Boils is an infection of the pilo-sebaceous layer produced by Staphylococcus Aureus, to which other bacteria may contribute. Also, boils are very contagious. The infection appears when the immune system is defenseless in front of the staphylococcus. These people may be staphylococcal chronic carriers, with one or more furuncles.
Clinically, boils evolves in several phases. It debuts with an inflammatory nodule, with local inflammatory edema and local pain, whether or not associated with fever and an overall alter condition. This inflammatory phase is followed by collecting the pus and then evacuating it, and most of the times it heals with scars.
Most people choose to “kill” a boil in the E.R., but they can also be treated at home with the right natural remedies.
As a matter of fact, my brother had a boil infection when he was little and grandma managed successfully to stop the infection and spreading with baking soda. Wondering how? Well, read the below lines!
To get rid of a boil you need:
- Baking soda
How to prepare:
Mix 3 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water to form a thick paste. Apply the paste over the boil. Make sure that the boil is covered completely by the baking soda paste. Let it act for 30 minutes. Apply this remedy at least 3 times a day. Important! Before apply the baking soda remedy keep a hot towel over the boil for 10 minutes. Make sure that this towel won’t get into contact with other items because you may spread the infection.
Repeat this procedure until the area is completely healed.
You can combine the baking soda remedy with baked onions:
Peel and cut an onion in half and put it in the oven at medium heat. Let the onion cool a bit and apply it directly on the boil. Be careful not to burn yourself. Leave the onion to do its job for 1 minutes then remove it.
Looking at things schematically, we can say that a boil is nothing more than a big pimple. It’s a skin infection caused by a staph. This famous “pimple”, surrounded by a reddish inflammation, can be extremely painful. Some doctors believe that people with poor immune system, and diabetics, are more susceptible to boils. And sometimes antibiotics are the only cure for them.