Home Remedies for Boils
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Boils are painful red-colored, round-shaped swellings which are full of puss. boils can attack in any parts of the body, mostly neck, waist, thighs, face, etc. These boils are quite painful and irritating. This article will explain in detail about the various effective ayurvedic, home remedies for the treatment of boils.

  1. What Causes Boils
  2. Symptoms for Boils
  3. Home Remedies for Boils
  4. Balance Diet for Boils

What Causes Boils

The main cause of this painful disease is growth of staphylococcus germs. These germs enter into the body through sweat glands. Another reason for boils is increase in level of toxic substance in blood. This can be due to improper bowel movement, unhealthy food style, excess alcohol consumption, or due to some chronic diseases.

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Boils Symptoms

The main symptom of boils is small red balls appear on the skin. Slowly, these red balls become big with a small mouth at the center, where puss accumulates. With the passage of time these balls become stiff, and the surrounded area also become hard and red. Patient may also suffer from fever because of severe pain.

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Home Remedies for Boils - Boils Treatment

Boils really are painful and irritating. Given below are some of the easiest and effective home remedies for the treatment of boils.


One of the most effective home remedy for the treatment of boils is garlic extract. Garlic, in fact, is the best ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of many severe diseases. Gently apply garlic extract over the boils. This extract will help in killing germs, and will help in releasing out the puss. It is also said that taking 2-3 garlic seeds in diet is also an effective step. One of the useful home remedies for boils.


Onion is another effective medicine. Apply onion extract over the boils. This plays the same role as garlic. Patient also should take raw onion in their diet. It is also said that both garlic and onion extract together can also be applied over the puss.

Milk and milk cream:

Other home remedies for boils include milk. It may sound strange, however, milk cream applied over the boils helps in softening of the boils, which opens their mouth so that puss could easily release out. Similarly, take bread slice and soak it in milk. Cover boils with it, after some time the boils will soften and puss will release out.

Parsley (a jmood ) leaves:

Parsley leaves or ajmood also plays vital role in treating boils. Boil parsley leaves, till it becomes soft. Wrap the boiled leaves in clean perforated cloth and put is over boils. This will help in release of puss by opening boil’s mouth.

Betel (paan) and Margosa (neem) Leaves

Betel and margosa leaves are some of the most effective remedies for the treatment of boils. Take 3-4 betel leaves and boil in water till it becomes soft .Gently put 2-3 drops of caster oil over it. Cover boils with these leaves. Similarly, boil 15-20 neem leaves in ½ liter of water. Allow it to boil until the mixture reduces to 1/3 of its constituent. Allow the mixture to cool and gently apply it to the boils. This will open up the mouth and help in fast release of puss. Repeat this for a week. This is one of the useful home remedies for boils.

Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd extract also has effective role in the treatment of boils. Apply bitter gourd extract over the boils. This extract will kill the germs, soothes the infected skin, and gradually helps in the releasing puss and blood. Sometimes patient may find difficulty in applying it over the boils, they can take this extract with lemon juice in the empty stomach, early in the morning. This should be taken till the boils are not treated. However, it is recommended to take this juice at least a week after the treatment so that all the germs should be killed completely.

Turmeric and cumin seed:

Turmeric is considered as the oldest home remedy for the treatment various severe diseases. Roast turmeric powder in low flame. Take 4-5 tablespoon of roasted turmeric powder and make a paste using water. Apply it gently over the boils. Turmeric helps in maturing the boils and hence fast release of germs and puss. This is one of the important home remedies for boils.

Similarly, mix powdered cumin seed in water and make a paste, gently apply it over the boils. This too helps in fast release of puss by killing germs and weakening the boils.

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Balance diet:

Balanced diet is very important to keep your body healthy and disease free. Patient suffering from boils should take special care about their diet. Patient suffering from boils should stay on orange juice for 7-8 days. During this period they should only take diluted orange juice 4-5 times a day. Once this orange-juice diet is over, they should be given green leafy vegetables, fresh juicy fruits, cereals, grams, etc. Patient however, should stay away from fried, oily junk foods and sweets and chocolates. They should not take caffeine and hard or soft drinks as well.

