How to prevent boils
August 12, 2008
There are some precautions that one can take in order to learn how to prevent boils from forming and recurring. The regular use of natural soaps that contain herbs such as Neem can help preventing bacteria from building up onto the boils occurring skin. This reduces the chances for the hair follicles becoming infected and helps preventing the formation of boil. In some cases, the health care provider might recommend special cleansers to even further terminate the growth of bacteria on the body.
When the hair follicles present on the back of the arms or in the inner thighs are continually swollen, regular usage of some abrasive brushes during the bathing can be used to break up oil plugs those are there around hair follicles. There are many types of boils and how to prevent boils depends upon these types of boils. For instance, pilo-nidal cyst can be prevented by avoiding constant direct pressure or irritation on the buttocks region where local hair follicles become inflamed and later, give trouble. At this point, regular herbal soap and lukewarm water cleansing and drying is considered to be very useful. Regular consumption of natural blood purifier such as Haemafine Syrup also helps preventing boils and other blood/skin related disorders.
Here are few guidelines on how to prevent boils from getting worse or recurring:-
• You should not compress, itch, drain, or open the boils. Compressing or squeezing may insert the infection deeper into the skin turning boil worse.
• You should gently wash the area with natural disinfectant soap and plain water at least twice a day. Dry it well after rinsing.
• One can also put warm and wet cloths on the boils for about half an hour, thrice a day. It is better to do this as soon as boils are noticed. The heat and moisture helps the boil opening and draining naturally. However, it might take 5-7 days. A warm or waterproof heating pad can be placed onto a damp towel that help ripening the boil and heal faster.
• If the boils drain on their own, let them. Keeping cleanliness it two times a day with natural disinfectant soap and plain water is beneficial.
In some of the cases, where boils are out of control and have spread seriously, the health care provider might want to cut a small opening in the boil in order that drains the pus out. This is called as incision and drainage. They might numb the area first before putting knife on it. Sometimes gauze pieces are placed in the cut so that it remains open and keeps draining. Generally, if boils are not larger or excessively painful, home treatments could be effective to resolve the problem.