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Natural Remedies for Boils

Turmeric
Posted by Gean (Salina, KS) on 12/30/2008
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Actually, I am very thankful that people post their reactions to a cure, whether positive or negative. I have realized that many respond differently to the same treatment, and it helps to get a balanced view of a certain supplement. Although Turmeric has dramatically helped me with fatigue and brain fog, I have noticed definite hormonal reactions to it such as flushed face, and irritability and insomnia if I take too much. When I took a whole tablespoon, my heart pounded for 2 hours and I was wiped out. My friend took that amount (because the smaller doses did nothing), and still felt absolutely nothing. My brother is being helped a lot by it (energy, clearer thinking, etc.), while my husband noticed nothing, even though we keep going up on the dosage. We are definitely all different, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if a hormonal imbalance caused by turmeric would start off a chain reaction of different physiologic responses in the body that could lead to a yeast infection. Who are we to tell someone else how their body does or does not work? I want to hear both sides. Thank you to everyone who gives an honest report.


Turmeric
Posted by Amy (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) on 11/30/2008
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I'd like to warn others to use this remedy with care! I took less than half of the recommended dose (because that's all I could stomach) and about five hours later came down with the WORST vaginal yeast infection of my life! The boils did seem somewhat smaller and a bit less painful, although it was nothing like the miracle cure some have reported after just one dose. I have since developed another, much more painful boil, and I plan to try taking turmeric capsules WITH some acidophilus, and eat lots of yogurt, to prevent a repeat bacterial purge and the resultant overgrowth of yeast. I'll also be sure to have medication to treat a yeast infection on hand!

EC: Were you taking capsules? People who take the powder haven't reported this issue.