Apart from all the above mentioned treatments, here are some other important tips for treating boils

  1. Always keep your bowel movement healthy.
  2. Go for regular exercise and morning walk.
  3. Keep your body clean, use medicated, herbal soap.
  4. Avoid junk food; include green vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet.
  5. Clean boils with warm water, this will help in easy and fast relief of puss.
  6. Soak cotton cloth or tea bags in warm water and keep it over boils. This will sooth the infected area, open the mouth of boils so that puss can easily release out.
  7. Also keep tomato slice over the boils. The citrus juice in tomato plays important role it treating them.

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this site proved helpul to be...i frequently get boils on my body they are really painful....even doctor drained few of them...but i used garlic and onion on my boil ......which really gave lot of relief..infact this is best cure
#1 - Bhawna - 05/06/2008 - 19:07
Yes this is helpful....
#2 - Satish - 06/15/2008 - 00:04
I was concerned when my father got a boil this was very helpful information. I am going to try the remedys that were mentioned.
#3 - Carol - 07/14/2008 - 16:05
I get frequenty heat big boils in near my private parts and also I get itchy in the same area please help me by suggesting home remedy
#4 - Kala - 08/04/2008 - 13:02
I an really tired wid these boils it comes in every first week of the month. I usually drink more soft drinks. I will surely change my appetite from now.
#5 - Husain - 09/04/2008 - 16:44
I will surely try and get back!!
#6 - Unknown - 10/04/2008 - 14:37
i have a boil up inside my nose . it is so sore an painful . so please help me . by suggesting home remedy thanks susie
#7 - unknown - 12/26/2008 - 17:06
i hav boil inside my ear
it is really painful plesae suggest some remedies bcause i strongly belive in ayurveda
#8 - shilpa - 02/16/2009 - 06:05
Tumeric caps work wonders ! i was taking near 1800 mgs a day to clear up boils under my arm. they never drained they just healed in a matter of 2 days and were gone in 5. try it! lots and lots of tumeric ( ingested, topically, i am not sure ) my skin looks great i am sure this would work for acne to.
#9 - amy - 02/26/2009 - 00:15
Thanks for such kind of useful and helpful information. Go ahead....................................
#10 - Jimmy RayJit - 09/11/2009 - 04:53
I've got a red spot bulged out, hot and itchy about the size of a nickle, in-between my shoulder blades. It's quite painful. I just muddled a piece of garlic to a paste and mixed it with an OTC ointment containing benzocaine (which only relieves pain). After a hot shower I spread paste on a bandage and applied. I just don't know how long to leave it on. It's 8pm, I'll wait till morning and remove; I'll report back with a comment to let you all know how it goes.
#11 - Coyaba Kate - 09/12/2009 - 19:18
Hello friends
I had this heat boil..It was paining like hell..This remedy is very useful
Take besan,add oil,sugr and few drops of water and tie it tightly with a help of cloth or that big white bandage.I HOPE This will 100% be helpful
#12 - Madhuri - 09/20/2009 - 10:46
Its best 2 keep a hot towel on it an get yourself some boil ease
#13 - Jr. - 11/30/2009 - 00:43
these information are really helpful, b\'cos i suffer from boils frequently which pains like hell. thanks again !
#14 - veena - 12/08/2009 - 00:37
i have a boil inside my nose and my entire face mouth is swollen within a day. extremely painful. any remedies pls?
#15 - naveen - 02/04/2010 - 08:48
I hate boils. This is my fourth boil. I have tried everything from baking soda to salt meat. Tonight I will be trying a turmeric drink. Hopefully this works. I am changing my diet and starting to exercise. I hope after this boil, I will never suffer from this again.
Turmeric Drink- 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 8oz water then warm then add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 4-5 pinches of cayenne pepper
#16 - Emoniquej - 04/07/2010 - 15:40
i have a boil in on my elbow ...its sooo pain full gonna try the garlic n onion i do belive it a cause for my unhealthy eating witch is a cause for my improper bowl movement!so read up n use the info 2 ur best knowledge
#17 - pimpstrez - 04/25/2010 - 11:57
Boils normally occur on the face, neck, thighs, buttocks and armpits. Most of the boils will heal without the requirement for treatment within 2 weeks. Antibiotics are normally only required if there are complications, like the infection is spreading into the deeper layer of the skin. For the treatment for boils you can also use Boilx.
#18 - treatment for boils - 06/12/2010 - 07:28
i had 4 on my right thigh. 2 on my left thigh & a 3rd i'm trying 2 get rid of. d pharamists gave me antibotics 4 a week then some "tisane durbon" bitters. he never told me 4 how long 2 continue dis! but it is said 2 take up to 3 bottles until ur skin has become clear again. i'm in the tropics of st.vincent in d west indies, so i don't know if u ppl will get d "tisane durbon" bitters where u r. GOOD LUCK!!!
