There are several methods on how to get rid of boils. However, you need to remember that the pus that drains out of the boil is contagious and should not touch the encompassing skin else fresh boils will erupt. Hence, scoop it up before it flows to the other neighboring area of the skin. The bark of the neem tree is a perfect solution to get rid of boils. All you need to do is make a paste of the bark and apply it on the boil.
Which of these is the most common cause for boils?
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Boils often happen when clothing or other objects rub our skin in a way that enables bacteria to penetrate the opening of hair follicles. This infection is usually caused by the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus which typically enters the body through a hair follicle. The skin infections are quite common, particularly in the face, armpits, neck, buttocks and thighs. There can be a single sore area or a cluster of boils together. If boils often return or last more than a week you should seek professional advice
Tea tree oil is a common natural treatment for curing boils.
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It is a natural antiseptic and good for boils. Apply a drop of this essential oil neat, (undiluted). When first arising from bed and again before going to sleep, place on the boil to heal. If the problem persists consult a dermatologist. Don`t squeeze as this could cause permanent marks or propel the bacteria to spread. Be calm and let this remedy to work.
Applying lemon to the boil is harmful.
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Squeeze some fresh lemon juice and use undiluted straight as a cure for boils three times daily. This remedy not only will help bring the boil to a head, but nutritional components will protect the skin and aid healing. As a preventative measure you can mix half and half water and lemon juice as a daily rinse for face and underarms.
A boil takes the time to heal so if it is there for an extended period continue with the home remedies and it will gradually recover.
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A boil will usually heal on its own but can become quite painful before it burst and drains. A boil should not be darted at home or compressed to avoid spreading of bacteria. A physician should be contacted if a boil remains on the skin for longer or is located in an individually sensitive area. A doctor may lance the boil or use antibiotics.