Natural Remedies

Heal Boils Naturally: Effective Home Remedies

Posted by M (Victoria, Bc, Canada) on 11/04/2012
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FWIW, I had recurrent boils for much of my life, rarely being entirely free of them. When I was in my forties, someone told me about raisins. I tried them (eating perhaps a couple of tablespoons full in muesli/granola, since I dislike the taste of raisins by themselves), and that prevented further boils almost entirely.

After my hysterectomy, the boils pretty much went away on their own, so there is apparently a hormonal component too. That is supported also by the fact that the boils were usually worse around the time of my period.

Calcium Bentonite Clay
Posted by Indigophoto (Shuttleisland, Florida) on 10/27/2012
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This clay has worked wonders for me, my son, and my pets!! I discovered it researching holistic cures for ring worm when the cat I adopted broke out in it a week after coming to my house. He was a carrier of it and ring worm takes 7-10 days after a stressful event(moving to a new home) to present itself... Lucky us... I went to my local health food store and purchased the bentonite clay in the powder form and started applying it to his spots and adding it to the animals' drinking water. To my relief, I saw results within the evening and noticed that my pets actually prefer drinking the clay water to regular, filtered tap water. In addition to the clay, I started treating him with organic apple cider vinegar by wiping his entire coat with his brush saturated with a 50/50 mix ACV and water. I tried putting it in their water and on their food but they won't go anywhere near it. So, I am continuing the wiping while making sure that I get it down to his skin so it will absorb into his body that way. Not only have the ACV and clay gotten rid of the ring worm, they have done wonders for their coats and even turned the kitty's green eyes back to his natural blue eyed color.

I've used a green mask for years and always marveled at how amazing my skin would look and feel after using it... On a whim, after researching the bentonite clay, I checked the ingredients of my favorite mask and the clay was the primary ingredient! It all makes sense to me now. :O)

Look up bentonite clay here on EC and you will see how many amazing things it can do! For me, it relieves the pain of my psoriasis and clears the skin of the scaling and redness almost immediately. It helps alleviate the pain of my arthritis when I drink it... It gets rid of boils and acne over night when I sleep with a paste of it on affected area... And it works so well that my 5 year old thanked me numerous times for applying it to a rash he got this week. He even asked me if I could put more on it when he came back to my house after a 3 day visit with his dad. I'd given some to his dad to use but he accidentally misplaced it and couldn't do the treatment. If he had, the rash would have been gone by day two. This stuff is incredible and I highly recommend it... And it's 5 YEAR OLD APPROVED! How many meds do you know of that a 5yo doesn't mind? :O)

Flaxseed Poultice
Posted by Trawhe (Glenwood, Md) on 10/22/2012
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The flaxseed option worked within hours. I mixed flaxseed powder with very warm water and put mixture onto a clean cloth then put against the boil, then placed a heating pad underneath and the boil started to go away and took the pain away. This was after I tried the bacon for eight hours that did not work for me. Thanks a bunch for this method. I can get some sleep tonight.

Boil Triggers: Almonds
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/19/2012

OK. Now I am officially spooked out. I got a ping pong size boil on my pubic mons 4 days ago, after having my IUD out and a weekend of *heavy* bleeding (sorry). But.. Also last weekend I snacked on raw almonds a couple of times. I love almonds, and well I thought they were supposed to be healthy, but wow?? I donno, I'm convinced it was from the top part of a "sanitary" pad that umm... Wasn't, but I'll experiment with the almonds again a few weeks after this boil goes away.

Baking Soda
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/19/2012

re: countertops - I use Borax on my countertops. Use it like "comet", but it won't blanch your clothes like bleach will, and no horrid smell or toxicity. As a bonus it will get rid of any "house" that bugs have that are pestering your kitchen. Just use it like you would a normal abrasive. PS baking soda will make your sink shine like no tomorrow.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/19/2012

I take acidophilous, and eat yogurt, but my question is, how much acidophilous did you take to have a curative effect? I think I am not getting enough...

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 10/19/2012

Also, doctors can puncture a boil to get the pain, pressure and liquid out, All they do is pierce it with a sterilized instrument, and clean the area with alcohol right away afterwards. No need to pay out hundreds of dollars for a medical visit for that. Now if you have more than one, or have boils in multiple places, you may have a systemic infection and need oral treatment. In that case, you would want to get a prescription/medical advice.

