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Natural Cures for Boils

Last Modified on Mar 22, 2015

Vick's Vapor Rub   4  0   

Posted by Laverne (York, SC) on 03/27/2006

[YEA]  I cured a boil on my brother's side. Used a mixture of warm compresses and vicks vapor rub...the boil came to a head the next day...the boil was very painful to him.

Vitamin A   1  0   

Posted by Frances A (Jacksonville, Florida) on 11/29/2009

[YEA]  Recurring boils and similar large, painful pimples

After age 21 I had terrible huge pimples. When my pharmacist told me that some derms prescribed Vitamin A, I started on it immediately.. It was like a miracle, a moderate miracle. The huge deep pimples stopped and my skin improved in other ways.

I used to take 50,000 units a day but now I would limit myself to 25,000 units per day. Just be patient and don't stop the treatment.

Vitamin D   1  0   

Posted by Julian (Bathurst , NSW Australia) on 03/16/2007

[YEA]  A common factor for most of the boil sufferers is the time of year, late winter when Vit D reserves are at their lowest. Vit D is a necessary part of the immune system. The Vit D Council (Google it) gives free information on doses and some amazing facts on its effectiveness for many ailments. I have used Colorless Iodine for unbroken skin pimples or puncture wounds for years and never get infections, Betadine for scrapes and scratches.Castor oil for sun blemishes, age spots and sun cancers. I work outside, get plenty of those. Used to get boils before I found Colorless Iodine, its getting hard to find (not much profit?) but some chemists will make it up.

Watch Your Sugar Intake!   1  0   

Posted by Sage (DETROIT, Michigan) on 09/06/2007

[YEA]  re: Turmeric works but not with a lot of Sugar consumption. Thanks to this site,' Turmeric has helped alleviate my boil problems in the past. However after a recurrence last month, I was reminded that sugar does inhibit the immune system. I ate some cotton candy (Straight spun sugar), and four boils popped up in the groin area two days later. I have already cut out pop/soda drinks which helps. Again I was reminded that plenty of water, fresh fruits, and veggies help keep the boils away. I know now that I am asking for problems when I consume too much sugar (also candy) and baked sweets. I hope that this helps others and I am very thankful for this site.

Replied by Sage
Detroit, Michigan
I have also discovered Black seed oil recently and use it when I have a major boil outbreak. I mixed a tsp of Black Seed Oil with 1/2 cup of plain unsweetened yogurt, 1 tsp of Turmeric, and 1 crushed clove of garlic. I also drink Burdock/Goldenseal/Echinacea Teas to help boost my immune system.

Watkins Salve   1  1   

Posted by johndoe (Fairfield, Ia) on 08/31/2007

[YEA]  I have had boils appear months apart and very often at times. I use Watkins salve and they go away or come to a head in a day or so. Some times over night. Apply Watkins salve to the boil and also apply some to a band-aid and cover boil with band-aid. Works every time for me.

Replied by Heather
Clarksburg, West Virginia
[NAY]   I have been applying Watkins salve, washing the area and doing the best to treat it but it's not healing at all. It hurts a lot! Sometimes pus will drain, but it's not healing. I am not diabetic. I am not ill otherwise. Well no, I have a kidney infection which I am taking cipro for. But this is starting to worry me. The thought of going to the E. R. over this just makes me feel silly.

Zinc   2  0   

Posted by Sharon (Valdosta, Georgia) on 06/03/2008

[YEA]  Boil remedy: A powder that contains Zinc (Ammens) applied several times a day seems to work best for me.

Replied by Goofyphil
Auckland, New Zealand
[YEA]   TUMERIC TUMERIC TUMERIC. Well iv had a boil for a week now thought it would never go away. Just made some tumeric into a paste with milk put it on the boil covered it and within an hour its started to drain YAY
Replied by Nikki
Olivehurst, Ca, United States
So once your infections have a head, they drain on their own & heal? Every time I've had a mrsa boil I always have to squeeze it to get the stuff out & it just keeps on growing and making a huge hole in my skin. I always end up caving & going to the doctor. I'm afraid its going to spread & kill me. :(


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