How to get Rid of Boils Quickly

How to Get Rid of Boils

How to get Rid of Boils Quickly

Boils develop due to an infection on the skin caused by bacteria which is often triggered by a blocked sweat gland or an ingrowing hair.

Painful and inflamed they can cause embarrassment, especially if on the face or neck.  The best advice is to start treating it as soon as it appears.

This will hopefully stop it from getting to the point where it has to be lanced by a doctor – which is quite unpleasant.

If it is possible, soak the affected part of the body in a warm Epsom salt bath twice a day.

The heat will increase circulation bringing the body’s own defence cells to the site. The magnesium in the Epsom salts has healing properties which will help soothe the pain.

There are many ingredients that you can find at home, that can be applied topically to the boil to help bring it to a head in order that it can be burst and remove the core.  

Tea-tree oil

Soak a piece of cotton or gauze in tea-tree oil and cover boil. Secure with a band aid and leave overnight – do this every night. Tea-tree oil is amazing stuff and smells lovely too.


Honey, especially organic, has anti-bacterial properties. Slather on to the boil and leave on as long as possible.


Lavender oil and garlic oil both have anti-bacterial properties and although garlic will be a little bit smelly it certainly does the trick.

Tomato and Lemon

A mild acid also helps bring out the head whilst soothing the boil. Place a slice of tomato or lemon over the boil. Leave on for at least 15 minutes. 

Sadly it is not possible to get rid of a boil overnight. You could try covering it with make-up as a temporary measure but this is not advisable.

You need to keep it clean to help clear up the infection as soon as possible. Making sure that you don’t get anymore is the next best thing.

If you get a boil it is highly likely that you are feeling a bit below par and your immune system is possibly compromised.

To boost your immunity eat a selection of foods high in anti-oxidants. These help fight infection and support your immune system and include vitamins A, C and E, selenium, molybdenum and zinc.

This means eating a diet rich in fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, seafood, nuts, seeds and legumes such as lentils.

Diet for boils

This gives your body the best chance of fighting off infections and not getting any more boils once you have made this bad boy disappear.

Boils are not actually contagious but the bacteria that causes them are.

Therefore keep the boil clean and protected at all times, especially if you are in close personal contact with someone.

They are more likely to get a boil if they themselves have low immunity and if they come into contact with the pus once it has burst.

It is therefore, best to avoid skin to skin contact with another person until the boil has burst and been completely drained.


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