Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Boils

Posted by Cmdrexler18 (Gilbert, Arizona) on 05/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I never thought I would be on here writing a post about Turmeric because I was so skeptical but here I am. I got my first abscess probably about two years ago in the groin area (for anyone who suffers I feel your pain! ) I went straight away to my doctor's office to have it drained and honestly it was harmless, I don't remember being in all that much pain after I was numbed. Fast forward to about a month ago and I get a bump in the same area I had my first abscess but didn't think much of it because it had been so long ago. I was supposed to be taking a weekend trip to San Diego but I had no insurance at the time and this thing on my groin was growing and fast...I had no choice but to go to my local urgent care and paid around $175 to have it lanced and drained. This was THE most painful experience of my life, mind you I have had a collapsed lung and was hospitalized for 10 days, I would have rather gone through that again. The doctor on duty at the urgent care was actually wonderful talking me through the pain; I was by myself and did not expect this procedure to be this painful because of my last one but it was horrid. She had to give me two shots for the numbing because it had grown so much and then had break up the pus pocket that was connecting the two. Sorry for the description but long story short I wasn't able to go on my trip because I was still in pain from the packing. This healed up and about two weeks ago I started to feel the same area flare up, NO, I have another trip planned this time to Disneyland and if I have this it would make it physically impossible to walk the parks for three days. I had read about turmeric when I got the abscess prior but I really did not think it would work. I did have insurance now but a trip to urgent care would still be $100 and if I went to my doctor I would have to hope they were able to take me in before this thing got worse. I went to my local grocery store, Fry's, and found McCormick Ground Turmeric for less than 6 dollars and went home and began to drink it. I tried water and hated it, if you like tea try black breakfast tea, honey and about a teaspoon of turmeric powder but I would only suggest drinking that once or twice a day even as a tea drinker it became way too much hot liquids three times a day. I also bought yogurt and just had a spoonful with the powder and even though the taste wasn't great it was over in one spoonful three times a day and it's getting to the boil right away. I was in literal disbelief how quickly this began working, I even took pictures of my boil at the time just to make sure I wasn't going crazy and I would say within the first 24 hours the inflammation went down and five days later I was off to the Happiest Place on Earth. I got Turmeric pills at Walgreens for around $12.00 before my trip just because it was more convenient for my trip. I took one 450 mg morning and night during my trip and even with 10+ hours of walking in Disneyland it never flared up again. I had to come on here and write about my experience because if I can save anyone money and more importantly a traumatic experience of it being drained I am more than happy to. Turmeric will now be a staple in my household!!

Foods to Avoid
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 04/24/2015

Geetha, you will have to "listen to your bones" since every body is different.

You might want to start with eliminating junk foods, and stick to the traditional foods of your area for a bit.

Foods to Avoid
Posted by Geetha (Chennai) on 04/24/2015

Please suggest me what are the diets I can take. I'm having boils in every week.

Turmeric, Medicinal Mushrooms
Posted by Jay (Ak) on 04/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have had boils since I was in my early 20's. I can honestly say that TUMRERIC has been the best defender for my condition. As years boils became more aggressive. I started to incorporate tumeric with a medicinal mushroom formula called "Fungi Perfecti Host Defense" found on Amazon. I have successfully gone through issues with boils using hot compresses, Itchammol Oinment directly on the location (find the head), along with the tumeric, and it opened within 24-28hrs and healed completely within 2-4 weeks. Combined with my doctor visits which prescribed me with an antibiotic called "Bactrim" when it gets really bad I can honestly say that my recurrent boils have ceased. I hope this continues for me and I hope this helps anyone else that has to deal with this horrible condition such as myself.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sophia (Norway) on 04/16/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have read through earth clinic for over two years now and recently I decided to begin posting the few cures I have found over time to work and writing on my own experience with them too. Hope this helps someone, as earth clinic has helped me so much.

Exactly a bit over two years ago I got several red little bumps on my armpit after shaving. They grew fast and it was very painful. One of them was even opened to be cleaned deep by a doc and she did not do a good job so I was miserable.

