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Natural ways to take care of skin boils

Boils are abnormal protrusions in the skin that occur due to some infection or many other reasons. Skin boils usually transpire due to abrasion, needle pricking, bite of an insect, or due to rash plucking of hair follicle from the skin. The resulting wound leads to the buildup of infection that emits pus as a defensive mechanism of the body to fight it. Infection from a boil can get painful and the recovery often leads to the buildup of an ugly scar on the skin. Here we have listed some natural remedies that will help the early healing of skin boils.


Turmeric, ayurvedic tradtional medicine. Dry ground turmeric and fresh root isolated on white background.

This magic herb is one of the chief healing agents for the body. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial and even antiviral properties that make it perfect curative medicine for boils. Just take a bit of turmeric with a glass of milk and see the results. In addition, you can apply turmeric paste on the sore for prompt healing.

Epsom salt

 Epsom salt and beauty treatments (3)

Epsom salt is not an edible salt but is a naturally occurring compound of magnesium and sulfate. The treatment with Epsom salt involves washing the boil and the surrounding area to disinfecting it thoroughly. Dip a cushioned towel in warm water containing the salt and then press the boil gently with the towel. Repeat the process two to five times in a day, which will help the boil settle down gradually.

Tea tree oil


Jar of honey with dipper and manuka or New Zealand tea tree flower (Leptospermum)

The Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of tree in Australia, is a potent disinfectant to treat skin boils. Just pour in a few drop of oil on the boil and rub it evenly to remove the skin infection.

Milk and bread slices

Serving fresh milk in a glass vase on a wooden table

Take a cupful of milk and boil it to reduce the amount of water present in it. Now add a tablespoon of salt in it. Take a slice of bread and mesh it in the milk. Let the mixture cool down to apply it on the boil twice or thrice a day to see results. This remedy gives relief from pain and heals the boil quickly and effectively.

Egg white


fried egg isolated

The white portion of the egg also acts as a good curative remedy for boils. Just separate the white from the egg yolk and stir it to apply on the infected body part. You must apply the egg white on boils several times a day for quick and effective healing.

Milk Cream

Greek yogurt in a glass jars

Take a measured amount of milk cream and add a pinch of turmeric and about half a teaspoon of vinegar in it. Apply the past on the boil. This will aid in the early ripening of the boil and thus, cure the wound quickly.

Healthy diet

Healthy breakfast

If you suffer from boils more often, then you should try to overhaul your dietary regime. Excessive boils on different parts of the body is an indicator of poor immune system. A diet rich in turmeric, garlic nutmeg, cumin seeds, asafetida and basal leaves can do wonders to you.

You need not to take all these things in large quantities; you can add a bit of these ingredients in your regular diet. Further, you must increase the intake of Vitamin A, C and E rich foods, as they have immune boosting, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can easily mitigate the occurrence of boils with healthy eating habits.

You need not go out for expensive medicines or doctor consultations for the treatment of the boils. The treatment is available readily at home. A proper diet combined with natural ingredients available in the kitchen can help you fight skin boils without any medication.

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