My Home Remedies

Abscesses and Boils Home Remedies

76 Home Remedies for Abscesses and Boils

Submitted by Anon

I have a moderate sized zit on my face that I have been trying to bring to a head for days. I read a remedy about taking a water bottle filled half way with very hot water and letting that soften the zit/boil. Well I ended up giving myself a 2nd degree burn on my face and still have the horrible zit. I feel very foolish for doing this. I think it would have been a good idea without the very hot water. I'm going to try to see a Dr. tomorrow.

Submitted by JJ

Been reading about boils and abcesses and noticed folks mention 'black salve' several times - did a web search and found a site with an 'Amish recipe' for making black salve the site is called -

Submitted by longtimesufferer

I have suffered from boils and abcesses on multiple occasions. It is one of the most uncomfortable and painful experiences a person can go threw. I have tried so many of these remedies and I wish I could say they worked for me aswell but the truth is.. many did not;( I do have a remedy that does work a 100% of the time and there is videos on you tube showing this method works. Please give it a try. Its free so no need to run out and buy anything!
Step 1:: Get a glass bottle
2:: Warm the bottle in hot water on the stove. Bring to a boil and remove.
Remember its warm so use a towel to hold. Empty all water out.
3:: Place bottle open over head or soft spot making sure you got a good seal.
4. Tap it lightly until the boil bursts inside the bottle. Ahh;) Instant Relief!

Promise it works!! If it is in a hard to reach area you will need help. And when you go to pull off it will be slightly suckened on so don't panic that's a good sign you did it right! && Best part no mess the bottle causes it to be drawn inside of it..

Submitted anonymously

Well..I have suffered from boils most of my life and some were gone ion a few days and some lasted WAY too long.. heres what happened 4 days ago.. I woke up with a small read, kinda painful, sore in the area between my vaj and my thigh, of course not being able to leave well enough alone i gave it a lil squeeze, it hurt like hell and by the end of the day it was so swollen and painful i could hardly walk! i was about in tears and figuring i was gonna have to go to the hospital for the embarrassment of getting it looked at but help off because lets face it, some dr's are horrible with boils and abscesses and having to show my lady parts to a stranger just didnt seem all that fun!! They think because im heavy that THATS the problem, when i had then when i was skinny..
heres what I did..
I got into a hot bath, washed the area very well with antibacterial soap, got out and apply a layer of triple antibiotic ointment, got a washcloth and get it damp and put it on my wound and covered it with a heating pad on low for 20 mins at a time every 2 hrs, took Advil and prayer for relief. by morning it had swelled to epic per-portions but nothing was coming out ..YET, fearing i was yet into the embarrassment of an ER visit, i continued with the damp washcloth and heating pad all day.. the pain was god awful.. I will be forever thankful for wearing some soft shorts to bed instead of a night gown as about 1 am i felt this stinging throbbing feeling coming from my wound! i jumped up and SPLAT..nasty bloody pus everywhere, the relief was so profound! i jumped into the shower and let it drain with a few squeezes to help it get going really good, after 30 mins the throbbing stopped and i thought it was about over, I went to bed, didnt think i needed the heating pad or hot washcloth anymore...YA..OK.. and woke up to more pain and swelling, i quickly figured out the boil had closed and all the built up pressure was causing the pain, I waddled off to get a clean wash cloth and the heating pad going again..10 mins later, BAM, it blew again, needless to say I kept up on the damp cloth and heating pad, day and night, WORST thing ever is to let it close back up..I got up this morning to a big whiteish gray and bloody core stuck to my sleep shorts.. I showered again and its well on the mend! so what worked for me was Antibacterial soap, triple antibiotic ointment,Advil, damp hot wash clothes and a heating pad brought out the core in 4 days.. the swelling is almost gone, I can walk without wanting to scream and pee my pants..I have tried many home remedies, some worked once but didnt the next time,so i just try everything and find the best one for each situation.. Stay strong!

Submitted by Anna

I was reading articles for home remedies for boils or abcesses. And, I wanted to support someone else who submitted their information. There is an illness that is called Hydratinitis. In other words, Hydra (for water) and ITIS for inflammation. Meaning, you were born and it is passed genetically with swollen sweat glands. They swell shut and this causes them to back up and create boils. Mostly people have the boils in their groin area and under the arms. I had this diagnosed when I was about 9 - I am 52 now and have met only 1 other doctor in all those years who had heard of this. The doctor who diagnosed me years ago - told me then that if it gets bad enough - and it did - they slice open the armpit and scrape off the sweat glands then after it heals over you don't get the boils anymore as long as they got the sweat glands. This surgery can not be done in groin area because there is not enough flesh to slice open so they cauterize each individual boil and if it gets bad again over time you can have it re-done. I never have. And, as I said I have rarely met a doctor who had one clue what this is!

Submitted anonymously

Sorry for my English

Toothpaste trick worked for me , apply some toothpaste on affected area over night

make sure you clean affected area with hot water and volla you are good to go

Submitted anonymously

Sat here in tears i was in so much pain even though my abcesses seems alot smaller than most here i tried the tooth paste and even though it was a gel type it has brough me some instant pain relif,i was dreading going to the doctors and although it hasnt burst yet i can now walk and sit properly and i only applied it a short time ago ,i had my gallbladder out 2 years ago and now have chronic ibs and reflux acid issues im very gratefull to find this post and get some relif

Submitted anonymously

Mix turmeric powder, honey and any oil. Apply this paste on affected area.

Submitted by Linden

Only yesterday I could hardly walk, sit or climb up or down the stairs. So excruciating was the pain from an anal abscess that had developed almost over night. I used some of the home remedies that many of you reccomended. In addition I got magnesium sulphate paste from the pharmacy and applied it on the boil and had two turmeric tablets and lay on the bed with my kindle and I pad. Within four hours the boil had burst and pain went down by at least 50%.
I am continuing to do the same until it disappears completely but I could have cried with joy.
Absolutely fantastic. Also I was spared the embarrassment of going to the doctor to have it seen!

Submitted anonymously

My saddle sore got worse in 2 days that it developed to be a boil. I first underwent 3x30 min warm compress then followed by the toothpaste remedy overnight and it worked. The gauze got blood/puss on it. Not everything's drained.

I went to the Dr's today and prescribed me Cephalexin over 10 days plus staying in the hot tub with salt.

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . . . >>