[toc]A boil is caused as a result of bacterial infection which occurs deep in oil glands or hair follicles causing skin problems. It arises as a tiny nodule, red in color and painful, which keeps growing in size slowly until the covering skin becomes soft and white due to pus accumulation. Then the skin ruptures and makes way to the pus to come out.
Boils occur due to a germ called staphylococcus which enters the body through cuts or wounds. This bacterium is aided in causing skin infection by low immunity, bad hygiene, poor nutrition and exposure to skin harmful chemicals. Boils are quite painful but suppressible by following natural cures:
5 Best Natural Cures For Boils On Face
It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is known for draining down toxins from the blood stream which makes it effective in treating boils. A drink can be made with one teaspoon of turmeric in a tumbler full of warm milk or water. Drink it at least thrice a day for around a week.
It will not only take off the pre-existing boils but also will fend off the reoccurrence of them. If you are unable to drink this due to the strong taste, you may make a paste of turmeric and ginger taking them in equal amounts, and apply this paste on the boils.
Take a cup of hot milk and add 3 tablespoons of salt in it, and stir well. To thicken the solution, add some amount of flour in it according to the amount of milk. Now, apply this paste on your boils, keep it for some time and then rinse it off with cold water.
Repeat this four-five times a day. Not only milk but its cream also is helpful in curing boils. Put a few drops of vinegar in a tablespoon of milk cream. Apply its paste to the boils and rinse it after some time.
It has natural absorptive properties which are highly effective in curing boils. Make a thick paste of cornmeal with the help of warm water and apply it over the boils.
It absorbs toxins and softens the skin very fast allowing pus to come out with no pain. Repeat this thrice a day and don’t forget to wash the affected area with warm water before applying the paste.
Garlic is a natural curative for various diseases and conditions, and problem of boils is one of them. Garlic clove should be heated and laid on the boil for 10-12 minutes.
You may also crush some fresh garlic cloves into a paste using water and apply that paste on boils. If even this is not suitable for you to do, eat 2-3 fresh cloves in a day to bring forth best results. You will notice that the boils heal very quickly.
Tea Tree Oil
Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it a good curative for boils. Gently swab the boils with a cotton ball well soaked in tea tree oil. Doing this at least four to five times a day reduces the pain and discomfort, and accelerates the healing process. Consumption of tea tree oil is forbidden considering the possibility of it causing harmful effects inside the body.