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Abscesses and Boils Home Remedy Comments

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All the advice I read here for boils is good. Some people also mentioned it working on acne also. Well if we look up what a boil is an abscess which simply put is an infection under the skin that the body has formed a hard protective layer around which most antibiotics can't touch until it softens or pops. Which at that point topicals really would be the most effective. Unless it is an MSRA staph infection which means serious medical attention. So I am not a doctor nor do I work in the medical field, but I have earned my street degree in abscess treatments. I am a long time intravenous drug user and if you google complications of being an iv drug user the first thing that pops up is abscesses, and being as us junkies are we don't go to a doctor unless we are promised lots of good dope, and we have learned that all they ever want to do is lance it and prescribe antibiotics that are very hard on your system. First an abscess is caused by something piercing your skin when it wasn't cleaned properly, I.E. a needle or even a splinter. Boils are where the infection came down through a hair follicle and a zit is just similar but not the same infections. The two most common infections are Staph and Strep which we carry on our skin all the time. So one of the first things we can do is the use of antibacterial soaps, any soaps will actually do as long as it's worked into a good enough lather, and that is prevention and cleaning of one that has already started. Now any of the draw out salves and topical compresses and even homemade teas you've read about here are very effective and can be treated at home. Now things to watch out for that mean get to the doctor immediately are fever, flu like symptoms, red streaks leading away from the boil, and home remedies have not improved it or gets worse over a course of a few weeks. And never ever squeeze them or rub on them especially when they are forming!!! The signs I talked about are signs of the infection has burst under the skin and is now entering your blood stream which can lead to a very fatal heart condition if not treated properly and quickly! In my experience and not just being my own as this is a common thing amongst junkies is as I had said all of the treatments listed here work and work better then being lanced, because anytime it is opened now that VERY INFECTIOUS puss is coming out and has to be contained! Anything with the warm moist compresses should be started at the very first signs. Personally I like the Epsom salt baths and very between making a Epsom salt compress and using the draw out salve. Dressings should be changed 3 or more times a day and washed with soap in between. I usually do the warm Epsom salt soak and compress throughout the day and then the draw out salve at night. Now I have heard of some people popping them as they come to a head but as said previously I think that just adds more risk of spreading a very infectious bacteria. So just let it pop on it's own and sometimes you never even see it pop or ooze stuff out, but the important thing at this stage as with before is consistency of cleaning area and applying clean fresh dressings ones that can breathe a little better after they pop and with enough absorbency to soak up all the gunk. Now also I did see some mention of diet change but only one vague mention of vitamin C. Which is very efective crushed and added to a poultice and even better if from the first signs of a boil or abscess start taking 2000 to 3000mg per day especially with bioflavonoids. There is a lot of evidence out there about the effects of these two together and clearing all sorts of skin conditions and protecting your heart in case it does leak into your bloodstream. Now after you can't see any more puss pockets, the white formations I continue with warm compresses of any kind I have had great success with the Epsom salt. And at night instead of the draw out salve I use Iodine and cover liberally all around the area. Then I put slices of fresh cold tomato over that with some cellophane and rolled gauze to keep it in place. The cold tomato juices help clear out more infection and feel very nice over the burning of the Iodine. After just a few nights of that it really then just becomes wound dressing with Bacitracin liberally absorbent gauze and breathable rolled gauze changed and washed with anytype of washing, but soap and water is really the best. And don't forget to scrub hard get all that dead infectious skin and puss off. Use paper towels to dry or wash the towel you used in bleach right after everytime. Change it and wash it three to four times a day. Be patient because they really take along time up to 6 months in some cases to go away completely but once you see the white puss part is gone you know the worst is over, except it does get quite itchy at times, but that's a good reminder to stay on top of it because it is still very infectious to others and yourself!! I was never a believer in home remedies until I got an abscess and I'd seen the horror and torture of most times repeated lancing and treatment with hardcore antibiotics that make the body very ill and other complications and harm! To where now days a lot of doctors are starting to recommend home treatments before medical intervention. Just watch out for the previously mentioned signs of it spreading into bloodstream because then they will turn deadly fast!!!

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Wow. Very well spoken and straight to the point. Yes I have definitely heard about and witnessed the use of Vit C 3000mg orally per day. I have had acne/folliculitis my whole life. Sometimes lead to bad boils or abcess not sure but not pretty at all. I will try some of these remedies. Thank You!!
P.S. I do hope that you recover from your addiction. You really are intelligent and like helping ppl. Perhaps one day you will think of becoming a rehab counselor!!
Thanks again!!!! ;-))


Seems like being a junkie is an awful lot of work. Wouldn't it be a lot easier just to stop using??


I know this isn't facebook but how do I 'like' all these comment except for ol Abes? I'm a Christian and I know that you help people up regardless where they are, not tear people down. I have friends that are heavy drug users, alcoholics, gay, whatever, and I don't judge them because it isn't my place to. It is my job to love them. So I do. I was on here looking for help because I have gotten cysts from time to time and just got one yesterday. Looking for good advice. Looks like I found some so that you for your tips. I look forward to trying them and being rid of some pain.


Not 'That you'.... Thank you for your tips. Should have proof read that.


I wonder why your parents named you Abraham. Abraham was a child of God, and anyone that believes in religion knows it is not his place to judge another human. I hope Mr. Abraham knows that there have been myriads of people that have made achievements that he couldn't imagine in his dreams, while high on drugs. anyway, i have recovered from my addictions 3 years ago, and i can understand how easy it is for society to judge an addict. however, the advice given on this forum is A+ and if followed, will have positive results. I have been through a similar strife where i was affected by abscesses in my groin, which were resolved through keeping the area clean, applying salt and hot water rubs, and by using a light topical antibacterial cream. the boils took about 3-4 weeks to completely dry up, but not tiny dots remain as reminders of the experience.


omg that was way too much chill out


This was about boils And help with it.. what the fuck is up with u people just take what was useful from the text and get on. With yur lives.. thank u..some people are so clueless that they got shit coming out their mouths instead of their ass..... potty mouths..


hey abraham....i went to several drs for this problem. and im not an addict. none of those drs advised of any of the simplest instructions. know why? because they want you to get sick yet again so you have to come back and pay them. not that i dont trust drs, i just take their advice and then use common sense as well. after all, why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics? because drs over prescribed them. Why? because they are in the big pharma pocket. so before you judge a person you should stop and think about your own health, as well as the motives for why drs do what they do. other than that, screw you ya arrogant prick.


I actually went to this particular comment because this person was a junkie. I do not personally engage in using needles, but rather have a close friend who had this problem, and does. I decided, who would know better than a junkie as to how to help a person that had the same issue, for the same reason. So thank you for your candid advise, and may The Lord heal you and deliver you from your addiction, in Jesus Name.amen. Love, peace, and hope to you always <3


the guy who was a 'junkie' I don't like that word gave great advice! I was a addict for 15 yrs and now im in school and know doctors and nurses and even judges who go to my NA meets so whats his name need to not judge! the advice I got was great im tired of going to doctors. Being in school I have no health care, so im going try these home things and see how they work!!

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