What I did was to apply coconut oil topically on the area until absorbed, about 4 to 5 times during the daytime. Bumps went away completely in 3 days. The oil I used was the cheapest coconut oil I could find in the foreign shops of Norway, pure but unrefined, not virgin.

When I got a tiny bump in that area again, I tried with other higher quality virgin coconut oil and I never got the same result as with the other cheap coconut oil. Coconut oil was really a bless! And did in 3 days what antibiotics could not do alone in 2 weeks.

After two years I got another boil but in a different area and this time coconut oil alone was not enough. However I can say for the armpit area it worked as a charm.

Posted by Sophia Magnus (Norway) on 04/16/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

A question about turmeric. With hundreds of positive reviews, I tried turmeric both orally and topically to treat a very painful bump/boil. The next day the boil opened and lots of pus and blood came out. This originated expansion, and I got two other boils side by side overnight. So painful! My question is, why for some was there a cure in a day or three, and I got an infection which worsened? My experience shows a plus side and a negative one. The plus side is that indeed, turmeric works very fast to make boils open. It increases body heat and ability to expel toxins. The other thing is, when this happens, what can we do to stop the pus/bacteria that comes from spreading? I cleaned and drained as well as I could but it did not stop this.

Now I am better. A doctor had to open the three boils and clean the area. And I made dietary changes (no sugar or fast carbs plus I take some vitamins) Any comments or answers to my doubts are very appreciated!

Castor Oil
Posted by Janet (Miami, Fl ) on 04/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much!!!! I have a boil on theback of my leg for about a week now. I'm on antibiotics but tried everything to bring it to a head and I really did not want to get it lanced! The castor oil popped it over night!!!

Posted by Kay (Chicago ( Wicker Park )) on 03/31/2015
4 out of 5 stars


After almost 2 months of what my doctor diagnosed as herpes- and herpes zoster ( a form of shingles virus) and have been deeply embarrassed- in severe pain and not able to work; as I am a makeup artist and am a representation Of beauty.

Turns out MRSA the eye boils- the face oozing, large PAINFUL BOILS!! On face- one on butt OMG.

I have been chugging turmeric 2( tablespoons and an 8oz glass of water)) and made a paste of warm coconut oil- one tablespoon coarse sea salt- lotsa pepper coarse( as well ) a hint of squeezed lemon and stir in 2 tbsp of Turmeric.

It seriously works!!!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Dreadfulwitchdoctor (Texas, US) on 03/29/2015

Just wanted to update after applying the turmeric paste with added chamomile tincture, Rescue Remedy, and a drop of turmeric essential oil. These additions seemed to help considerably. The boil is gone, most of the redness is gone, the swelling is gone, the hard lump is gone. Friday evening, I had a purple/black lump the size of a marble on my chin. This is Sunday morning and I have a small, flat pinkish area that I expect to be almost fully healed by tomorrow morning. I was honestly shocked when I took the bandaid off this morning.

I've started applying the comfrey salve to speed the healing of the skin. I do have some peeling of the top layer of skin.

I'm a firm believer in attacking problems from multiple angles. I think turmeric is a powerful healer of boils, but I also think the combination of all the remedies I've been using have worked in harmony to heal my boil even faster than the turmeric would have on its own.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Dreadfulwitchdoctor (Texas, US) on 03/28/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I don't really know whether what I have are boils, cystic acne, or something else, but they start off like zits, rarely come to a head, and last a long time before they finally shrink down to a small, hard knot, that may or may not eventually (over months or years) disappear.

Right now I'm dealing with a particularly nasty one on my chin. I made the mistake of trying to squeeze it, and I could actually see the pus spreading out underneath the skin when I did that. I knew that meant the infection would be far worse, so I came here for remedies since Earthclinic is usually one of my first stops when I'm not sure what to do.

