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How to Get Rid of Boils Naturally


How to Get Rid of Boils Naturally

In this article, we will discuss how to get rid of boils naturally. A boil is a kind of infection on the skin. It develops either in the oil glands or a hair follicle. It is small in size but keeps on growing until it ruptures. Initially, its color is red but with the increasing size, it rises to a lump which turns white in color. With its increasing size, pus also accumulates below the skin.

There are many parts of the body where you can face the problem of boils, usually, they develop anywhere on the body. Boils on the face, boils on buttocks, on leg, thighs, inner thighs or shoulders. A boil can be painful and irritating and sometimes with a boil, many other several boils occur, which is called a carbuncle.

Carbuncle is serious comparatively to a boil because it can be a sign of a serious infection. Generally boils develop to those who have weak immunity, poor hygiene, have diabetes and also if they are exposed to harsh chemicals.

Usually, boils are easily treated or cured at home but if there is a carbuncle, then you must visit the doctor for medical help. There are some good home remedies for boils that helps in soften the boil so that the bacteria drain out.

Home Remedies for Boils

Here are some home remedies for boils that helps in treating boils and abscesses. If after the treatment for few days there is no relief than the visit to a doctor and also if you experience fever or increase in pain and swelling.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating boils. It is found in almost all the kitchens and also it is considered as a natural blood purifier so it treats many skin diseases as well.

You can either consume it orally with warm milk or water or apply it on the affected area to cure the boil.

Take one teaspoon of turmeric and boil it with a glass of water or mil. Drink this syrup once cool for twice or thrice a day. Another way is to make a turmeric and warm oil paste and apply it on the affected area twice or thrice a day.

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2. Warm Compress

To soften the crusty layer of the boil, a warm compress is the best and easiest way. It relieves the pain and swelling and also this is the safest method without any side effects. It increases the blood circulation as well.

Take some warm water in a bowl and dip a clean washcloth into it. Now, wring out the excess water from the cloth and put this cloth on the boils for some time. Repeat the same process twice or thrice a day until the boil gets soften or ruptures.

3. Onion to Get Rid of Boils

Onion is another best treatment for many diseases and for boils as well. It treats hair problem, skin issues, and heart diseases and treats many types of cancer also. It contains many minerals and also it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating a boil.

Simply take a slice of onion and wrap it on the boil with the help of a clean cloth and leave it there for few hours. Repeat the same process twice or thrice a day until it ruptures.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is like one remedy of several health issues. It cures many health diseases and also cures skin diseases. It is acidic in nature so it inhibits the bacteria growth. The anti-inflammatory properties relieve the swelling and pain and also restore the natural pH balance of the body.

Take 2 teaspoons of ACV and mix it in a glass of water and drink it twice a day. Repeat the same until the boil ruptures.

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5. Castor Oil to Get Rid of Boils

Since several years, Castor oil is used to treat skin diseases, infections, carbuncles or boils on the skin. Take a cotton ball and dap it into the castor oil. Now place this cotton ball on the affected area and leave it there for some time.

Keep applying the oil daily until the boil ruptures and even it disappears.


In this article, we have discussed how to get rid of boils naturally. To reduce the reoccurrence of boils on the body it is better to strengthen your immunity, maintain hygiene, and apply these natural remedies to get rid of a boil. Also, avoid spicy and oily food and always wash your hands before and applying for any medicines on the boil.

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