6 Home Remedies For Boils


Boil outbreaks are mostly as a result of the staphylococcus bacteria. Boils can occur in almost any part of the body like face, hands, legs, etc. It can appear in areas like inner thighs and groin also which can lead to immense amount of pain and discomfort when the skin rubs against each other.

Boils on face can make your look dull and lifeless. Boils are inflamed, ball like, pus filled eruptions on the skin. A tiny boil mostly disappears in a day or two, but certain stubborn boils might last for weeks. Some boils can cause immense amount of pain also. If not treated on time then boils are likely to get bigger and worse. Boils are common skin eruptions and mostly disappears over a period of time.

Antiseptic Wash

But if the boils persist for long or appears frequently, then you should make a visit to your doctor to find out the cause of such frequent eruptions.For starters, it is very important to stay neat and clean in order to treat and prevent boils. Wash your boils frequently with a good quality antiseptic wash and lukewarm water.

avoid moisturizing

Remember to keep the boil dry and avoid moisturizing the affected areas or else the boils might get bigger. Try not fidgeting with your boils and do not burst it or else it might worsen. Also wear comfortable, loose fitting cotton clothes if you got boils below waist in areas like groin or inner thighs. Apart from following these precautions you can also try certain simple remedies at home to get rid of those ugly boils faster.


Turmeric is known to possess antiseptic properties and hence you can try applying a paste of turmeric and sandalwood powder on your boils. The turmeric will fasten the healing process and the sandalwood powder will soothe the boils. You can also extract the gel from Aloe Vera plant and apply it on your boils as many times you can. The antiseptic properties of Aloe Vera will also help treat the boils.

Garlic and onion

Garlic and onion also helps deal with boils effectively. Onion and garlic contain sulphuric compounds which in turn helps clear bacterial infections. So you can try applying these on your boils directly and then cover the area with a cloth. But make sure that you change the piece of onion or garlic frequently. Applying a paste of cumin seeds also helps clear all boils. You can also try applying cold milk on the boils.

Epsom salts

Having bath in lukewarm water mixed with Epsom salts also helps get rid of boils. You can also boil water with neem leaves also known as margosa tree leaves and have bath with the same to keep boils at bay. Drink plenty of water to clear all sorts of boil causing bacteria and and other toxins from your system.

fruits and vegetables

Have plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods rich in fats and sugars. Refrain from having tea coffee etc. but do have 2-3 cups of green tea daily to cure boils. Follow these effective home remedies for boils.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.