A Lot of us heard about the wonderful benefits of using turmeric. It is a miracle herb, but I think using turmeric for boils treatment is not widely known.
In this article, we will talk about turmeric as a quick and effective home remedy to treat boils. But first, we should know about boils, their causes, and their symptoms.
What are boils, causes, and treatment?
A boil is a common skin infection that forms under the skin. It is related to hair follicle inflammation and skin around, it is painful and causes skin redness around the infected area then a red tender lump is formed.
After a few days, pus starts to form under the skin and this tender lump becomes white, when it becomes bigger it is called an abscess.
It can appear in any region of your body but is common in the face, shoulder, neck, buttocks, eyelid, and thighs. If it appears in a group it is called a carbuncle.
Staphylococcus aureus is the type of bacteria that causes boils. It also may be caused by the clogging of sweat glands and hair grown under the skin.
Some factors increase the incidence of infection like shaving, bad hygiene, immune system disorder, diabetic people, excessive sweating, being overweight, malnutrition, and having skin problems like eczema.
A boil starts as a tough, red, painful lump at first and after a few days, it increases in size and becomes softer and painful. In the meantime pus form in it.
Unless you notice a high fever, swelling of lymph nodes, severe pain, or boils spread around the original one, you should see your doctor in this case.
There's no doubt that we're all looking for treatment now. A Lot of us prefer home remedies for this infection as it is repeated and very inconvenient.
Why do we use turmeric for boils treatment?
The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make it one of the fastest and effective home remedies used for boils treatment.
The active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin which has medicinal properties because it has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action that can fight infections like boils.
How to use turmeric for boils treatment?
You can use turmeric for boils treatment in two ways, topical or oral. But first, if you use dried turmeric powder found at markets you should make sure that it is from a reliable source and not mixed with yellow powder
It will be very good if you buy dried roots and grind them by yourself. This will make you achieve the best result.
Combine a tablespoon of turmeric powder with a few drops of water and it will be a yellow paste. Apply it directly to the boils twice daily.
To make this wonderful drink, boil half a teaspoon of turmeric and ginger in a cup of water or milk.
Add a little bit of black pepper powder as it contains piperine which is very important to increase absorption of curcumin in turmeric then let it cool and drink it twice daily.
This drink helps to prevent the recurrence of infection and improve your immune system.
Now after we talk about using turmeric for boils treatment as a quick and effective home remedy you should ask about when it will be necessary to ask my doctor for advice.
When should you see a doctor?
If you try using turmeric for boils treatment for about 10 days and you don’t see any improvement in your infection, your boils become bigger, forming new boils, having fever or you feel not good overall, this means you should seek medical advice as these are considered serious symptoms.
In the end, I advise you don’t ever try to drain and squeeze your boil by yourself or use needles to prick it as the infection will spread around your skin and infect other parts and your boil may become a big abscess, your doctor may do this operation if needed and drain your boils under sterilized media.
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