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76 Home Remedies for Abscesses and Boils

Submitted by LadyLanq

I have been getting boils in my groin area for months now and even had one on my ear lobe. About two weeks ago the one one my ear got really big and infected. I'm five months pregnant and went in for a check up with my ob/gyn. She sent me straight to urgent care and they lanced it. Wow!! What excruciating pain. I said to myself never again!! I'll try some home remedies. Just two days ago one had appeared in my groin area. My husband tried to get me to go get it lanced but I refused. I got on this site and read some of the home remedies. By this time it was the size of a golf ball and very very painful! I couldn't walk and sleeping was a big challenge. I called my husband at work and told him to go to Walgreens and get some PRIDS draw out salve. Meanwhile, I'm at home soaking in hot water every few hours, washing it with antibacterial soap and applying hot compresses. As soon as he got home I washed it once more and applied the Prids and covered it with gauze. I repeated the process once more before going to bed. Guess what?? By the time my husband got up for work it had busted!! I'll keep doing the process for a few days just to make sure it all drains. So, if you have a boil and refuse to go to the hospital to have it lanced PRIDS is the way to go. I was skeptical at first but I'm glad I gave it a try!! Thank you to everyone for the great advice!! :)

Submitted by kim

I had been suffering with a boil right underneath my left butt cheek.. it was huge, red, hard, hot. I couldn't sit, stand, walk, lay down. My life had come to a stand still. I had been using a drawing Salve called PRID which has worked in the past. I got on here and saw one person had said toothpaste. I went and thank goodness we had the white Colgate paste. I could not put it on fast enough. I smothered it on and put some gauze on it. I was able to get into a semi comfortable position. Well with 2 hours it broke. I don't mean leaked. It burst open. Omg whoever the person that mentioned toothpaste. You are a life saver.

Submitted by Gee K

I read a bunch of them on here, Some damn right dangerous... Never put bacon or any meat near an open wound. There could be further pathogens on the meat that could get into the wound once it bursts. I get a recurrent one on my behind and the last one was extremely painful so I bathed in Epsom salts and did the floss with a towel and it burst. Followed that by applying further magnesium sulfate as a paste to the wound to encourage the poison to be drawn out.

And when I say floss I off course mean, In the one direction to check it has burst as you don't wont to keep doing that.

I'm not sure how you would apply this to other areas of the body other than make sure you get lots of magnesium sulfate both as paste and bath salts (pennies in the pounds at local pharmacies) and go to town on the area. But the behind and from what I have read in others, the genitals seems a common area this problem happens so here is your solution to it.

Submitted anonymously

Everyone says boils are from infected sweat follicles..diabetes..etc..The truth is boils cone from toxins in your body that u haven't been able to eliminate through your body's on natural defense..Do a cleanse to remove toxins from your body and u never have to worry about them again unless your body is in a toxic state..dont take no antibiotics it will just fix the problem temporary ..Cleanse your body of toxins to really see and feel the difference ..

Submitted anonymously

I was looking on this cite to see if there was anything else I could do to hasten the healing of the three boils/abscesses that thought my abdomen ( resulting from insulin injection site feat hot tub party... FYI not a good combo hot tubs are pretty much staph soup ) and my groin area ( ingrown hair ) a great home. So after 2 rounds of antibiotics and introducing 'lance' to each of them they are finally getting a bit better . Dressing changes every day , yes packing was nessecary . There are 2 kinds of packing that I know of . One is a nasty 1/4 inch wick type from a brown bottle , ouch , especially when the nurse is slowly pulling it out like a damn tape worm . The other is a much friendlier cotton type that magically turns to a gel when saturated with the vile gunk that comes out of such traumatic sores. So.... I've decided to just take a capsule of tumeric suppliment and squeeze it onto a 2x2 gauze and tape it on ... Yes that stuff is pretty messy and powder , paste or whatever form a person uses ... Make sure you protect or don't give a care for whatever it is you are wearing or sitting on , mmmkay. Good . Well ... been about 1/2 hour and I've already achieved boil nervana. Thanks for the advice turmeric tutors , all well n' good. That's a big 'ahhhhh' from this gal . Turmeric gets a greatful 2 yellow thumbs up from me. ;)

