I've had this one boil that will heal and come back off and on for the past 6 months. I was so busy that I paid little attention until it remained there for several weeks and became increasingly large and painful. One day my mom was telling me how baking soda helps get rid of the smell of underarms so I decided to try it. I soaked a wash cloth, folded it into 4 and poured about a tablespoon of baking soda onto the cloth. Then I added a little bit of water and spread it around on the cloth (enough to make it a paste). Once I began to scrub my underarm, I could immediately feel a SLIGHT burning/tingling sensation on the boil. I continued to clean it and thought nothing of it. Once I got out the shower, I looked under my arm and the boil had already opened up, ready to release the puss. Then about an hour later I went to the bathroom to check up on it and it was already healing back to my normal skin. WITHIN AN HOUR! After that I kept using it to wash my underarms and I since have not had any boils come back. As for the scaring (since the boil was on plain skin rather than hair area), I soaked it in lemon juice and eventually it went away. I HIGHLY recommended the combination of baking soda and lemon juice to get your skin back to normal. I finally feel clean again!
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