I've tried several of the suggestions listed here: toothpaste didn't work, campho phenique didn't work, potato slices didn't work. The only thing that worked, once, was applying aloe vera pulp, covering it overnight. That time, it opened in about 16 hours. Currently, I have one on my leg, going on almost a week. I've tried all of the things I already listed. I think it hasn't been ready to open, thus, it hasn't. So, I just did the aloe vera thing again, except this time, I sprinkled turmeric all over the aloe, then covered it with a non-absorbing gauze so the aloe will be absorbed by my skin and not the bandages. If anyone has any suggestions or advice as to what I may be doing wrong, I'd love to hear it. I'll try just about anything to avoid going to the ER. Thanks and if any progress, I'll post an update!
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!
I had a Boil on my right shoulder and talk about hurting, i could not even move my arm.I tried every home remedy from tea tree oil to castor oil everything i could find on the internet then one morning after a restless night from this thing i found a tube of Capzasin HP arthritis pain relief cream i knew it was hot so i said what the hell and put it on that boil which was huge and that did it! That little parasite wanted out of my body now! So to who ever has a boil that wont go away i recommend putting some of that cream on it.
I FOUND THE BEST THING THAT WORKS IS TAKE A HOT BATH ,HEAT WILL BRING IT TO A BREAKING POINT..THEN WARM UP SOME CARNATION MILK 30 SECONDS IN MICROWAVE PUT A PIECE OF BREAD IN IT TO ABSORB ,PUT IT ON THE SORE SPOT..WRAP IT WITH A BADDAGE.IT WILL DRAW OUT THE INFECTION.RELIVEF !!!
For the past half year, I've had a history with abscesses and emergency rooms. I've had enough. Recently, I grew a cyst on my lady parts and I really did not want to end up in the ER again, so I began hot sitz baths as soon as I found the little bump. It helped to prevent it from growing large in size. I also dabbed a bit of antibiotic ointment after every bath.
When the pain began to worsen and the cyst/ abscess began to point, I started soaking the area with hot green tea bags and covered it with a warmed turmeric and aloe Vera paste in a gauze. After a few hours, it began to bleed and I squeezed a bit out.
I applied some hydrogen peroxide and another round of the turmeric paste. After a few hours, the boil softened and I did a hot sitz bath with Epsom salt. I applied more turmeric after the bath and will sleep on it. Hopefully this works for some people!
I was super sick , I saw like 40 doctors, 5 orals surgeon dentists, I had lump in my mouth they all kept saying it just a muscle I went to nautropathic doctor who put me on Mercurus Heel i took five to seven a day
which draws abscesses to the surface
within 15 days my right side my jaw had a big lump ....then she had me soak, is Epsom salt which draw poison out and the heat works together the salt I also used a pot of hot water on the stove and dumped salt into it and just steamed by entire face. WOW IT WAS AMAZING IT WORKED The doctor said, saunas, hot baths and steam especially with salt water is the answer or even clay .
I often get horrible skin boils on my chin, especially when I eat too much fast food. I used to to do everything I possibly could to get rid of them, which often meant damaging my skin, but through a long process of trial and error, I've learned how to get rid of them without causing a huge mess on my face. As soon as I notice one has shown its ugly lil face on my chin again, I immediately take 2 Tumeric capsules. Tumeric helps to detox the blood and in my own experience, heal my boils faster. I take it 3xs a day. Next I soak a cotton ball in warm salt water (Epsom Salt) and apply it to the area for at least 15min, if not longer, several times a day. (1/4C to 1C water). I re-soak the cotton ball as needed. This acts like a warm compress and also softens up the skin in order for me to be able to treat it more thoroughly. Next, I apply 1 drop of Tea Tree essential oil directly onto the boil followed by Aloe Vera Gel and a small amount of antibiotic ointment. I repeat this process 3xs a day. I also eat healthy, consuming large amounts of onion and garlic as well as drink as much water as possible. At night, I repeat the steps above and then cover the boil with a baking soda/water paste to help with any possible scarring. Right before bed, I cover it with a good clay mask and a small dab of calamine lotion to help dry it out while I sleep. My boils usually heal within a few days to 1 week. Of course if my boil is really bad and it refuses to heal with the remedies above, then I will make an appt. with my dermatologist to get a steroid shot and antibiotics. Sometimes this is necessary if the infection on my chin is too deep.
Activated Charcoal 8000mg with water and also apply some powder with guaze directly on the area.
Remedy #1: DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!
#2 EAT CLEAN
#3 EXERCISE TRY YOGA,WALKING,TENNIS ETC.
#4 CLEAN HYGIENE
#5 MAKE SURE YOU ARE HYDRATED DAILY!!!