I have a large amount of high-quality organic turmeric powder on hand, because I already take it for inflammation, liver health, and cancer prevention. In fact, I was concerned it wouldn't work, because I am already taking it, so it seems like it should already have worked. But the reviews were so overwhelmingly positive, and I know that turmeric works better in larger doses, so I took it to a new level and it is definitely helping.

Here's what I'm doing: Starting yesterday, I increased my intake of turmeric substantially. I blend my turmeric with ground milk thistle seeds, ground schizandra berries and some ground black pepper, so I'm just taking half a teaspoon of that formula every couple of hours instead of three times a day. The milk thistle at that quantity isn't an issue, and I put a smaller proportion of schizandra than the other herbs in the formula, so I'm not worried about getting too much of that. I have less still of the black pepper, so again, I'm not concerned. I don't mess with capsules or mixing it with milk or water. Capsules are too time-consuming and expensive to make, and mixing it with water just prolongs the amount of time I'm tasting it. I just dump the powder into my mouth (under the tongue to avoid accidentally inhalation which is not fun! ), then take a large swig of warm water, swish it all around in my mouth, and swallow. No worse than taking a pill, really, and cheap and easy. I take a lot of different herbs this way, so I'm used to it and it doesn't bother me at all.

Milk thistle can cause diarrhea in some people so taking it with the turmeric could hypothetically help to prevent constipation (while simultaneously giving even more support to your liver than the turmeric already provides).

I also decided to apply turmeric externally. Before doing this, I held an ice cube on the boil for as long as I could stand it. Next, I soaked a large cotton ball in witch hazel, and added one drop each of tea tree, rosemary, and basil essential oils. I took these steps to try to eliminate some of the swelling and bruising.

Then I mixed up my turmeric paste. I didn't want it to dry to a crumbly powder, so I put about a teaspoon of turmeric in a small glass container with a sealable plastic lid and moistened it with raw honey. The honey makes it sticky enough to easily adhere to the boil and it doesn't dry out. The raw honey also has anti-bacterial benefits. I also added some black pepper, and about three drops of tea tree oil and one drop of oregano oil. I spread this mixture over the boil and covered it with a bandaid. I could tell within a couple of hours that it was getting smaller, but I left it on for about five or six hours. When I took the bandaid off, I could tell it had helped.

I cleaned it up, took a bath, held a warm, soaking wet washcloth on it (frequently re-warming the washcloth in the hot bath water). I also took a handful of epsom salts I moistened with bath water and spread this over the whole area. I let that sit a while, then rinsed it off.

After the bath, I covered the entire area in bentonite clay for about an hour or two. It was very soothing and cooling.

After rinsing the clay off, I re-applied the turmeric/honey paste, and covered it with another bandaid. This stayed on all night.

This morning, the large lump was less than half the size it was yesterday. It was still dark purple and angry looking, but I could see three white spots where pus had been draining out and continued to do so. The pad of the bandaid had three corresponding globs of pus on it. I did the bentonite clay application again for about an hour, then iced it again, then re-applied the turmeric paste and covered with a new bandaid.

This afternoon, the lump is almost gone. It's still purple, but seems to be getting better. I remembered that I have a bottle of turmeric essential oil, so I added a drop to that of my paste. I haven't re-applied since I added that, so I don't know if it will increase the effectiveness or not. I will try to update to let you know. I'm thinking of adding a couple of drops of Rescue Remedy as well and possibly some chamomile tincture for inflammation.

Once I feel like the infection has completely drained, I plan to start alternating two salves to help heal the skin. I made these salves myself. One of them is made from comfrey-infused oil and has added essential oils (basil, rosemary, marjoram, and eucalyptus) and the other is made from a mixture of chamomile-infused oil and calendula-infused oil, plus kukui nut oil, shea butter and essential oils (frankincense, spikenard, patchouli, copaiba balsam, ylang ylang, and myrrh).

Oh, I also started taking a daily dose of L-Lysine yesterday. I don't know if that's helping or not.

Overall, I'm very happy that things are moving along as quickly as they are. I don't expect this will be invisible by the time I have to go to work on Monday, but I think it's going to look a lot better than it would have if I hadn't done all of the above.

