What Is A Good Home Remedy To Bring Boil To A Head?


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Chetan Agrawal Profile
Chetan Agrawal answered
A boil is an infection of a hair follicle. It is most often caused by a bacterial infection that results in a painful swollen area on the skin that may be filled with pus and dead skin. Once you know you have an infection, you either need to apply a home remedy or see a doctor to get some relief.

To get relief without visiting a doctor, use a hot/warm compress and carefully clean the area with soap. To help bring the boil to a head use magnesium sulphate to help draw it to the surface. The magnesium sulphate paste is very cheap at most stores and has been proven effective in most cases.

Any boil should be treated with an anti-biotic cream or an anti-septic tea tree oil has been proven effective in keeping any infection from spreading to your bloodstream and becoming much more serious. A bandage will also help it heal more quickly and shield the boil from more bacteria. For large or recurring boils, anti-biotic treatment may be required. Some of the bacteria in boils acquire resistance to many common anti-biotics making treatment much more difficult.

Boils can be spread from person to person by touching or bursting a boil. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and warm water if you come in contact with one, and always maintain good personal hygiene to avoid getting a boil or another similar type of infection. Be careful in bursting or popping a boil as this can make things worse in many situations. Also, once the boil is burst, pus and germs are spread liberally.

If you are stricken with a boil, make sure to keep the area clean and use some good common sense home remedies to relieve the pain and rid yourself of the boil as soon as possible.
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Anonymous answered
I would use epsom salts in hot water and apply it to the boil with a wash cloth. My mom uses it all the time it really works, just don't get it in your eyes. It will draw it to a head and pull any poisons/toxins out with it as well. It usually works with one day best of luck to you.
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Anonymous answered
The best thing you can do is cut a very thin slice of raw (regular) potato and put it on the boil. Where it as you sleep. When you wake up it will be ready to pop!!! Works like a charm!
Try soaking it in Epsom salts to bring it to a head...don't pop it as your body will take care of that itself...make sure you have gauze pads, tape & neosporin handy...and good luck to you!
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Penny Kay answered
Soak a towel in very warm water and cover the affected area for awhile. Take a cue tip and dip it in rubbing alcohol and dab some on the site. Continue swabbing the area with alcohol several times a day. This should bring it to a head within a day or so.
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Anonymous answered
Ok this will work, get some milk and break up some white bread into it, bring it to a boil ,make it thick not to much milk ,can use water also,make a thick paste out of it,watch it its hot ,strain out the excess liquid from the bread ,make sure its really hot still, then make a bandage out of something like a small towel or something or medical wraps not to big though , then put the hot wet bread on it and put it on the boil,it will hurt a little as its hot but you can take the pain as much as you can ,repeat this process,till the boil pops the bread will draw out the poison eventually,when you put the police that's what its called a bread poultice make sure its secure and pretty tight..what till its cold then repeat it,it will pop,good luck
Sharon Profile
Sharon answered
You did not say where the boil was located. Some can be extremely dangerous as on the tail bone.  I would call a doctor or two for advice. I have put heat packs on them and they "come to a head" and pop themselves. When this happens you must be very very clean with the care of the open skin.  What does relationship and fear of committing have to do with a boil? Lol  Best wishes. Those things cans be painful!
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emma danish answered
If its nasty there is no chance of you removing it yourself you could cause infection and scarring if you don't have insurance and it gets much worse visit your nearest accident an emergency department ok so you might have a long wait as its not an emergency but they have to help you clean it up you can't just leave it and stay in pain ,also I too don't understand why this should affect any relationship from committing are you your self fearful of committing if you h ave doubts then your not ready yet good luck 
Dena May Profile
Dena May answered
Also what I have found that brings the infection out and helps it heal faster is sea salt sold at the grocery store with the salt. It helps me and I have MRSA.
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Anonymous answered
I use a combination of Burdock, chickweed Whenever I get a risen of some sort. I make a poultice with it in an olive oil base. Use it overnight and it should work pretty fast.  I can't say for sure in one night, but pretty close. Since it is on that particular region you could add a cause over it. If that alone doesn't work add a capsule of garlic to the other combination. Hope this helps.
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Anonymous answered
I rubbed tea tree oil n triple antibotic ointment on my risen n used a warm towel. Do it 3 to 4 times a day n it should. Bring it to a head or start draining on it's own
Chessie Profile
Chessie answered
Going to a walk in clinic is much cheaper than paying the bill to an Emergency Room visit.
Unless it is in a private spot or on your tail bone as one other commenter said then you can take care of it yourself. I won't give instructions on how because scarring and infection can occur if you are not clean enough with it.
You could also wait for it to heal on its own. Of course, boils in particular can take years to go away.
I would definitely say a walk in clinic over an ER visit for sure if that is something you are considering.
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Anonymous answered
The milk or stain from a green papaya is good for boils, Also warm castor oil applied to warm pepper leaf will also help.

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