9 Home Remedies For Boils
Cures From The Kitchen
Folklore has it that home remedies for boils are as close as your vegetable bin. All the following are variations of the warm-washcloth compress. They should be wrapped in a thin cloth and changed every few hours.
- A heated tomato slice
- A raw onion slice
- A mashed garlic clove
- An outer cabbage leaf
- A tea bag of black tea
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When To Call A Doctor
Some boils warrant medical care. See your doctor if:
- The boil is near your eye, on your nose or lips, or in your armpit or groin
- The boil is on your breast and you’re nursing
- The boil is more than 1/4 inch in diameter
- The boil appears to be extremely tender
- You notice red lines radiating from the boil
- Your boil is accompanied by fever, chills, or swelling of the lymph nodes
- You get boils frequently
In general, if the person with the boil is very young, elderly, or ill, he or she should be treated by a doctor, advises Basler.
Panel Of Advisors
Rodney Basler, MD,is a dermatologist and associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Lincoln.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND,is medical director of Vidacosta Spa El Puente, a medical spa in Costa Rica. She is author ofThe Magnesium Miracle.
Georgianna Donadio, PhD,is director of the National Institute of Whole Health, a holistic certification program for medical professionals.
Audrey Kunin, MD,is a cosmetic dermatologist in Kansas City, Missouri, the founder of the dermatology education website DERMAdoctor, and the author ofThe DermaDoctor SkinStruction Manual.
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD,is a board-certified internist and medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers, with locations throughout the country.
Randy Wexler, MD,is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
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