A boil, also known as a furuncle, is an acute staphylococcal infection of a hair follicle. It begins as an tender red nodule and enlarges to a pustule. A painful nodule formed in the skin by inflammation enclosing a core. Also known as a furuncle if it has a single core, or a carbuncle if it has multiple cores.
Boils, especially those caused by MRSA, an antibiotic resistant bacteria, have become increasingly common over the past several years. These can occur in normal healthy people, and can start from almost any injury that opens the skin (including insect bites, etc.). Once this bacteria gets into the body, it can collonize and can cause recurrent boils/infections almost anywhere on the body.
Take a wash cloth and wet it with as hot of water as you can stand. Put this on the boil and repeat that process till you see it form a head. The hot water will draw all of the core and puss and infection to the surface. Then you take a razor blade and sterilize it with alcohol and dry it well. Then make a tiny cut in the center of the boil. Gently squeeze(this will be painful) until all the yucky white stuff comes out and only blood starts coming out. Pour peroxide all over it and then put a good coating of antibiotic ointment on it and a band aid. Keep it clean a couple of times a day with Peroxide and it will be gone in a few days.
Drink plenty of water, since the body will try to eliminate waste through the skin,if it is unable to get rid of it through other means. Boils can be treated by applying a home made cloth bandage dipped in warm salt water to the affected area. This will help the boil burst and drain more quickly.
Flax seed poultice. Flax seed should be mixed with a little boiling water over heat. Stir constantly, using a knife to blend. When thick enough to drop from a knife, remove from heat and stir well. Spread 1/4 inch thick between antiseptic gauze, Turn over edges of gauze and put on hot plate and cover with another hot plate then carry to patient, or cover and place on a hot water bottle until ready to use. Test before applying. and if too hot, cool a minute or two. Cover a small area first, then gradually the entire surface. A poultice should not remain on longer than one hour as it cools it becomes uncomfortable. After half an hour or so another hot poultice can be applied.
Epsom salts, in HOT water, as hot as you can stand it, without burning yourself. Then just use washcloths, as compresses. The salt will help to dry it up, and the heat will help to oen it up, so that the poison can seep out.
Take several aspirin talbets. Dissolve them in a tiny bit of warm to hot water make a paste and put it over and all around the boil – leave it on for at least a half an hour or more – do not cover it. You will be surprised how it pulls the skin and more applications, if necessary, will diminish the boil without infection.