#19 - rossanna - 10/27/2010 - 09:13
Ok, I've seen so many comments here and I must agree with all of you. As we speak I have onion placed on two of my boils on my testicles. I have another one that was just lanced a couple of days ago, I am glad I don't have any in my face or neck. But all the ones that have come out are from the waist down. They are in fact very painful. I never knew about boils until now. At first, I thought I was sick with something else like HIV or something but then I went to the Doctor and after exams the Doctor confirmed the boils. They did a culture on my boil that she cut open and found out I had the MRSA bacteria, I am not sure if some of you have done it, but a culture would determine what type of bacteria you have. I am using antibiotic together with a special shower Gel that the Doctor suggested and it seems to be working. I haven't gotten a new one YET. In fact, the ones that I had are going away let's see what happens.
#20 - BoilMan - 10/29/2010 - 04:34
I have a boil on my left [@] lip. I've never had a boil before. The doctor gave me antibiotics, but the boil is just not coming to a head. I've tried hot towels, soaking in hot water, and black salve. any suggestions?
#21 - ronda f. - 01/28/2011 - 22:50
I just don't understand how this boil got into my system..... So painful within my private & armpit... Am so scared. Going through the symptoms for HIV I feel infected by the deadly desease... Am so scared to go for a test... Please what should I do? Somebody help!
#22 - Moses jigga - 07/09/2011 - 00:53
My son has a boil on his butt cheek. I gave him an oatmeal bath, what else should I do.
#23 - Yola - 10/01/2011 - 16:10
This all sounds like bullshit because it is.
#24 - Okay... - 10/01/2011 - 21:58
i got a boil on my lower lip. i ignored it thinking of an ulcer but it keeps on comming every 3rd 4th day. it gets filled with water. please suggest what shlould i do. and also at times i puncture it with my teeth. but it keeps on comming on the same position.
#25 - yoyo - 10/24/2011 - 04:34
Use Ben gay pads for boil they do work. Get the ones that heat. Really works!
#26 - Peejay - 11/02/2011 - 00:10
ive been suffering from boils for the past 2 months ive had 7 an now 2 more are forming im soooooo irritated by this shit i cant even sleep at night & thay only seem to form under my arm i thought giving birth was painful but dam this shit really hurts like hell & im tired of it ive been to the doctor for it but nothing seems to be working how will i ever rid thease boils &have them NEVER 2 return.
#27 - ms. RED - 11/21/2011 - 19:38
apply TOOTHPASTE (My case - Colgate), irritating for few mins, then becomes numb & puss comes out. clean with a cotton and that's it.
#28 - Ajit - 12/08/2011 - 09:51
Do these remedies really work? Please cuz Im Gavin boil trouble for the first time and its not fun. I can't walk properly cuz it's below my testy. I'm currently using antibiotic. It seem to wirk on the first day but not on the sec. And that's today. Help me please
#29 - Helpless boil - 04/30/2012 - 23:56
i have a boil on my tip of my nose its fully red pls help me out plzzzz what should i do?
#30 - raj - 05/02/2012 - 13:07
i have got heat boils all over the body i have also tried the above remeady but not got it cure kindly give me suggestion to cure this finally plit really painfull its increasing day by day pl give me the right medicen to cure this diseases
#31 - satheesh - 06/19/2012 - 10:39
have faith in vaitheeswaran near kumbakonam. try hepar sulph 200., 5 pills thrice for 2 days. follow it with silicea 30 after 2 days with hepar sulph 30 and echinaecea 30 thrice till boils break . Now use graphites 30 thrice 5pills with above medicines 2 times. If the symptoms are coming down reduce the medicines. god helps u
#32 - varahan - 09/18/2012 - 11:30
Use "orrepaste" or "kenalog" , available in the pharmacy , it's quite cheap too !
Works wonders , only applicable for boils inside the mouth !
Try it !
#33 - MCFC - 12/22/2012 - 04:14
You can use the Belledona Plaster (White Plaster with holes) on the boil. Keep it there for 3 days and remove the plaster. Without pain, without growing the boil bigger enough, you will be relieved from boils.
But i get the boils inside the nose and on the lip where I am not able to apply plaster :) :)
After suffering for 1 year and after moving to several doctors, i got to know about this plaster from an old lady :) :)
#34 - Kumar - 03/04/2013 - 10:47
I'm dying of dese boils over my labia majora,i'v been getting dem frm past 7 months,hv taken so many antibiotic courses,but dey jst dnt seem to go away.n nw this one is jst not bursting......i can die rathr than having it.....
#35 - Sahiba - 05/04/2013 - 05:31
Is there any relation between boils and diabetes??????????????
#36 - Fed up - 05/07/2013 - 09:22

