6 DIY Home Remedies For Boils – Splendid Skin Care Tips!

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Boils are reddish and pus-filled nodules that occur due to bacterial infection in the oil glands or hair follicles. Boils are usually accompanied by mild pain and discomfort and are of course not very appealing to look at. Boils can be attributed to causes like bacterial infections, effect of medications and chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, anemia, etc. Face, neck, arms, buttocks, thighs and armpits are some common areas in which boils tend to grow more often. Especially when boils occur on face and neck area, they are easily noticeable and hence it becomes very mandatory for us to get rid of this unattractive skin condition immediately. Before going for allopathic treatment that is prescribed by doctors why not you use homemade remedies for boils? It is widely known that allopathic remedies are not free of side effects as they are high on chemicals and synthetic fillers.

Our grandmothers always say that homemade remedies are always the best and this in fact is quite true. As soon as we see first signs of boils we must start taking aid of home remedies for boils so that this annoying skin abscess condition does not become more profound or grow further. Our homes and kitchens are abundant with numerous natural ingredients that have wonderful healing properties and contain marvelous benefits for the health of our skin. These natural treatments for boils are purely herbal and therefore are very safe to apply on skin. One must remain completely assured of the reliability of these herbal remedies for boils and not fear about any harmful side-effects. Hence, give a shot to these natural home remedies for boils and we promise you won’t regret using them at all.

Home Remedies for Boils


  • Onion and Garlic:
    We are starting these home remedies for boils by mentioning the most effective natural remedy among all which includes the use of onion and garlic. Take an onion and chop it into fine pieces. Take 2 to 3 garlic cloves and do the same with them. Press these nicely chopped onion and garlic pieces into a sieve and try to extract the juice out of them. Apply this juice over your affected areas for 4 to 5 times daily. You yourself will feel that a great deal of ease and positive change on your boils has occurred.
  • Warm compress:
    Warm compress is also very potent as home remedies for boils in which one applies clean and warm washcloth on the boils region. Just dip a warm towel or cloth in warm water. One can also add a pinch of salt into this water to get better outcome. Keep this warm cloth over the affected region for 20 minutes by pressing lightly. Practice this warm compression method 4 to 5 times a day to get considerable relief from the painful boils condition.
  • Turmeric:
    Next on the list of home remedies for boils is turmeric. No one is unaware of the outstanding healing benefits of turmeric as well as its great antiseptic, blood purifying and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric paste made out of some turmeric powder and drops of water enough for generous application on the affected areas is highly beneficial for people suffering from boils. One can also prepare turmeric milk by adding 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder into freshly boiled milk. Drink a cup of this milk 2 times a day and experience mind blowing difference.


  • Neem (Indian Lilac):
    ‘Neem’ or Indian lilac is a herb renowned for its powerful anti-bacterial and antiseptic qualities. It is commonly used by many people to treat various skin problems like acne, pimples as well as home remedies for boils. Just make a fine paste by grinding 10 to 12 Neem leaves and adding some water to it. Apply thin layers of this paste and let it dry. Repeat this activity three times a day. One can also boil a handful of Neem leaves in around 4 to 5 liters of water and keep boiling until the water is reduced to one-third of its original quantity. Wash your boils with this herbal water thrice a day and get remarkable results.
  • Cumin seeds:
    Cumin seeds also serve as effective home remedies for boils. Make a fine paste by taking about 50 grams of cumin seeds and crushing them. Add some water to these crushed seeds and apply fine layers of this paste on your boils-affected skin once in a day. This herbal paste is very helpful and time-tested since centuries to get rid of this skin condition.
  • Milk cream and Vinegar:
    Milk cream when combined with vinegar and some turmeric is yet another splendid home remedies for boils and skin abscess. Take a teaspoon each of white vinegar and fresh milk cream and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Mix these natural ingredients well and make a fine paste. Apply this paste on the boils and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash it after that time with lukewarm water and repeat it two times a day.


Additional Preventive Tips –

  1. Boils occur due to bacterial infections due to lack of hygiene and cleanliness. Take bath daily, frequently wash your hands and keep your surroundings clean.

  2. Use only those soaps, creams, lotions and skin products that suit your skin and are mild in nature.

  3. Never keep your skin dry and always remember to apply a suitable moisturizer all over your body after taking bath.

  4. Keep your towels, clothes, etc. clean and free from dirt.

  5. You must never try to squeeze a boil as it will get burst spurting out bacteria which will eventually spread over the surrounding areas.

  6. Exfoliate your face with a proper face scrub.

  7. Eat lots of vitamin-A, vitamin-E and vitamin-C rich foods. Avoid eating fatty and sweet food items.

  8. Do not take caffeine while suffering from boils and while undertaking home remedies for boils as it will act as a barrier against proper natural treatment.

So if you are suffering from skin boils or abscess, go inside your kitchen quickly and take out any of these natural ingredients and try using them as home remedies for boils. These pure herbal treatments will not disappoint you at all!

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Anushree Purohit is a voracious reader and an enthusistic writer of a vast array of ayurvedic as well as herbal-related topics. She follows the principle of being healthy and wise through all-natural practices and tries her best to spread herbal awareness among her readers.