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Abscesses and Boils Home Remedies

75 Home Remedies for Abscesses and Boils

Submitted anonymously

I actually started getting boils a few years ago and could never get rid of them. I went to the Doctor a few months ago and he prescribed me Minocycine HCL and it actually got rid of my boils. The only thing is, if you quit taking the medication the boils will come back. So talk to your Doctor. There are antibiotics that help you just have to take them as directed.

Submitted by Jenelle

Okay my first abcess was the size of a baseball... Right on my behind most painful thing ever, went the the er had it lanced also very painful considering I could feel her cut it open...took about 2 months to recover... Then I went to Disneyland the scar ripped open! A small one arose again was then put on antibiotics... Few months later woke up and it was the size of a golf ball now I was desperate to fully get rid of it... Went back to my doctor he gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if it got worse... Well it did but I refused to go back and get it lanced off before I tried everything from home I possibly could... Lucky me I had a teacher who was very into natural medicine and suggested I put a piece of comfrey leaf on it over night! So I got a whole leaf rinsed it off folded it and put it on set a bandage over it so it would not move... I had it on for a totally of about 20 hours no need to change it ... Next day I go to take it off and it's back to my regular scar nice and flat no redness or inflammation or anything!!! I am so relieved!!! Note though when on it does poke and feel like little needles but very bearable and well worth it!! Please try it!!! Wishing everyone the best !!!

Submitted anonymously

i have had boils my entire life, my mom and dad get them aswell. the worse one i had was the size of half a potato. i had to have surgery because of its size. i was cut 3 in. wide and 3 in deep because of the boil. go to your local drugstore and find this ointment called ' boil ease' it works majic. i learned that dairy products gave me boils this may be your case also. go without milk for a week and then drink some and see what happens

Submitted anonymously

I get boils between my thighs and they're super painful at times. I read on here how putting cooked plain oatmeal on a bandage and leaving it on the boil over night helps and it worked! In just one night it popped itself and instant relief! Thank you all!

Submitted anonymously

For boils & abscesses, the Ichthammol ointment is also called Draw Out Salve. Called 6 major chain pharmacies that were clueless on what this was. Finally figured it out myself. Found it at Rite Aid for $8.99.

Hope this saves someone going through the frustration.

Submitted by LOVELY

I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH BOILS LARGE ONES FOR YEARS.I HAVE TRIED TUMERIC,HEAT COMPRESSION, ACV AND NEITHER WORK. I LEARNED THIS REMEDY COMPLETELY BY ACCIDENT.AFTER SHOWERING I NOTICED I HAD SOME YEAST INFECTION CREAM LEFT.THE BOILS WERE SO LARGE AND PAINFUL AND OVER 3 OF THEM.SO I WAS LIKE THIS IS BACTERIA ON THE SKIN AND A OLDER WISE DOCTR TOLD ME IT CAN BE USED TO CURE A RINGWORM THAT MY SON GOT PLAYING OUTSIDE .I SAID IF IT CURES RINGWORMS IM TRYING IT.THE LARGEST WAS JUST A COUPLE SIZES SHORT OF A BASEBALL AND THAT THING HURTED SOOOO BADLY TO THE TOUCH.MONISTAT OR A CHEAPIER BRAND WILL DO THIS STUFF WORKED SO FAST!! NO PAIN AND 95% GONE.I PROMISE U IT WILL WORK. SMEAR IT ON AND LET IT REMAIN ON THE SKIN

Submitted by Marls

I had a boil (abscess) on my breast that grew to the size of a golf ball. I tried EVERYTHING for one week (ichtammol ointment, epsom salt, turmeric spice and turmeric bills, tea tree oil, vagicaine, bacitracin ointment and spray...yes EVERYTHING). Long story short...none of it worked. The boil never came to a head and it started to hurt really bad. I was at the end of my rope after a week and went to the emergency room to have it lanced. Ten minutes later, it was drained and packed and I was on my way home with antibiotics and pain killers. Don't try it at home. WIth all of stuff that came out (and is still draining out), it had to be cut open to get all of that crap out and I trust the doctors not me. Be careful...its staph infection and you only have one life. Don't mess around with it if you have another option. I was afraid of going to the doctor but ultimately I had no choice cause the home remedies didn't work. I spent a small fortune for all of this crap to no avail. If in doubt, go to the emergency room.

Submitted by Gordon

So i have had 3 boils in about 2 years all of wchich painful. I had no clue what to when i had the 1st on bt learnt when you squeez pull away and dont push. Also that if u take a bicarb powder mix with some water to make a paste and apply it will help :)

Submitted by ashley

I've gotten a few smaller boils before, but this one was the most painful experience of my life. It started as a very small non-irritated bump. I left it there for like 6 months until I at 8 months pregnant, popped it. Kinda like a white head. About a month later a huge boil appeared over night. I couldn't believe how big it was. About the size of a silver dollar. After a week were I could barely even walk,sit down, even sleep and after using boil ease 10 times a day. I decided enough. I took oxy maximum strength cleansing pads.(acne treatment) layered about 10 to 15 pads and just put them on the boil for 20 minutes. Waited till the next night and repeat again.and without much force I popped it and was able to drain it. Yes it hurt terribly but got it down enough to where it continued to drain on its own. Let it air for about an hour and washed with peroxide and Neosporin.

Submitted anonymously

this is my grandmothers remedy for boils. tried this yesterday on my abscess tooth, works every time, but is gross. tear off a piece of bacon, salt it down, put it in gause, and stick on abscess as long as you can stand it. i did it 3 times for 30 minutes. every thing came out on the 3rd time.

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