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Debby (Carrollton, Texas, Usa) on 10/15/2012

I have boils for the past 3 1/2 years... Took antibiotics but they still come back. I have took Turmeric pills also for over a year still having boils, so sick of having them. Now I trying ACV with honey twice a day that someone on here suggested. Just wanted to let anyone know that Turmeric did work a little when I first started taking it but now it don't seem to work still getting boils..... Hope this helps anyone I really know how ya'll feel.....

General Feedback
Posted by Bob (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 10/09/2012

With staph being so dangerous, and wih so many posts talking about boils, there should be a summary at the top of the page about the infectiousness of the wounds and fluid, and how all household surfaces need to be cleaned--since the staph is probably in various places. Basically, all infection control measures should be used. Lots of hand washing!

By the way, you said Wikipedia had a "position" on an additive. That is not in Wikipedia, and it does not take positions, all material is supplied by members of the public and there is no guarantee that the information is accurate.

This is the Staph page URL I'm referring to

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sp (Wb, New Jersey, Usa) on 10/06/2012

Hi Laura, a few months ago I got rid of boils with remedies I found here. I treated them from the inside and the outside. Most importantly is treating from the inside. For the inside, I take an acidophilus capsule (3 Billion) with breakfast and with dinner. I have also started eating whole milk yogurt. And to treat them from the outside, I used zinc oxide ointment. The ordinary kind with few ingredients that you can find in most drug stores. I would slather it on the boils twice a day - after my shower in the morning and then again before bed. Use a lot, it's messy, so use a sanitary pad as a bandage, that can stick to the inside of her underwear. Mine cleared up and have not come back. Hope this helps.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Momma2boys (Pacific Nw, Usa) on 10/02/2012

Hi - I'm so sorry for your daughter. How awful to be going through that at so young of an age. She might have hidradentis suppurativa - you can google it to find out more info. I have it and get the boils in my groin area. Applying a drop of tea tree oil directly on the boil and surrounding area several times a day helps to speed up the healing process quite a bit. I also recommend looking into cleaning up her diet and possibly eliminating wheat, dairy and sugar (which would no doubt be very challenging for a pre-teen girl to do! ). But when someone is in so much pain... She might be willing to try it in order to get better. :) Best of luck to you both!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Heather (Leicester) on 10/02/2012

Hi , I think I read it's due to a body that is too acidic and too much calcium. She could bath in Epsom salts as the magnesium would help heal and balance out the calcium. Sudacream helps( zinc nappy rash cream) topically. The tumeric advice sounds good( add to food and topically). Water with lemon juice every day would be a gentle alkaliser to drink but ACV and bicarb better if you can persuade her to take it. I think this is really common, it's just people don't talk about it. Good luck x

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Airzone (Hernando, Ms) on 10/02/2012

My grand son has boils I take a cotton swab dip it in bleach clean the area bleach will stop the bacteria good luck it does work and does not bother him in any way.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 10/02/2012

Hi Laura, So sorry your young daughter is suffering. I would suggest you get turmeric in her immediately. There are many testimonies on this site on the success of this and turmeric is one of those miraculous herbs. Here are the links to the sections:

Also, this is a bit from the top of the boils page:

Natural Cures: Though other natural remedies exist -- such as drawing salve and colloidal silver -- hands down the best preferred home remedy for boils is turmeric. If you are unfamiliar with this mild, earthy orange spice, it is commonly used in Indian cuisine and mustards. It can be applied directly to boils (though it stains) or consumed in food or drink. Turmeric is most effective against boils if combined with a dietary fat and black pepper.

Wishing you and your daughter the best, Lisa

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Laura (Warrenton, Virginia) on 10/02/2012

HI, I know this thread is old, but wondering if still working for you. I have an 11 year old daughter who is getting boils in her groin area and we are desparate. Thank you and God Bless

Dietary Recommendations
Posted by Casey (Gainesville, Fl) on 09/27/2012

where would I find lysol concentrate?

Drawing Salve
Posted by Eaglez (Waldwick, Nj) on 09/09/2012
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Here is a home-made remedy that I have used for many years to draw out foreign objects from a body including the spores from poison ivy, metal and glass shards, splinters of all kinds and even infectionous erruptions on the skin. It works. Its simple to make and easy to apply without a mess.