Posted by Carolyn (Texas, US) on 03/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just use fresh lemon juice on a boil. It will stop pain instantly and heal it in two or three days. Unless you have an infection in it, then a few more days. This removes infection and pain, no more stress.

Drink garlic vinegar and honey to keep from recurring. It's very simple.

Baking Soda
Posted by Darrow (South Carolina, US) on 03/07/2015

Can you use lemon juice and baking soda on a boil? How long does it take to work?

Posted by Jeanne (Westport, CT) on 03/06/2015

Hi Ronnie,

Just wanted you to be aware that groin and armpit boils are a sign of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. If you get another one in the area, try researching dietary suggestions and remedies on HS too. Turmeric does happen to be the best remedy for HS. Wishing you fast healing. Sounds very painful.

Posted by Ronnie (California, US) on 03/06/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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!!

Posted by Jennifer (Florida, FL) on 03/05/2015

"I continue to take the antibiotics because you need to finish them" Ummm....that's incorrect.

Drawing Salve
Posted by Lisainphilly (Philadelphia) on 02/17/2015

Correction. The soap is called "Fels-Naptha, " not felsnappa!

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 02/11/2015

Midwives with the Ayurvedic background are using turmeric big time to prepare for the birth and afterwards. That is, in India. Namaste, Om

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 02/11/2015

Dear Jo,

According to the National Institute for Heath, turmeric is considered safe for pregnancy in the amounts you would use in food. In some countries, turmeric is used regularly and often everyday in food.

However it's effect has not been studied on pregnant women, so no one can say, "for sure". I checked several sources and could not find turmeric on a "list of herbs to avoid in pregnancy." Some herbs have estrogenic properties or purgative properties. These herbs are always on such lists. Turmeric is not estrogenic or purgative.

Turmeric is a blood purifier and therefore good at detoxifying. For that reason, I would personally not want to use large amounts of it in pregnancy. Pregnant and nursing moms need to be careful about detoxifying their bodies since toxins would come out in the milk of a nursing mom, and would likely also cross the placenta.

Our bodies are detoxifying regularly through sweating and elimination, so some detoxification is normal, but you wouldn't want to go out of your way to cause extra detoxification during times of pregnancy and nursing.

If I were dealing with a health problem in pregnancy and was having to decide between a strong anti-biotic and turmeric (say for MRSA), I would chose turmeric, and use the smallest amount needed to deal with the problem.

Because turmeric may be a natural blood thinner, I would avoid it in the last month of pregnancy, except in amounts normally used in food.

I hope that will help you to make a good decision!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Jo (New York, US) on 02/11/2015

Hi, is tumeric safe to take during pregnancy??

Posted by Jo (New York) on 02/11/2015

Hi, did you mix anything in the fig? How long did it take?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/02/2015

Franco08, first, be a detective to try to find out why you are getting them in the first place. Some people try cutting out wheat, sugar and dairy to test that. Secondly, read up on turmeric for boils.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Franco08 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 02/01/2015
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I got a boil on my elbow 4 days ago. I looked for remedies here and I found the ACV and baking soda paste treatment. I followed the procedure and applied the paste to the boil using a cotton swab and secure with a band-aid. When I removed the cotton at night I noticed that the boil started draining so I re-applied the paste before going to bed.

When I woke up the next morning, I checked the boil and was happy to see that it drained and started to dry out. I continued the application of the paste after taking a shower. However, that afternoon, I felt pain in my left knee and when I checked it, I saw 3 boils forming in a C pattern. I decided to apply the paste on them too. But the following day, a 4th boil formed on the same knee. So I have 4 boils now on my knee; 3 has pus in them and 1 is drying out. The one on my elbow did not fully dried out as I hoped and is now filled with pus on the edges. It grew even wider than before.

What am I to do now? Please help!

Dietary Recommendations
Posted by Kelly (Louisiana) on 01/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My son has been living with boils for 5 years. He has been on every antibiotic, essential oil, silver water, and bleach baths. I am definitely going to look into alkaline water and watching for high corn syrup.

