Patient Comments: Boils - Experience

Did you have any complications from your boils? Please describe your experience with boils.

Comment from: Angel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have been getting boils on and off for 30 years. I never understood why until about 5 years ago a doctor told me that it was a blood issue and that taking odorless garlic tablets and removing wheat and sugar from my diet would help. It worked! I was boil free for many years but then alas just recently I became weak and ate sugar and wheat and they came back. So I know that it was true. I hope that others try this simple remedy.

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Comment from: nick, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 21

I have been getting boils for about 5 years I've had a total of 56 boils some are worse than others but all still painful the worst ones are the ones I get on my face 18 of them have been on my face the rest all over my body and 2 years ago I had one on my left butt check the size of a baseball. I've found out that a Clorox baths can help to clean your pores and vitamins and boil ease can help with the pain it's a cream u can get from cvs. When I've taken an antibiotic they have cleared up but always come back I don't wish the pain of boils on anyone because of the pain and embarrassment they cause. But I would really like to find a cure for them because I don't want my son to ever get them.

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Comment from: Tooty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I have gotten boils lately when I sweat a lot. I tried putting vinegar on a cotton ball and held it on for several minutes and it released the pain and took the swelling down.

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Comment from: Frahader, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

I got one boil on the back of my head. It popped on its own with no pain.

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Comment from: Izabo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I use to get them all the time when I was a teenager. Always on my inner thigh passing it back and forth because of the way I sleep. I remember the worst one I could not get rid of it. I had it for 3 months and nothing worked. Family went on a vacation to Utah. We went swimming in the Great Salt Lake. The boil was gone and totally healed within 3 days. I never got another one after that, until now, 40 some years later. I think it started out as an ingrown hair. I will try what you have suggested but I'm almost tempted to poor salt on it. Silly me I popped it thinking it was just an ingrown hair.

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Comment from: joylvzlife, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

I have suffered with this painful, nasty secret for 40 years. Today I went out to breakfast. I had one that was so painful. It popped on its own and the beige chair had bloody pus all on the seat. My pants were a mess my husband feels so bad for me. No doctor can stop them. No soap can prevent them. Until today, I thought I was alone. I cry from the pain and the shame. I feel dirty.

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Comment from: JJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I suffer from Crohn's disease and I get boils ever so. Now in panty line area and it's been draining for almost 2 months. Guess I'll go to doc soon.

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Comment from: ray, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

I keep getting boils on my face, forehead, back, abdomen, groin and other places.

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Comment from: Needhelp, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I have suffered from boils for 10 years and I can't seem to find a good remedy! They are very annoying and very painful! Nothing the doctors have suggested work for me.

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