Patient Comments: Boils - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your boils?

Comment from: hockey, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have carbuncles a form of boils. I have had them since I have started menstruating. I found that if you put a warm tea bag on the area it will drain and pull the poison out of it.

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Comment from: rarrowood549, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I am so glad I found this review. I have boils and was so ashamed to tell anyone. I am a diabetic woman in my fifties. I talked to my doctor today with little relief. I have tried everything. At times, it's almost too much to bear, especially if you work on a public job. Thank all of you who gave remedies. I will try them.

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Comment from: communicator, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 21

I have found that by treating the boil when it first appears with white spirit usually gets rid of it almost immediately.

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Comment from: Pdb, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 11

I have diabetes and the boils are plentiful. I can't find a reasonable way to get rid of them.

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Comment from: Boil Killer, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I have been suffering from boils under my arms for the past 10 years, after using my mother's deodorant ONCE. She left it at my house and I thought it smelled better than mine, I later found out that she too suffers from boils under her arms and in the groin area. After so many years of being ashamed to wear sleeveless tops, or getting close to anyone because of the scars and embarrassment, I did a little research and found that turmeric (yes the spice!) helps very well. You can make a paste and apply it directly to the boil and it will bring it to a head and drain it within hours. I was so impressed I started adding it to my tea and sipping on it to help keep the boils away.

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Comment from: boil ibs foodallergy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 28

I've noticed a significant reduction in boils when I changed my diet over a long period. No more onions, garlic, grains, little ground beef, etc. and when even some random or cross contamination of my food happens with these and other allergens of mine, I break out in large painful, pus-filled boils quite quickly. I take antihistamine pills and they go away, as do my other symptoms such as swollen stomach, acid reflux, diarrhea, arthritis-like pains and swelling, foggy brain, on and on...

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Comment from: evelatte, Published: November 30

For the treatment of boils, applying an aloe gel at the first sign of the boil has helped me with pain. After doing this, the boil goes away much faster.

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Comment from: (Caregiver) Published: November 02

I have found that using just a little tea tree oil on a boil a couple times a day will make it go away. It is a great antiseptic.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I too, am a constant complainer of boils. I am extreme everywhere, I have had liposuction to the underside of my skin to get rid of all the tunnels that lead from one to the other and had big success in that. I also had them cut out the sweat glands under one arm. That just left a scar 4 inches long and almost an inch wide. No sucess there. I currently had some great news and want to share. Look up biological response therapy. Don't bother with anibiotics, ask for anti inflammatories. It's an inflammed hair folicle which most of you know and will keep them down. After all this time and looking up the biological response therapy and the missing parts of the immune system that fights off the boils it all makes sense. Good luck to you all.

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