Get yourself a bar of 'brown soap' from Walmart, Walgreens or your supermarket. I have two brands that I have stocked up on: Octagen and Felsnappa. Either will work just fine. Now, place a small plastic bag flat and un-opened on a table. Place the bar of soap on the plastic. Take a butter knife and begin to shave off thin slices of the soap onto the plastic. If the bar of soap you are using has been around for awhile it may be a little dry and will slice off harder than a freshly unwrapped bar of soap. Either will work just fine. Okay, when you have an amount that will cover the intended area of concern remove the bar of soap and then, using your fingers, mush the scrapped pieces of soap together making something that resembles an upside cone or pyramid. Now get some household white sugar and, using a spoon, make a pile of sugar next to the shaved soap. Add enough white sugar so that it is about the same size as the soap. When done simply mush together the soap and the sugar with your fingers. Now you need to add water, a drop or two at a time to make a paste that is not runny or too think and lumpy. Be careful not to add too much water as it will render the paste to a watery mass and become difficult to work with when applying it. When the paste is tacky to the touch, or close to it, apply it to the area(s) of your concern. I use the plastic bag that I mixed the soap and sugar on as a cover to which I also apply some thin padding such as a piece of inexpensize gauze. If you are out in the woods or away from civilization use your best guess as to what to use that would cover the mixture and hold it in place for about twelve hours. About twelve hours after applying this mixture you can take it off and make another application if needed. I've used this to draw out pieces of rust from a terribly corroded nail, pieces of glass, snips of wire and gravel (sliding on a road surface after a fall from a bike). It works well. Someimes a second or even a third application will be needed to do the job - it definitely works. Hope this helps someone.

Antibacterial Soap, Hot Water, Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Posted by Laura (Rsm, Ca) on 08/30/2012

Hi, I used to get boils all the time:( under my arms and on my leg where the leg and but check meet. I'm sure it all started with shaving and sweating. I excersised every day and then I would do chores around the house before showering. Not a good idea because the bacteria would sit on my skin for hours. It is IMPERATVE to use antibacterial soap in the shower everyday!!!!!!! It's spring water the blue body wash and it doesn't dry my skin:) also NEVER squeeze a boil , it forces some of the bacteria back in! As soon as you notice a boil use HOT compresses as many times a day as you can! Use clean white washcloths and run under really hot water and apply till it gets warm then use different edge of washcloth and repeat. Keep going....... Then apply triple antibiotic ointment. Repeat as many times a day as possible! Never reuse the same washcloth or towels. Till washed(preferably in bleach! ) Remember to just let the boil drain. Resist the urge to squeeze. It's not like a pimple. I

The bacteria needs to drain. Try to shower as soon as possible after excersising or sweating and use antibacterial soap:)As soon as I made these changes I stopped getting boils!!! :) good luck Also if you get boils under your armpits, make sure until they are all gone, always wear a fresh clean shirt everyday. Change your razor frequently too. Shave around boils , never on, then get fresh razor.

Posted by Wanda (Jackson, Mo) on 08/12/2012

Campho worked for me.... Did the job in less than 6 hours!

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 07/29/2012 2072 posts

Julia, "slow heal" and "chronic infection" are almost always directly linked to Zinc deficiency. 25-50 mg daily for a couple weeks should help very much.

Posted by Rseagle69 (Atlanta, Ga) on 07/29/2012

Colloidal Silver will kill it immediately and save you having to go to the doctor. Also try oregano oil or both which would be my approach.

Posted by Julia (Greenville, Nc) on 07/28/2012

I am battling with a boil on my knee that the doctor had to lance and pack, 4 visits to her, but it takes a long time to heal. It was lab tested and is MRSA. It's finally healing after two weeks! It has a pea sized center that's still red. I find large bandages draw it out, and they go costly so I would use fresh menstrual pads and the thickness seemed to pull out more pus. I would lay them inside a soccer sock and the compression seemed to help. Sometimes I would get a mild fever if I exerted myself during the day too much. I wonder if it can be spread by fleas? Though I do my best to control fleas, I have dogs, and cat, one lives outdoors, and it just dawned on me that they need a round of antibiotics.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Jules (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on 06/23/2012

How far apart shoul Lugol's Iodine and vitamin C be taken? Thanks!!