#6 DRINK AT LEAST 16OZ OF LEMON WATER,LEMONS MAKE TOXINS SOLUBLE AND THEREFORE EASIER TO ELIMINATE OUT OF THE BODY!
#7 DRINK BAKING SODA AND WATER DAILY TO ALKALINE YOUR BLOODSTREAM AND BODY! 1/2 TEASPOON A DAY WITH 6 OZ OF WATER 1HR BEFORE BREAKFAST!
#8 TURMERIC SUPPLEMENTS OR THE POWDER FROM ARE EXCELLENT BLOOD CLEANSER AND GOOD FOR STOPPING INFLAMMATION AND BRINGING THE BOIL TO A HEAD OR DISSOLVING IT COMPLETELY!
THE BOILS ARE A SIGN OF A TOXIC INNER ENVIRONMENT...POOR DIGESTION,EXCESS WEIGHT,UNHEALTHY DIET,NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER!!! DRINK HOMEMADE SMOOTHIES WITH VEGGIES AND FRUITS, GREEN VEGGIES MOSTLY, THE BODY IS IN AN ACIDIC STATE WHEN SKIN PROBLEMS OCCUR SEEK WAYS TO ALKALINE YOUR BODY! RESEARCH THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A ACIDIC AND DEHYDRATED BODY! MAKE SURE TO DRINK PURIFIED OF SPRING WATER DAILY!!!GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS AND HEAL YOU
The first time I suffered perianal abscesses was in my early 40s and only a month after having surgery to remove my hemorrhoids! I went to the emergency room to diagnose and treat these extremely painful anal boils, something much more painful than the hemoroids! To treat them, I went to the emergency room and the surgeon lanced them without anesthesia and wow did that HURT!
After a pretty painful month dealing with both issues, I haven't had anal 'issues' till just a few weeks ago.
Suddenly I started feeling the 'boils' develop just under my sphincter. Even after 20+ years, I knew exactly what would follow ... something I did not want to deal with again by going to the emergency room for surgical lancing of the abscesses.
Ergo, I searched the Web for a homeopathic solution, including this website. So I thought it only appropriate to share the resulting methods used to deal with very painful experience.
To say the least it was VERY effective, providing drainage and relief after only one treatment before going to bed. I didn't even require a sitz bath before :-) So without further ado, here's the treatment method that's getting me GREAT results.
1st, and most important, make your poultice.
* 2 tsp turmeric
* 2 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp coconut oil
* 1/4 tsp or 15 drops of tea tree oil
1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a small bowl, preferably glass, to a smooth paste consistency.
Next, start treating the abscesses.
1. Take warm shallow bath or sitz bath with epsom salt for 20-30 minutes. Re-filling with warm water as necessary.
2. When done with bath, pat and dry the area with a towel or cotton cloth. Never allow infected area to stay wet.
3. With a q-tip or other type of swab, apply poultice directly on abscess, spreading it over the entire area.
4. Cover or stuff gauze into area so it won't easy fall out.
5. Use powder or cotton in your inner wear to keep area dry.
Ideally, do this three times a day with the last before going to bed. If in the morning, the abscess hasn't begun to drain, repeat daily till it does.
Note: In my case I started before going to bed, not even taking a bath and the next morning the abscesses had already begun to drain :-) However, I did have to change my bed sheets ;-)
To help promote proper healing I'm finding what you do after the abscess begins to drain is very important.
After care treatment:
* After drainage begins, as necessary, gently wipe affected area with soft cotton cloth soaked in hot water and rubbed with hypoallergenic soap. The last thing you want now is a cleansing liquid or bar soap that causes irritation to your skin!
* Hot compresses can also help the healing process by enhancing blood circulation and diluting the infective toxins.
* As with the treatment, never allow infected area to stay wet.
* Daily nutrients and drinking lots of water and fluids can also help dilute the toxins that still remain while mitigating recurrences down the road. A daily multi-vitamin is a good place to start.
Here's a great PDF on after care, regardless of whether you decide on surgery or home remedy: www.carolina-surgical.com/mydocuments/postop_incision_and_drainage_abscess.pdf
Ongoing Preventative Management
* Take plenty of water and fruit juices to avoid constipation
* Follow hygienic measures in your ongoing cleansing and caring for the area.
* Get in the habit of passing stool twice a day to avoid strain to rectum and anus
* Don’t strain while defecating. It is better to have semisolid stool for easy defecation
* Sitz bath – After passing stool, take a warm sitz bath with salted water for 10 minutes. In a pinch you can use a hot rinsed soft cotton cloth rubbed with hypoallergenic soap to keep the area hygienically clean.
* • Avoid nylon underwear and use cotton ones
* If you do get another attack treat abscess immediately. Don't wait!!
I hoped the above helps those in need of relief and thanks to everyone here who've shared their challenges and solutions :-)