They most often appear on the neck, face, underarms, or buttocks.
Boils begin as a red, elevated, and painful bump, that develops a pustule in the center of the affected area within two to four days.
Rarely, a boil may spread beyond the affected area and cause a systemic infection in a nearby lymph gland.
A boil that doesn’t go away could be a sign of an underlying infection that is manifesting itself through the skin.
Herbal Remedies For Boils
Burdock Root – Has antibiotic properties, helps clear toxins.
Dandelion – Cleanses bloodstream & liver.
Echinacea – Stimulates immune system, helps cleanse lymph glands.
Flax – Mashed pulp used as compress.
Goldenseal – Helpful for staph infections.
Oatstraw – Anti inflammatory.
Onion – Is boiled, mashed and used as a poultice.
Pau d’ Arco – Antibacterial.
Propolis – Has antibiotic properties which help prevent infection.
Red Clover – Cleanses the liver & blood and helps fight bacteria.
Slippery Elm Bark – Applied topically as a poultice to relieve inflammation.
Tea Tree Oil – An antibacterial which is applied topically to help prevent staph infection.