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Susan (Santa Rosa, Ca) on 06/21/2012
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One potential warning about this - combining Vit C and Iodine is said by many to convert the iodine to iodide.

Copper Penny Water
Posted by Randy (Atlanta, Ga.) on 06/17/2012

CAUTION: Today's Pennies are not your GrandMama's Pennies! They are Poisonous being made from an alloy containing 99.2% ZINC meaning that there is very little Copper there but, maybe a lot of Trouble!

Cream of Tartar
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 06/12/2012

It seems that its the Cream of Tartar and not the cream of Tartar and Sulpher tablets. The boil on my hip has completly cleared up. The sting was out of it quite fast. But I felt a bit iffy while taking the Cream of tartar, but you generally feel yucky with a boil anyway. It seems to do the trick.

Cream of Tartar
Posted by Healingmama (San Diego, Ca) on 06/10/2012
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I had my first boil (CA-MRSA) in February of this year. Took doxycycline for 6 weeks. In May I developed another boil, this time in my nose... An undesirable location thanks to its close proximity to the brain. For another 6 weeks I used Bactroban (Mupirocin) cream 3x per day as per doctor's orders. No change in the boil. Finally in desparation I tried hot compresses in my nose combined with this cream of tartar remedy. I started with 1/2 tsp in a glass of warm water but that gave me a wicked headache for 24 hours on the second dose... So I backed off to 1/4 tsp 2x per day. Within 24 hours the boil suddenly came to a head and now, three days later, has opened on its own and is slowly draining away.

I am a true convert to the cream of tartar. I do believe it is at least in part responsible for the sudden and rapid healing from a boil that has plagued me for 6 weeks. Very impressed - plan to use cream of tartar in small doses from now on for maintenance and healing. Thank you!

Shark Oil
Posted by Kelly (Las Vegas, Nv) on 05/29/2012

... But how can you get it to come to a head? Mine are under my arm and they never come to a head - I usually have to get them lanced open and packed with gauze.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Grace (London, Uk) on 05/28/2012
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Fresh aloe vera works for drying out many things, spots, cold sores and also boils. I have posted about it in the cold sores section too.

Boils are nasty things and I do find linked to diet. A good probiotic helps to minimize them as does cutting out sugars and hard trans and saturated fats as I detail below.

I am sorry so many of us suffer from these nasty things but I have managed to minimize them by being careful with my diet and when they do come up, acting fast with fresh aloe vera from the plant only.

If a boil develops I do find taking turmeric helps to bring it to a head however once it is oozing you need something to dry it out as soon as possible.

I do find to avoid boils avoid sugar, avoid eating hard fats (eggs, lots of red meat or porc, I keep cheese consumption down and try to mostly eat soft cheeses).

I do find that despite the warning on this page that you want to pop the boil as soon as you can with a sterile needle or other implement and get all the gunk out. Until you have done this it just cannot heal properly.

Once you have gotten all the yucky stuff out I find Fresh Aloe Vera straight from the plant is the most amazing thing for drying it up. The yellow ick should start to dry out and form a brown coloured scab which gets darker and drier by the day. If it is still very swollen and painful after a day it may be because not all the gunk has been extracted in which case lightly press on either side of the boil either with Q-tips or fingers wrapped in tissue paper and see whether more thick white stuff comes out, usually it does if the boil is very swollen. Keep taking the turmeric in water as suggested in other posts here.

Once the thick white stuff is all out of the boil, the boil is usually gross and oozing with that see through pus so you want to dry it up as fast as possible, avoid wetting the sore or taking long showers and baths. Holding a tissue to it for about 30 mins to stop the flow of pus will help, then you start applying aloe vera like crazy!

You should apply fresh aloe vera- the juicy part- straight from the plant every half an hour or so until the boil gradually turns into a scab and then keep on applying as often as you can. Only fresh aloe vera from the plant works, I have tried the bottle stuff and it just does not work the same. I always have an aloe vera plant in the house for these needs and have been known when travelling to bring parts of leaves with me in a ziplock bag!

The best thing is to slice a small amount off the plant and keep it in the bathroom and just keep on applying the juicy liquid as often as you can. Eventually you'll need a fresh piece as the juicy part will dry out.

