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Boils – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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A boil is a sort of skin infection. It starts in a hair sac or oil gland that basically leads to red pus filled boils on the skin. The infected area turns red while the tender lump grows producing pain and irritation.

The areas usually affected are:

   o Face

   o Neck

   o Buttocks

   o Armpits

   o Thighs

Boils Symptoms:

  • Boils are,

   o Itchy

   o Painful

   o Irritating

Boils Causes:

  • Bacterial infection of the skin
  • Consumption of antibiotics over a prolonged period of time
  • Medical conditions which can lead to boils:

   o Diabetes

   o Blood disorders

   o Obesity

   o Anaemia

Natural Home Remedy Using Cumin Seeds:

  1. Take 50 g cumin seeds
  2. Add a little water
  3. Crush to make a paste
  4. Apply on the boils

Natural Home Remedy Using Onion and Garlic:

  1. Take 1 chopped onion
  2. Add 2-3 chopped garlic cloves
  3. Press this on a sieve
  4. Extract juice
  5. Apply this on boils 4-5 times everyday

Natural Home Remedy Using Milk Cream, Vinegar and Turmeric Powder:

  1. Take 1 tsp of milk cream
  2. Add 1 tsp of vinegar
  3. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  4. Mix well
  5. Apply this paste on the boils


  • Unhygienic conditions facilitate bacterial activities and can lead to boils
  • Choose soap which suits your skin
  • Bathe regularly
  • Always apply a moisturizer after bathing

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