Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
What is a boil?
A boil is a skin infection that is filled with pus, the bacteria that causes boil are called Staphylococcus aureus.
There are two major types of boils which are Furuncles and carbuncle
occur in hair follicles and can have more than one opening onto the skin. This normally causes chills and fever
carbuncle, which is generally larger than furuncles and can also become chronic. Carbuncles can also form hardened lumps under the skin.
What not to do.
1.Never you break open the boil with an sharp object such as pin, razor etc this may increase the rate of spreading, as the bacteria that causes boil is very contagious and it may irritate the other part of the skin.
2. Never you pop a boil this will do you no good but worsen the whole issue, popping up a boil will spread the bacteria all over and may also worsen the condition of the boil by increasing the boil size or maybe worse irritating the boil causing an increment of the boil size and this may cause more discomfort and can be very painful.
Now let’s move over to how to get rid of this annoying boil.
We the Zigihow admin are going to tutor you on how to carefully nurse a boil without worsening the issue, boils are fragile as the skin around the boil is too tender and soft.
Here we go:
Use a warm Compress:
What we mean by this is simply boil a water on your gas or stove allow the water to cool to warm temperature, but its advisable to keep the water on a moderate level not too warm not Too hot, using a hot water may burn your skin and you know what that means
Now after you’re done with the boiling of the water use a clean towel (Note: The towel must be clean to avoid irritating the boil with more bacteria).
Now soak the towel in the warm water and dab it on the boil, this works like magic.
The need for this is to alert the antibacterial bodies and the white blood cells come to that very area and do their jobs,
Warm water compress will also cause more blood circulation around the infected area, and it will also give you some relief, keep doing this twice a day and in less that 3-4 days the boils will soften and Begins to “weep” (weep means the boil will open on its own and begins to remove those bacteria filled pus)at this point you need to help your self by adding pressure to the boil so as the pus will move out (Note: before doing this make such your hands a washed and clean).
Or you can simply soak the boil on a warm water if only the boil affected you where it is convenient for you to.
Simply fill a tub with a warm water and soak the affected area in the tub for 10 minutes,keep doing this twice a day for 1week you will see a serious improvement
Use Tree Tea oil,
tree tea oils are extracted from the leaves of Tree tea which is popularly grown in Australia, tree tea oil has so many antibacterial components and this will be very useful to treat boils all you need to do is.
Get your tree tea oil and get a cotton wool, wash the affected area Probably with an antibacterial soap, now Apply the tree tea oil on the boil on a circular motion, keep this for atleast two to three times a day, your boil will be healed.
Other Essential oil to try is “Neem oil” this oil is gotten from Indian lilac and has been used as an antiseptic for over 4000 years. It is effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Simple soak a cotten in a neem oil and apply it on the affected area say goodbye to boil.
Try Turmeric powder mix,
Turmeric is the main ingredient in curries. It has both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Get 1/2(half) table spoon of turmeric add one table spoon of Honey mix it together apply this mixture on the boil then cover with a gauze bandage (a gauze bandage has a little opening around it to enable air penetrate on the affected area (Note: don’t use any other bandage other than gauze bandage)and always change your bandage every 11-12hours make fresh mixture of turmeric and honey and apply, say goodbye to boil.
Always cover your the boil with a gauze bandage to prevent it being irritated especially boils that occurs on a more irritated area such as your thighs, foot, elbow, ankle and wrist.
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