How to Cure Your Boils Naturally

Boils are not a pleasant topic, but it is something that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. This article will show how you can cure your boils naturally by using inexpensive natural remedies.

What is a boil? Another name used to describe a boil is a skin abscess, but basically it’s just an infection deep in the skin. I like to describe a boil as being a really big zit because that’s what it looks like. Below are several different types of boils:

Cystic acne — An abscess that forms when the oil ducts become infected or clogged. This type of boil is found mostly on the face and primarily effects teenagers.

Furuncle or carbuncle — An abscess of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus. This type of boil may cause a fever or chills.

Pilonidal cyst — This abscess is usually found in the crease of the buttocks. People who sit a lot or travel over long distances, like a truck driver, are more prone to getting this kind of boil.

Hidradenitis suppurativa — This is when you have multiple boils that form in the arm pits and groin area and are associated with the sweat glands.

Why Do We Get Boils?

The most common cause is believed to be clogged sweat glands or hair follicles that become infected. It is also possible for a scratch or any other break in the skin to become infected and turn into a boil. Believe it or not, an ingrown hair can cause a boil. People with compromised or suppressed immune systems are more likely to get boils. That includes people with diabetes. Medications can also suppress the immune system — especially cortisone, prednisone, prednisolone and medications used by cancer patients.

How to Cure Boils Naturally?

If you have been searching the Internet for information on how to cure boils, you probably found that most Websites recommend that you go to your doctor and be put on antibiotics. I think that’s a bit radical when most boils can be effectively cured at home. If, however, after you have tried to cure the boil yourself, but it doesn’t work, then go to your doctor immediately. Below are three natural cures you can try:

Turmeric — Turmeric taken internally can help dissolve and heal boils in as little as three days. It has anti-inflammatory and blood purifying effects on the body. Just take one teaspoon of turmeric powder in warm water three times a day or buy turmeric in capsule form and take at least 450 mg each day. You can also make a paste out of the turmeric powder and place it directly on the boil and cover it with gauze. Be careful as turmeric can stain your skin and your clothes. The stain on your skin will go away in about two weeks.

Tea Tree Oil — Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that is able to help in the healing of all kinds of skin problems. All you have to do is apply one drop of tea tree oil directly on the boil each morning after bathing until it’s gone.

Castor Oil — Put some Castor oil on a cotton ball and place it on the boil. You will need to secure it with gauze or a band-aid. Castor oil will draw the poison right out of the boil and can heal it in as little as two days.

There are other remedies that I did not mention as I felt the three above were the best. Some other remedies are iodine, a paste made out of baking soda or you can take an epson salts bath.

13 comments

  1. Kenneth Reply
    August 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this article I have just began the process of eliminating my boil but I am confident it will work. I can feel the Castor, and Tea tree oil working already. Thanks a lot!!!

  2. Lovelle Reply
    January 4, 2009 at 7:14 am

    How can I make a turmeric paste?

    Thank you…

  3. vailanka Reply
    January 29, 2013 at 4:38 am

    very nice

  4. Anonymous Reply
    January 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I came back on this site just to let everyone know how well the Turmeric treatment worked. I bought some fairly inexpensive Turmeric capsules (Less than $15.00) and they worked like a charm. Didn't have to treat the boil any other way. No hot compresses or anything. My boil shrunk down in about three days and scabbed over. Just waiting for the scab to come off now. The boil erupted one week ago today and I started with the Turmeric five days ago. Couldn't be happier. Thanks!

  5. Irish Queen Reply
    February 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The tumeric is working!!

  6. Tiffiny Reply
    April 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa is an autoimmune disease which causes your own immune system to attack your body, forming LESIONS (not boils) inside which the tissue is completely destroyed. No matter how many cultures are done on these lesions, the ONLY time you will ever find any type of bacteria is when the patient has contracted a secondary infection. The lesions are never caused by bacteria, and they are in NO WAY related to boils. It is poorly- researched articles like this one that lead many doctors to treat HS with unnecessary antibiotics, leaving the patients vulnerable when/if they do contract an actual infection because they've built up an immunity to antibiotics. This debilitating disease has no business being lumped together with any bacterial or dermatological conditions, as it is neither!

    • Mindy Annison Reply
      June 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      What is the solution to this problem of us? I am trying to figure it out cause no one will help me Dr wise. They seem not knowledgeable!

  7. Tina Reply
    May 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I found the information very helpful and will try the tea tree oil.

  8. Naynay Reply
    July 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Very helpful, thanks!

  9. Carmen Reply
    September 26, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for this article. I was in agonizing pain (anal area). I got some turmeric capsules and began taking them last night. I also broke one open and made a paste with coconut oil. As I did not have tea tree oil. I put the paste on the boil, which was excruciatingly painful. I woke up at 3 a.m. still in pain and barely able to move because of it. Since I was awake, I cleaned the area and added more of the paste and took another turmeric capsule. When I woke up again and went to use the restroom there was a bit of blood on the tissue. I waited until 8:00 to take another capsule and noticed it had finally come to a head. I decided to take an Epsom salt bath. As soon as I got in the tub, a bunch of bloody pus came out, and the relief was almost instantaneous. I was praising God for leading me to this article and delivering me from the pain.

  10. Cindy Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I made Turmeric paste out of ground Turmeric and castor oil. Apply and cover. Change every 6 hours for several days!!!! Gone!

  11. Anonymous Reply
    June 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    You helped me a lot! Thanks

  12. Tony Reply
    July 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This is great.

    Thank you for what you're doing here, Kathy.

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