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How to get rid of Boils?


A boil is a red skin eruption that occurs just below the surface of the epidermis. Boils are usually characterized by symptoms such as burning and itching, fever and diabetes in some extreme cases. Boils generally develop as red swells that turn into painful bumps gather pus, burst and heal. Your face, neck, breasts and genital area could be easily affected by boils.

Different causes of boils   

There are too many reasons for the formation of boils. A common cut infected by a hair follicle or using strong antibiotics over a period of time could cause boils. However, the commonest factor responsible for boils is staphylococcus aureus or staph.

Staph is a kind of parasitic bacteria that normally lives in your skin and causes no problem beyond slight itches. However, when you are getting boils due to staph, it implies you have a serious bacterial infection and should undergo certain tests.

Types of boils

Boils may occur in various forms. When a boil is caused by the infection of a hair follicle, it is called a furuncle. Similarly, boils caused by a staph infection are called carbuncle. These usually occur in clusters and need immediate medical action to prevent scarring.

Easy ways to treat boils

Keeping the infected area clean is the key to treating boils. You could use moisture and heat compresses or soak the boils directly in warm water to reduce pain. Alternately, you could drain the boil and wash the wound with antibacterial soap, applying iodine afterwards to stop spreading of infection.

You could also apply ointments containing Vitamin A or E for quickening the healing process. You can avoid boils by cleansing the surface of your skin regularly. In severe cases, you should consult a doctor who may perform a minor surgery to cure boils

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