My husband is currently suffering from an extremely large staph related abscess on his head. We cannot afford to go to the doctor, so I have been searching this website for a remedy all night and now all morning. I have greatly appreciated all of the suggestions that the submitted posters have been giving, and will be attempting them all. Starting with the hot epsom salt bath, and various poultice's throughout the day, and detoxing teas as well as mutli-vitamins. I am in dire need to fix this problem for it is a very frightening experience, and he is not allowed to hold our 8 month old daughter until his infection is gone. It is causing him physical and emotional pain and it needs to end, soon! I hope to have the same luck as you all.
Last night, however, I tried one remedy that I found on another website. I sliced two thick, fresh onion slices and placed them over his CLEAN affected area (make sure that before you do anything to your body with binding over night that you clean it thoroughly) and bandaged him overnight (well, three hours, considering our child woke up early this morning...). He says today that the pain has increased and that the pressure has also increased. The onions acid is supposed to help pull and ripen the boil. So, I am assuming it did it's job.
I hope I have a success and should I, I will post the methods that I used for him!