All the information found here on this blog regarding multiple symptom relief for boils has been very helpful not only to me but also to many people out there who are suffering from boils. I believe through sharing helpful tips and ideas for any kind of diseases or illnesses is such wonderful thing to do.
#37 - Sandra Hall - 08/21/2013 - 04:48
I get painful boils all the time and. I found the quickest relief and getting rid of them
Is to use germolene, available every chemist ans supermarkets.. Apply the cream and put on a plaster ... By the morning remove the plaster/band aid and the pus will have been released. Also use a hot water bottle and place this on top of the boil with the band aid and this will quicken the process. You can also get germolene with anaesthetic properties which numb the pain until the pus is realised. Hot showers and exfoliating helps get rid of them reoccurring. Also for the ladies do not shave legs etc as many of boils are caused by Ingrowing hairs. Waxing is effective to reduce this.

A more temporary measure is to ask doctors to prescribe hibi scrub... Long term use not recommended however applying this instead of your normal soap/shower gel pops the boils a lot faster!

Good luck and I hope it is as effective as it has been for me!
#38 - Sonya - 09/12/2013 - 11:49
i have heat boils in upside of neck it mean's back side of head. pls help me by suggesting home remedy.
#39 - kumar - 01/30/2015 - 09:28
I m suffering from Boils and it cause pain like anything. I will surely apply home remedy on my boils. I hope it will recover soon. Thanks!
#40 - Esha - 09/07/2015 - 23:21
Here is a remedy I have used on my son when he gets boils . Mix a little bit of vicks vapour rub and a little bit of toothpaste any kind . Put it on a dressing and cover the boil . Give it awhile then check and you will see puss coming out . Clean and squeeze a little to help it come out . Then continue to dress until there is no puss left . This may take a couple of days . Don't forget to wear disposable gloves and wash hands after . Hope this helps .
#41 - Rita - 10/06/2015 - 04:52
I have had boils for more than 1.5 year now, first on scalp then from last 6 months, near nasal openings too. Antibiotic course helped but after a month of freedom from boils, my situation was same again. So just two weeks before, saw a vaidhya (Ayurvedic doctor), after holding my nadi(nerve/pulse) for just 10 seconds he could tell me that I was high on alcohol/cigarettes/Tea/Coffee etc (He was right.). Which has caused intense heat in my intestine and boils are just outer manifestation of that excessive heat. I've given up on alcohol/cigarettes/Tea/Coffee for 2 weeks now and my scalp is way better. Nasal boils are giving me trouble though and I'm going to try some external home remedies now.
#42 - Ravi - 01/20/2016 - 00:49
I have a huge boil. It takes up the size of my elbow. Very painful. I don't know what to do with it and I have tried all of these. I can't sleep at night it is so painful. When you touch it it feels soo sore. Got any ideas??????
#43 - Sarbear - 04/13/2016 - 09:00
I had these boils on my balls. One boil bursts and it's getting really painful any remedy for the bursting one?
#44 - Yokuzuna - 08/07/2016 - 00:43
I have a huge boil on my testis. Extremely Painfull!! What should I do?

#45 - piyush - 09/06/2016 - 19:25
If they persist go to your Doctor , you need antibiotics.Bactraban up the nose helps.The staf virus harbours in the nose so it good to contain it there.
#46 - Tony - 01/12/2017 - 07:41
Thank you for the information. The information you are providing here is really good. Boil is a common skin problem that causes red and painful nodules on the skin. I read about this condition on other sites too. They were providing Natural Home Remedies for Boils which are effective enough to combat this condition. Ayurveda has many powerful ingredients which help to aid many health problems. So, you can also try Ayurvedic Remedies for Boils to get rid of this condition effectively.
#47 - ananda king - 01/30/2017 - 04:48
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