Lifestyle Changes
Posted by Nikita (Singapore) on 01/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hi friends,

I used to get boils almost every other month on thighs, buttocks etc. since couple of years and had to take antibiotics to cure the same. Now, I have not got any boils since more than a year after making certain lifestyle changes so would like to share about the same. I hope it helps.

Cause: Though I am not sure about exact reasons for getting boils, however following could have been the contributing factors in my case:

- Constipation

- Anemia

- Poor immunity level

- Poor nutrition, Consuming junk, greasy and sugary foods on frequent basis

- Drinking tap water

- Stress due to long working hours at work

- Lack of physical exercise

- Poor hygiene

- Tight fitting clothes

Steps which I followed to stop re-occurrence of boils ?

- Visited a Dermatologist who gave me a nasal ointment to be applied in nostrils. I continued this for a month.

- Dermatologist also gave me an antimicrobial/ antibacterial solution to bathe for underarms, thighs and buttocks. I continued this for 4 months and later started using antibacterial soaps for bathing, which are available at any local shops.

- Started drinking filtered water instead of tap water (Bought a water filter).

- Began practicing good personal hygiene by taking bath everyday, gently scrubbing using a loofah while showering once a week, cleaning clothes, undergarments, bedsheets, bathrooms and toilet seats on regular basis, etc.

- Included 30 to 45 mins of exercise in my daily routine, mainly yoga and deep-breathing exercises.

- Stopped wearing very tight fitting clothes and undergarments.

Diet changes:

- I was anemic, so cured that by taking supplements, and by having carrot-beetroot juice, dates and raisins on daily basis.

- I also had frequent constipation so included high-fiber foods such as oats, carrots, fruits, whole wheat, etc. to cure that. Stopped having junk, fried, greasy and sugary foods as much as possible.

- Followed detox diet for three weeks.

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Beth0210 (Trumbull, Connecticut, USA) on 12/22/2014

Raw turmeric really does stain! My grandma's hands were yellow-orange for days after handling the root. Do you know any reliable brand for turmeric powder? Or any ideas on how to properly turn turmeric root into powder so I can tell my grandma? Thanks!

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 12/10/2014

Beth0210 --- yes, according to Ayurveda statements, they both work. But they work in different ways. Here in the West, the dry form is mostly easier to procure. If you juice the root, your juicer could be orange forever. In India, people even hang the root from the neck for protection. Turmeric has special subtle powers which I have experienced myself. So it is not superstition.

After an illness, spray your body with a solution of water and turmeric to cleanse the subtle body of residues of unhealthy energies. This is widely used in India for that purpose. That is when I had an experience indicating it does work on subtle levels.

Namaste, Om

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Beth0210 (Trumbull, CT) on 12/10/2014

Just want to know if raw turmeric is as effective as the powder form. My Filipino grandma grew them in her yard for cooking and herbal remedies.

Turmeric and Antibacterial or Hydrocortisone Cream
Posted by Pmclarke (Allegany Ny) on 12/01/2014
1 out of 5 stars

I did what you did and got a terrible infection. It burned down in the boi , producing a raw pus-filled mess.

Posted by Leanne (Australia) on 11/15/2014

First I want to say I consult with earth clinic whenever I have a health concern. Doctors are a 'no resort' for me.

To heal a stubborn boil in a place where 'the sun don't shine', I read the posts on earth clinic to read what people were using. I devised my own recipe based on common use. It made my boil disappear in a few days. Here it is... 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground black pepper, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, half mug milk, half mug warm water. Stir well until coconut oil has melted and drink once a day until healed.

I hope other readers find my cure helpful. Good luck. Never give up hope.

