Home remedy and relief for boils around neck

(Last Updated: Jun 12, 2006)


Medically termed as skin abscesses, boils are essentially localized infections within the skin that will usually start out as being a reddened, tender area. Depending on the seriousness of the abscess, the growth will eventually turn into a hard, crusted inflammation on the skin. During this process, the human body - through its immune system, will attempt to combat the infection contained within the abscess and, as a result send a number of infection fighting white blood cells to the area.

While these white blood cells fight the infection, the 'pus' that they form inside the boil will come to a head that may be surgically opened to be drained or may burst on their own when the volume of pus inside the boil is too much to contain. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to the treatment of boils is that they tend to manually burst the boil. While this helps you drain the fluids contained in the inflammation - it is important to keep in mind that the wound is now open to other infections as well - something that could cause even more serious medical complications. Before getting into the details of home remedies for boils on the neck, face or anywhere on the body, it helps to understand and be able to identify the various types of boils that develop on the human body.

The first type of boils on the neck or other parts of the body are known as furuncle or carbuncle and are characterized by the fact that they may usually have one or more openings on the skin and are usually associated with the development of a fever and chills. These boils are usually caused by the bacterium staphylococcus aureus and they can usually be felt by running your hand over the area. Cystic acne, the second type of boils, is probably the most common variety and is the result of the oil ducts somehow getting clogged. These boils will primarily develop in the facial area and will most often occur during an individual's teenage years. Piilonidal cysts are the other type of boils and will usually develop in areas of folded skin such as in the crease of the buttocks. These boils are the development of infection being present in the area from where the root of hair grows.

Boils can be a development of a number of reasons, including environmental condition as well as the kind of chemicals that are used on your skin as a result of the cosmetic products that one uses. In a number of cases, boils can be the result of ingrown hairs as well as some foreign particle getting stuck in the pores present in the skin, thereby causing a blockage. When it comes to home remedies for boils on neck and other parts of the body, the use of garlic and onion is highly recommended because of the antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties that they possess. Onion or garlic juice should be applied topically on the boil in order to ripen them, thereby allowing you to surgically remove the pus from the abscess. Another very highly recommended when it comes to how to get rid of boils fast is the use of milk cream. All you need to do is apply a mixture of about one teaspoon each of milk cream and vinegar along with a pinch of turmeric powder. Just like with the onion and garlic treatment option, this concoction will help ripen the boil - thereby allowing you to drain it much faster than if you were to allow it time to ripen naturally. In the event that you have developed some blood filled boils in the neck area or anywhere else on the body, the use of bitter gourd in any treatment option is highly recommended.

This home remedy works on you needing to mix about one teaspoon of freshly ground bitter gourd juice with a teaspoon of lime juice and sip on this concoction slowly throughout the course of the day. This helps clean the bloodstream - thereby helping get rid of a number of impurities that may be present within. Cleansing your entire body internally is known to be one of the most effective methods of making sure that you get rid of most of the boils and abscesses that develop on your skin.

Undergoing a juice fast is highly recommended when you want to achieve this. To do this, you will need to consume nothing but orange juice diluted with warm water. You could follow this diet for a period of about 4 to 5. This can then be followed with an all fruit diet and vegetables that should be sustained for as long as possible. This is because of the face that the health benefits that these foods possess are countless.

answered by G M

In our article on Home Remedies for Boils we have some really good natural home cures that you can make use of.

answered by P P


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