Erin, thank you for your post.
I believe you are on to something with your ice cube remedy. I recently had a terrible bout with boils/staph for about 3 months in a very delicate area which was not easy to contain or treat. One turned into 14 quickly. Very painful. I tried everything (turmeric, manuka honey, acv, tea tree oil, golden seal, garlic and numerous others) to get rid of them. Nothing was working for me. I had read your post, but didn't actually try it because of how sensitive the area is with the infection. Then the weather warmed I started swimming in a very cold river for about 1 hour several times a week. After the 1st week, I noticed that some of the boils had come to a head and erupted without any prompting from me and others shrank to nothing. After a few weeks of swimming in that very cold river 4x's/week, I'm happy to say that the infection has almost completely cleared. The only thing that I have been doing in addition to swimming is applying colloidal silver in the morning and evening to keep the infection from spreading. I think bringing your body (or body part with the infection) temperature way down for a period of time is the key to killing it. I remembered your post and thought I would corroborate your findings as well. Should this ever happen to me again, I will put my body in an ice bath if I'm not near a river (or it's winter). I think you may have uncovered the cure. Thanks again for your post.
Ice cubes got rid of my boils! For three weeks, I suffered with boils around my waist. I think the waistbands of my pants actually caused them to spread. They weren't very large, but boy, were they painful! Being a veteran Earth Clinic user, I tried everything recommended ... H202, coconut oil, ACV, baking soda, hot moist heat, antibiotic ointment, turmeric and garlic. NOTHING worked. The other night, as I was going through my familiar routine of applying hot moist heat and draining them, it suddenly occurred to me taht maybe the heat was making them worse. I remembered that years ago, when I suffered with cystic acne, the only thing that would get rid of the painful bumps was in ice cube applied directly to them. Somewhere, I had read that bacteria thrives on hot moist heat and is killed by freezing cold temps and that's what made me try the ice on my cystic acne. I could often get rid of a cystic acne bump before it even became noticeable just by applying ice. So I decided to try it with the boils. I got an ice cube and held it directly to the biggest boil and then after a minute or so began rubbing the ice cube over the whole area that was infected with boils. I did this before bed and when I awoke the next morning, the smaller boils were completely gone and the bigger boils were less than half the size they had been. After I ate breakfast, I got another ice cube and applied it to the bigger boils first and then rubbed it over the whole area. By evening, the bigger boils were super tiny. I continued the ice cube treatment another day and then they were all gone. I cannot tell you how happy I was after suffering with these things for nearly three weeks and watching them grow worse and worse!
I have always gotten boils since I was young. I recently came across some information regarding them and a simply cure that I tried. Putting a whole ice cube on the boil 3 to 4 times a day and waiting until it completely melts will kill the boil. The information I came across said that boils need heat to grow and that the ice cubes stop them in their tracks. When you put the ice cube on it has a burning sensation and after 3 or 4 days the boil went completely away that I had. Just thought I'd share. An inexpensive remedy.