Posted by Peachie (Macon, Georgia) on 10/10/2014
5 out of 5 stars

This absolutely works! I have tried many remedies from this lovely site and I get results all of the time. I had a very painful boil that was about the size of a quarter for 2 days. I made a paste of turmeric that I had in my spice rack and a few drops of water. I applied this paste directly to the boil and covered it with a band-aid. I kid you not, I had no pain in 3 minutes, and within 15 minutes, the boil opened and drained! I cleaned it up, re-applied more paste and the next morning it was completely flat and painless. Of course everybody is different, but this is an inexpensive remedy worth trying before putting lab made medicines into your temple.

Posted by Eli (Bklyn) on 09/25/2014

Did you apply it topically or put a tablespoon in hot water and drink it like tea? And how long before your saddle sores healed?

Dietary Recommendations
Posted by Cathy (Georgia, US) on 08/17/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Walmart has lysol concentrate in cleaning supplies.

Castor Oil
Posted by Karen (Alberta, Canada) on 08/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to add something that I've never seen on here before - and that is when you start to feel a boil forming, start rubbing castor oil into the area as often as you can. I find that it prevents them from getting any bigger and then they go away. It is also amazing on boils after they've been drained. Take care now.

Posted by Rebecca (Ohio) on 07/29/2014

When detoxing, avoid all sugars, bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. Replace with honey and Stevia, a natural tree product, if necessary.

Stick to mostly, if not all, organic vegetables, raw and cooked. Vegetable soup is great in the crock pot because you can keep it on low all day, eat as much as you want and even drink the broth.

After a week, you can eat a potato and meat (6-10 ozs) with a meal. In the second week, you can add a fruit daily. I prefer eating fruit in the morning, to help pass my stool, and I feel better for the rest of my day.

Always drink plenty of water. Warm water first thing in the morning helps to hydrate your whole body (including your organs) to help them work at their best. Drinking water before bed helps reduce heart attacks. I drink a glass about 2 hours before bedtime so I can urinate before going to bed.

Turmeric, Garlic, Olive Leaf
Posted by Jsdell (San Deigo,ca) on 06/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had a boil on the back of my neck last year and after reading on this site and a few others, many many posts, I realized that I also had MRSA. Originally I tried a few ideas like garlic and turmeric and olive leaf, separately, but none of them worked alone. After reading a good deal more, I put together the new treatment plan about 3 weeks after the boil surfaced, as what I had been doing was not working (I'd been doing each of the treatments below, but individually, not together. After reading a lot, I realized I needed something stronger. So I took 2 Turmeric Curcumin caps a day and 3xs a day opened a capsule and put it on a bandage damped with garlic water and put that on my boil (I crushed 1 1000mg tablet of garlic in a few drops of boiled water & used this water to dampen the bandage. I changed this water 2xs a day). I used 3 bandages to be sure the boil was completely covered as the turmeric would easily stain my clothing even if I was really careful and the stain would not come out now matter what I tried (I tried for weeks, but nothing worked, so wear old cloths) I also took 1000 mg of garlic 2xs a day. Also 2xs a day I took 500 mg Olive Leave Extract.

Within 2 weeks of starting this the boil was totally gone, but if I started this treatment plan sooner, it would have been gone sooner, I leaned when the boil came back in the same spot just a month ago, mind you it has been gone well over 6 moths and I'd not had any other reoccurrence). So last month I immediately did the combination treatment plan and the boil never surfaced and was gone within a few days. I leaned on this site, you have to take the garlic internally and put garlic water on the outside of the boil it's self, because just taking garlic will not work. I did not try Charcoal, but I have used Charcoal for other things and I believe that might have worked, had I known about it, but at the time, I was only trying things I was reading that had worked. So don't be afraid to mix treatments.

So be bold and if your boil is not going away fast, try mixing some treatments. Sometimes that's the only thing that will work.

