A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Boils
I had a question the other day about boils.
A boil is a red, swollen, painful bump under your skin.
It often looks like an overgrown pimple.
Boils are often caused by infected hair follicles.
Bacteria from the infection form an abscess, or pocket of pus.
A boil can become large and cause severe pain.
Boils most often happen where there’s hair and rubbing.
Your face, neck, armpits, breasts, groin, and buttocks are common sites.
You can sometimes care for a boil at home.
>Don’t squeeze, scratch, drain, or open the boil. Squeezing can push the infection deeper into your skin.
>Gently wash the area with soap and water twice a day. Dry it well.
>Put warm, wet cloths on the boil for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day. Do this as soon as you notice a boil. The heat and moisture can help the boil to open and drain, but it may take 5-7 days.
>Keep using heat for 3 days after the boil opens. Put a bandage on it so the drainage doesn’t spread. Change the bandage every day.
>If the boil is draining on its own, let it drain. Keep cleaning it twice a day with soap and water.
>To help keep the infection from spreading, don’t share towels and washcloths with other people.
To deal with boils it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase omega 3 essential oils.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida, as this is a key connection; it’s crucial to balance intestinal microflora.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.
*Avoid all sugar.
*Research soaking in sea salt water or baking soda baths.
*Practice meticulous hygiene.