Submitted anonymously

Now it may sound a little silly but go ahead and get your every day toothpaste! Put that on the boil and it should come to a head in 5-10 minutes. If you want it to start draining and you already have a head on the boil, put a lot of toothpaste on it (cover it up with a bandage so you are prepared for drainage) and also make sure you do this before going to bed. In the morning you should see that it has drained. You may have to do this for a few days.😊

Submitted by Mary

I came to work today, walking funny and in much pain on day 3 of my ingrown hair boil. After reading a portion of another remedy, looking for something to abate the pain, I remembered as a teen when we couldn't afford acne medicines my mom had me put toothpaste, PASTE not gels, on a pimple. Sure enough the next morning it was smaller and sometimes had even burst. Well let me testify that at 3 pm I put a dab of Colgate on it, nothing else so it could dry. I have to do a lot of walking on my job so at 3:45 I noticed the pain was less. When I checked, low and behold, it had burst. In another post someone stated not to push(squeeze)but pull on the skin and believe me it's less painful pulling.

Submitted by Emily

I have suffered eith massive lumps under arm amd groin for years, and i was in too much pain and antibiotics where not working, so i wnet to a alternative docotor tyoe thing and alternative doctor suggested taking vitiams and fish oils 3 times a day, it has worked.

he also suggeted I have a possible gluten allergy so I when on a gluten free diet. It has appeared to work with my lumps and migraines.

For the odd lumps I try heat and tee tree, it doesnt really work. Any ideas?

Submitted anonymously

I have gotten boils since i was about 14. Im 23 now. I am prone to them since i live in a warm climate. Always make sure underwear is cotton.

My current cure for my last boil was diaper rash cream. I knew it had aloe in it and helps with redness. It worked. It will slowly bring it to a head and soften the boil. Also applying heat does help. Beware for some people like myself too much heat can cause it to swell before it bursts so underwear or clothing rubs the boils. I also reccommend to start taking a fish oil supplement. As soon as i stop taking it the boils come back.

My boyfriend had a boil on his neck and he used toothpaste to dry his boil out. Everyone has a different method.

Tumeric paste will stain your clothes beware.

Tea tree oil is also good.

Heat and no stress :)) goodluck.

Submitted anonymously

I don't what i did but this works!!!!!, I was suffering from a horrible boil located on the under part of my breast(below the nipple area)I couldn't do anything and was to the point of going to the E.R I couldn't move, sleep, anything The entire underneath part of my breast was swollen, red, hot to the touch, and very very painful with no indication of where the head of the boil would start from . I started the day with putting a turmeric paste on the area, and i did this and left it on for hours... no change in boil, i even drank a teaspoon of turmeric with a cup of coffee, and nothing.. I couldnt take it anymore and found this site, i was desperate.... I took a maxipad soaked it with water, rung out most of the water, then sprinkled turmeric powder on top, shook of excess, then applied baking powder, shook of excess, then put on baking soda, then toothpaste, then sprinkled with table salt...(don't wear clothes when doing this lol) and held the maxipad right on the area... and seriously within like 5 minutes, i feel something moving on my skin, there was no pain!!!!, just a moving feeling, since this was a last resort type of thing i wasn't expecting for it to make a different.. and assumed it was the baking soda fizzing and left it on, held it there for another 10 minutes and when i took it off the whole boil had burst completely!!!!! and i was in no pain!!!! all pain gone!!! SO i dont know what part of all those ingredients did the job, but it worked!!!! and super fast even though there was no determinable area where the head of the boil would be... If all else fails do this!!! I normaly dont post to things like this, but i was so amazed and relieved that i had to share and maybe help another person in as much pain as i was, this was instant results!!!! I've tried the heated bottle, turmeric paste alone, warm compresses on other boils and none worked like this combination!!

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