I have found I can 'cure' a boil in 3 days if I am lucky, with only a minor red mark at the end that is easy to cover with concealer. Usually on the 3rd or 4th day of applying the aloe vera the scab is so tight and dry it easily falls off or peels off, do NOT pull it off if it is still stuck on too tight or you will have a scar and the sore may not be healed properly underneath yet.

If you are sure the boil is really dead and dried out and all scabbed up, another thing that helps the healing is to apply -only when you are 100% sure it is all dried up! Or else you will reactive it- some neosporin. This will help humidify the skin underneath so it heals nicely without leaving a big scar.

Aloe vera, straight from mother nature, from the fresh plant is heaven sent and I thank beautiful nature and mother earth for giving us this wonderful miracle!

Mint Toothpaste
Posted by Dave,hisaki Are Best Friends (L.a., California) on 05/10/2012
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Amazingly, just three tubes of Toothpaste that has a Mint in it- spread all over the body (even on your head scalp ) gets in DEEP into your pores to kill that bacteria. A Boil (or furuncle) is a deep infective folliculitis (infection of the hair follicle). Spread it all over the body like a soap & wait till you feel the little bit of burning sensations & bit of sting feeling by the mint ('till you can hold). Then Rinse. If you can't hold rinse it immediately & do that for Three-five consecutive days. Your fungus infected skin sheds & will start to look softer & prevent Boil from reoccuring. Good luck.

Boil Outbreak Theories
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky) on 05/07/2012 2072 posts

Gavin, so I suppose that we (humans) are personal only as a secondary trait from our evolutionary predecessors, as your post may suggest??? Which begs the question of how can one properly get personal over boils (which are impersonal)???

Boil Outbreak Theories
Posted by Gavin (Dallas, Tx) on 05/06/2012

Well Ted I see you are like many on here with web education on a subject that is life threatening and you are stating that boils are cause by these micro org exogenously, incorrect. This was the medical field explanation for yeears, but looking at the reality of inception to exod of skin surface, we know scientifically and easy to prove to ourselves that is is WBC, doing their kob, but dying nonetheless, and when there is suppression of immune layers, you get colony formation. So Either myself and all my team trainers, all my team dr's, all my modern litereature, and the great Dr. Mehmet Oz who covered this a couplle months ago and I have had both pleasures of great education in health and nutrition, kiniesiology, human performance, etc, to having 4 boil surgeries in a bout of MRSA with hundres of open wounds, one ofthe most aggressive MRSA cases my dr's ever saw. I went 100% healthy 6day wk workout to next day sick, day after ICU kidney failure, liver not well, 104... Checking out, then I used my little nutrition brain, said to person to the right, go get me about 6 liters of Alkaline 9. 5 water. I'm writing you because of my knowledge of that SIMPLEST of fact. Alkaline body can fight and will stop raveging infection. Antibiotics are acidic themselves, MRSA will cause blood acid levels to skyrocket. Seem like a good longterm? Anyway, boil didn't crawl in you, you caused it, just like I did. This is nature bro, not fair. You are not, nor am I, smarter than that strain of bacteria that has lasted millions of years throught thousand degree tep surace on Earh to the Ice Age. We evolved because of them.

Hibiclens Wash
Posted by Ryan (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 04/18/2012
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I do the same thing and it is working seems to be working.

Posted by Ryan (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 04/18/2012

My Boyfriend, like you, have a reaction to medication (hives). He started taking zinc, turmeric, and wash with Hibiclens and alot of PRAYERS. He has been to many dr but it was useless..

Posted by Kd5rcx (Northeast, Ar, Usa) on 04/17/2012
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Just a note of caution: After my wife was treated for Mono and had a bad reaction, a second doctor complained that 3/4 (probably opinion and not fact) of all people are allergic to sulfa drugs! He wondered why they were even still in use. Unrelated to thread: Recently I found that megadosing with Vitamin C can cure Mono in a couple of days. I was furious! It's bad when you feel safer filtering through sites like this one than speaking to most medical professionals in your area. Thanks to all of you.

Posted by Britt (San Augustine, Texas) on 04/04/2012
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Try putting about 5 or 6 cloves of garlic in a bathtub of warm water and soaking for an hour or two. Do this everynight for about a week, you will see a difference after the first night. IT IS AMAZING!!

