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treatments for boils
known as "furuncles" in the medical field, are round, pus-filled
bumps on the skin caused by a Staphylococcus aureus bacteria infection.
The infection usually begins deep in the root of the hair follicle
and works its way to the surface of the skin. Boils are very common,
especially in children and adolescents.
be caused by stress, illness, toxicity,
allergy, decreased immunity
and thyroid imbalance.
red, tender, painful and appear suddenly. Fever and swelling of the lymph
glands nearest the boil may occur. Without treatment, a boil will
open, then drain and heal in about 10 to 24 days. With treatment, the
life of the boil is reduced and its symptoms are contained and less severe.
are contagious. Do not let the draining pus get on the skin elsewhere!
It is very important to avoid scratching, since this can cause the
infection to spread. When it spreads to nearby areas, the result is
called a "carbuncle".
are many-headed boils which tend to combine and grow larger. They are
slower healing than boils. The treatment for both boils and carbuncles
is the same.
is a way for the body to try to cleanse itself of something bad. The toxins
are trying to leave - not through the bowels or kidneys - but through
treat boils naturally
treat boils internally as well as treat the skin topically, to prevent
the boil from coming back.
is an effective antiseptic, helping to detoxify the body. Incorporate
garlic into your diet as much as possible.
bowel movement habits are important. Constipation can make skin
problems worse because more waste must then be eliminated through
the skin. Drink at least 8
cups of water a day, and eat plenty of fiber.
A good healing diet can
help the immune system fight the infection.
Your diet should be made up of fresh
and unprocessed foods as close to their natural state as possible.
Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits daily - juicing
is a great way to do this. Avoid sugar
foods and refined foods such a white bread to a minimum as much
on a brief juice fast,
to cleanse your body of impurities. You may also benefit from drinking
up to 3 cups a day of an herb tea made by mixing those 3 herbs:
the skin affected boils directly, using natural methods
oil, which is the oil from the leaves of the Australian tea tree, may
be used to directly treat the skin where the boil is located. Tea tree
oil is a great antibacterial and germicidal agent.(Tea
tree oil-based toothpastes and mouthwash may also be used to treat
rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Only apply a small amount
the first time you use tea tree oil, to make sure there is no irritation
of the skin. Tea tree oil may burn if it comes in contact with the eyes,
the mouth or the nose. Finally, do not ingest the oil.
oil is safe for children as it is for adults. Tea tree oil is non-toxic
and can be applied at full strength to boils. Apply a light coating 3
to 4 times a day, and continue for 2 weeks after the infection has disappeared.
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