find a remedy here as most items are basic pantry items. I'm not sure about the turmeric, I don't like funky spices but I would try it as a last resort as it seems to have the highest favorable results.
Thank you Earth Clinic!!