Calcium Bentonite Clay
Posted by Cs (Waco, Tx) on 03/25/2012
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Try CALCIUM BENTONITE CLAY. I recently got a boil in my armpit. I had never had one and didn't know what it was. I assumed it was an ingrown hair so I continued to shave. That caused them to spread so that I had 4 boils under one arm and 5 under the other. I tried ichthammol with no help and a smell that literally gave me headaches and Prid didn't help either. I then tried turmeric internally and externally. There was some relief but after over a week I decided to do more research and found info about calcium bentonite clay. Be sure it is calcium and not sodium bentonite. I happened to have a clay exfoliating mask from Solay that was made of calcium bentonite clay, so I applied it to the boils and covered with band aids. Amazing results. Some of the "newer" bumps subsided altogether in just a day. Then, the others started bursting and healing basically each time I reapplied it. Solay is a product that also contains sea salt so I would imagine that helped as well. Also, be careful applying tape to the tender skin around the armpit... I have definitely damaged the area because of the number of bandage changes over the past couple of weeks. Try to make the tape less sticky before sticking it to this delicate skin.

Posted by Spowers (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 03/20/2012

I have had a boil for 3 months and it would get better with garlic then come back and I don't have insurance so I couldn't afford to go to the er. I love this thread and I tried several natural ways to try and cure it. When it wouldn't go away I found this clinic called e study at sunrise hospital and they treated me and checked me out for free, even paid me because the medicine is being tested. Anyways I got a new one and the garlic took care of it two weeks ago and hasn't come back!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric
Posted by Vaisnava (Visalia, California) on 03/16/2012
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I have had recurring mrsa boils for some time now. This works every time without fail.

Mix 3 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in half glass of water and drink 2 times a day.

Also, twice a day add 1 teaspoon turmeric in half glass of warm water and drink. The earlier this treatment is started the faster it works, but relief starts within a day. I also topically apply triple antibiotic ointment.

*** Also remember to always wash your hands frequently after washing affected area or applying ointment.

Coconut Oil, Turmeric Paste
Posted by Lee (Cranebrook, Nsw Sydney Australia) on 03/13/2012

Hi there! My ex husband used to have a lot of trouble with boils he was told to eat mackerel fish as the oil in the fish would help. To my amazement it did and as my son had a period of boils also I purchased the Mackerel Fish and the boils went and never came back. Good Luck

Shark Oil
Posted by Robert Crawford (Honolulu, Hi) on 03/11/2012
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Take a hot shower. Scrape the whitehead off, squeeze it (hurts I know), put a bandaid on it for a few minutes (or other absorbant material) and apply Shark oil. It dries the skin but also the soar(s). You will see a difference in 2-4 hours. Apply cider vinegar a few times a day. Shark oil before bed. Dont stop outbreaks but sure gets rid of the boils.

Coconut Oil, Turmeric Paste
Posted by Buddhachica (Atlanta, Ga) on 03/09/2012

I am wondering if there is a difference between using fresh tumeric as opposed to the powder?

Laundry Soap and Sugar
Posted by Kay (Destin, Fl) on 03/06/2012

FelzNaptha soap is always available at Walmart in the LARGE BAR, quite cheap; in the laundry aisle.

Posted by Rebecca (Elk, Wa Usa) on 02/28/2012
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My family became plagued with boils for many years while working in Romanian Hospitals. I really believe I have come up with a viable cure for boils. The concept of iodine or any other topical treatment is it kills the infection to some degree. If you place triple antibiotic ointment in your nose, where staph grows, and in your ears, you will cut the spreading of it. Scrub you skin with an rough washcloth and antibiotic body wash. Bleach your tub every time you use it so others and yourself will not be reinfected. Staph grows in your nose, ears and other warm wet places, but, mostly on your skin. It appears to be external, and that is where you have to fight it. It is highly contagious.

Triple anti biotic, like Neosporin, seems to be the cure, when placed in the nose in pea sized amounts. We beat it after a long battle very quickly after starting this treatment and this method has kept us free and helped others. It is proven to really be a answer to the boil problem.

Posted by Kay (Destin, Fl) on 02/18/2012

In general, for long-term efficacy oral ProBiotics should (ideally) be taken in "Pearl Form" which is specifically designed for sustained release throughout the guts entire cycle, (i. E. Effective into the small intestine; and not affected by digestive processesses, stomach acids, etc). They are more expensive, but a much better bang for your buck if you are treating serious or long-term issues.