Cell Salt Silica
Posted by Kissyc. (Florida, US) on 04/20/2014

I have also had success with #12; I use NuAge #12 (also sold as Hylands) for tissue repair. In addition, during a MRSA outbreak, I make a mixture using Moringa, Tea Tree, and Oregano oils mixed with Coconut oil as a base. (All available at health food store, call around and make sure they have #12, not everyone carries it) Make sure and take a good vitamin supplement as well, including high doses of Vitamin C, Folic Acid, B vitamins, and Magnesium. I try to avoid the pharmaceuticals, I have taken three types before, and can cause internal damage to your organs. I have an outbreak in my nose right now, and already better in one day using the above remedy. (Use the oil on a Q-tip to apply, and also using a triple antibiotic salve three times a day). This is my second time using this method, cleared up an outbreak on my leg this way in the past.

Posted by Gavin (Northland, New Zealand) on 04/06/2014

With regards to boils and recurring skin infections. Check your urine for sugar. As this tends to be a problem in Type 2 Diabetes. It can go unnoticed, without symptoms for years.

The problem causes a Syndrome, High sugar, leading to High blood pressure, and the sugar causes the immune system to go on strike, and not be able to handle "Staphylococcus Arius" the main cause of boils, while the sugar levels remain high. In the western world it has reached epidemic proportions. Once the sugar has dropped the boils disappear.

Turmeric seems to bring on an intense draining of the boil, without any other intervention other than keeping it clean and patching with absorbent tissue. Definitely recommended.

Posted by Mel (British Columbia, Canada) on 04/05/2014
5 out of 5 stars

This was a number of years ago now (i just realized that I have used many remedies from this site- always turn to it first- but never posted any of my results), I was in the last month of my pregnancy and I became afflicted with 2 boils, one beside the other, grew to about the size of golf balls; located right in the crease of my groin. It was sooooo painful I could barely walk and cried often (I'm not much of a crier, but I was so frustrated too). I didn't want to take antibiotics b/c of the baby, but I had to do something..... so I went to the Dr.and they prescribed a week of antibiotics which didn't even phase the boils. Then they say my only option is to lance them. I'm weeks away from giving birth! I do not want open wounds there while I'm trying to push a child out of me!!! Omg, this was a nightmare!

I turned to Earthclinic (which I should've followed my instincts and done it first! ) for a natural and safe for the baby remedy. Turmeric was it. Read a lot of positive reviews so I decided to try it. I couldn't handle taking it in warm water like suggested and found another person had buried it in a spoonful of yogurt. Tried that and down the hatch it went, painlessly. And within 15 - 20 minutes I got the tingle inside the boils. They started to drain almost immediately. I kept taking the turmeric about 3x daily. The boils continued to drain for 4 days, with such relief!!!! I never forced anything, just let it do its own thing and they were gone within a week, with barely even a red mark to show for it. Natural, cheap, effective, safe home remedy with no side effects or scarring!!!! It was amazing! I have used it a couple of times since as well, actually as soon as I feel a little bump that might turn into a boil, I use the turmeric and it goes away before it gets to a point of having to drain. I LOVE Earthclinic, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Posted by Shirley (Virginia) on 02/07/2014

Herpes most people think is sexual, but herpes is also shingles. I use a slice of raw onion on the boil I had one last yr. Cut a slice of raw onion and apply it to the boil and bandage it tight so it will come in contact with the boil, leave it on overnight and and it will draw out the infection onto the onion. Now you will have to get the core out or it will keep coming back. Do not squeeze the boil, that will drive the core down and infection. So instead stretch the skin out on both side and it will bring the core up, keep doing this until the core pops out. Make sure you clean the area two or three times a day and use the iodine to help keep it clean.

Posted by Donna (Arkansas) on 01/24/2014

I'm grateful for your encouragement. Have had a blasted small boil on the upper right corner of shoulder front. Then, tried several $$$ remedies that have done very little.

Today made a paste of turmeric, pepper and extra virgin coconut oil and put on it. Then drank a warm cup of water with 1 tsp. of turmeric and dash of pepper. (Oh, forgot to say, developed a 'rash' all over my body that was driving me crazy! And, after reading all the stuff on this have concluded there must be an internal infection (staph in all probability, had been in contact with a hospital and very ill person previous)so decided to 'cleanse' with that also.

Thanks again for the encouragement. Donna

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