Drawing Salve
Posted by Watergirl (Destin, Fl) on 02/18/2012

"PRID" is a great, cheap homeopathic "drawing salve" I found in the USA at Walmart, Drug and Health Stores for @$3.50 (it contains Itchthammmol, Arnica, Calendula, Echinacea, Sulfur, etc); works great to draw out boils in 2-5 days or so.

It comes in a small, round, flat, dark orange tin (the size of a half dollar coin) with tiny instructions on the back (clean area well, smear ointment on boil/bandage; change bandage and reapply 2-3 times a day until boil is drained; continue for a few days afterwards to suck up any remnant germs). The ointment is dark brown and stains dark yellow, so use a bandaid somewhat larger than the application.

BEWARE: Boils should never be squeezed; doing so breaks the protective encasement which causes the infection to spread locally, and worse, into the bloodstream (and across the brain barrier if on/near the head/face)! The body encases boils in 'sacs' because they are so poisionous, so take great care not to damage the sac!

If you cannot wait to treat/drain a boil, it's best to insert a sterile needle down into the center of the boil, remove the needle, then gently PULL the surrounding skin OUTWARDS, while gently pressing DOWN on the surrounding area (the exact opposite of squeezing! ). The downward/outward pressure will push the infection up and out through the drainage hole! If it does not drain (too hard or pus is thick), clean the area and use a drawing salve. Lancing should only be done by doctors/nurses!

Posted by Melissa (East Liverpool, Oh) on 02/13/2012
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I have to say that for me Bacon really worked! I had a boil in a very sensitive area from shaving, it hurt to even walk. I was debating on going to the emergency room but I knew that it would be painful to have it lanced. I found this site yesterday afternoon and saw the post about bacon, I was willing to try anything at this point! I placed the raw back over the boil and left it there all night. I woke up this morning and it was still sore so I took a bath in epsom salt. A couple hours later I went to the restroom and low and behold the pus pocket came out on its own! If I ever get another I know I will use bacon!

Stop Antibiotics, Stop Shaving
Posted by Light Bulb (Ny) on 02/08/2012

Hello, I am a long time sufferer of boils, ingrown hair, and eczema. I have tried evrything u can think of to cure my ailments. Over the counter, scripts. U name it I have tried. I used to get boils mainly in the pubic area, and under my arms, and on my inner upper thighs, buttocks. Ugh. It was driving me crazy. First off what I did to try and cure it was stop taking the antibiotics. Now do not negate the fact that if you have a bad infection you need antibiotics to ward off the infections. What does the damage is the continuous intake of the drug because you build an immunity to it. Therefore it gets harder for you to the fight the infection off. It is crucial that you only use anti bacterial ointments or soaps on the place of infection. You lessen the depletion of the natural flora (good bacteria) that your body is supposed to have. Next stop shaving. It is better to cut down hair in the most sensitive areas of your body because they get the least exposure therefore are more prone to developing infections.

Posted by Da Mith (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 02/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Out of desperation tried a piece of bacon fat on my boil. Had trouble getting bandaid to hold because of location of boil. Did manage to have bacon in place for a couple of hours. Awoke next morning and boil had started to discharge small and scab began to form. Pain almost completely gone. Next day boil incredibily itchy. Put some betadine ointment on and this eased itching. Day 4 and boil is healing well. Still a little redness and swelling but definately... this boil has been defeated.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Jesuslover (Minneapolis, Minnesota Usa) on 01/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the individual testimonials and great information on this site! I contracted a staph infection shortly after surgery and also a bad cut on my finger, not sure exactly which was the cause. The infection resulted in a boil which my doctor prescribed antibiotics to treat. I was on the antibiotics for almost the full course of treatment, and while there was some improvement, it did not quickly cure or alleviate the uncomfortable condition. I started taking two capsules of oil of oregano a day, which I just happened to have in the cupboard since a friend gave them to me. The same day I began taking these my condition began to improve much more rapidly! I know it was because of the oil of oregano and I thank God for this "miracle herb". I have never really been one who put much stock in herbal remedies but I will definitely do more research in the future before only depending on presciption medications for every affliction. Thanks again for sharing this valuable information! God bless :)

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Jennifer (Sacramento, Ca) on 01/25/2012

I have mrsa and have now tried to different antibotics from my doctor with no results. I will be trying the turmeric. Hope it works!

Nic's Turmeric Recipe
Posted by Milena (Orlando, Fl) on 01/21/2012

I did the turmeric recipe too, I could not drink it, it tastes really bad, I am sorry, maybe I put too much oil or spice.

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Dmalali (Ac, Nj) on 01/11/2012
1 out of 5 stars


Be careful with substance that are high in iron. MRSA lives off of the iron levels in ones blood. It attaches onto the red blood cells and feeds off their iron. Also, be careful with oil based topical treatments such as neosporin vaseline etc.. oil traps the infection inside the skin and creates a breeding ground for the infection to grow.

Boil Tips: Prick the Boil
Posted by Charity (Stockton, California) on 01/11/2012

I have a book on natural remedies that recommends applying warm fig pulp to a boil. It also promotes healing so it may be better to prevent scarring.

Bread and Milk
Posted by Natrum (Flemington, New Jersey /usa) on 01/06/2012

My mother told me about the bread and milk poultice many years ago. (she is 84 now) I had great success removing inflammation of an infected cut on my hand, after wearing the poultice overnight.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Wmj (Vancouver Island, Canada) on 01/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using baking soda and probiotics made into a paste, sometimes adding natural raw sea salt. I had been using water, but now I'm trying it with Apple Cider Vinegar. This is on a case of MRSA I've been struggling with for months and heavy antibiotic only made it worse. The natural remedy seems to be working, unfortunately I got two new boils recently in another area. I find that washing with antibacterial wash only spreads it. Hopefully this will clear up soon, I'll keep the site posted.

Alfalfa Tablets
Posted by Obeybunny (Santa Ana, Ca, Usa) on 01/02/2012

What was the dosage of alfalfa tablets you used? 2 a day? 5 a day? 1 once every other day? Taken on an empty stomach? Taken while eating a vegetable- only diet? Do you continually use alfalfa tablets to this day or did alfalfa cure your boils permanently with one use? Sorry, I don't mean to pry, but a friend just got a bunch of alfalfa sprouts for Christmas and wanted to know what she could do with them. That's why I want to know what the effective dose is.

Thank you

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Phyllis (Norwood, Nc) on 12/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

A paste made of charcoal powder and water will draw the fever out of a boil very quickly. Cover the boil with the paste and then with a damp, flat cotton pad covered in plastic to keep from drying out and wetting clothing. Can tape in place.

Boil Treatment Warnings
Posted by Elle (Cc, Florida) on 12/20/2011

Recurrance of boils may be an indication of MRSA colonization on the skin and in the nostrils. It is urgent to treat so that it does not spread internally and systemically. The decolonization procedure often recommended includes both of the following measures:

Apply 2% mupirocin ointment generously throughout the inside of both nostrils with a cotton swab twice daily for 10 days and
Bathe with liquid chlorhexidene soap, washing all skin surfaces daily for five days. Daily bathing or showering using an antibacterial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate is recommended during mupirocin treatment to improve chances of eradication. Alternative treatment with tea tree oil body lotion and shampoo have been shown effective in achieving decolonization, and have the benefit of being less harsh on the skin.

If you do not have medical insurace, go to your county public health service center and tell the doctor or nurse what you want. 2% mupirocin ointment for nasal application. The soaps should be available over the counter without a prescription. Or you can use hydrogen peroxide rinsing all over your body while you are in the shower and your skin is already wet. Do small areas at a time so that the mild burning doesn't overwhelm you. Leave it on a few minutes then rinse, go to next area. Remember ears, feet too, wash your scalp with the tea tree oil skin wash. The MRSA infection is on the skin so don't scratch little scabs that make an open entrance into the body. These are not spider bites like a lot of people think, it is part of the MRSA infection. Put hydrogen peroxide on the little scabs. There may be itching also as a sympton. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean surface areas also, sinks, counters, door knobs. Take copper dietary supplements.

Posted by Socher (Mesa, Arizona, Usa) on 12/19/2011

The 'sinus' mentioned here is not referring to the nasal cavity sinus but rather to a part of the structure of a pilonidal cysts (also known as a) sinus.

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