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Boil


About
Boils are caused by hair follicles becoming inflamed. This causes pus and dead tissues to build up. They are red, pus-filled, and painful lumps that can be quite large in appearance At the point that the boil is ready to break, one can see a white spot at the center. In a severe buildup, boils can spread. It is possible to an infected individual to experience fever and swollen lymph glands.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Before turning to an antibiotic for boils try more natural treatments first. Antibiotics do have side effects and overuse of these is not recommended.
  • Boils should be checked to see if they are characteristic of other serious infections. If a fever or loss of appetite accompany the boil this would be an indication of other problems within the body.
  • Do not purchase any of the over the counter antibiotic ointments to treat boils. They do not work.
  • If your boil is draining (more so on the face), the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic cream to treat it with. If not treated, septicemia or meningitis can develop.
  • Never squeeze or cut into a boil, if the boil needs to be incised see a physician.


Advice
  • Cleanse the body by fasting.
  • Important in easing pain you must bring the boil to a head by applying heat. One way is through a heating pad or a hot water bottle. You can also use a wet sterile or clean towel/gauze pad with warm water and apply 3 - 4 times per day for twenty minutes.
  • Never cover a boil with adhesive bandages. Do not exercise and or do any other activities until the boils heals.
  • Some boils are reoccurring, persistent, and very large. If this should happen, it would be best to see your health care provider.
  • To get the infection out you can take 2 charcoal tablets and water make into paste to put on the boil.
  • Wash and clean the skin several times a day and keep antiseptics.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin A
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Boosts immune system. Emulsion form is recommended, especially when using in high doses.
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Chlorophyll
Importance: Very High
Comments: Purifies the blood stream.
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Colloidal silver
Importance: Very High
Comments: Antibiotic. Disinfectant. Kills viruses, fungi, and bacteria. Aids in healing.
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Garlic
Importance: Very High
Comments: Antibiotic. Stimulates immune system.
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Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes quicker healing of infections.
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Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Boosts immune system. Emulsion form is recommended, especially when using in high doses.
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Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Anti-inflammatory. Boosts immune system.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Burdock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Acclaimed to be useful for treating boils, scurvy, & rheumatism. Used as far back as the Middle Ages and use has been continued by multiple cultures. Used to purify the blood and ease the pain.
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Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Challenged by clearing up the boil? Try using goldenseal as an antiseptic.
Cautions: If you are pregnant, it is not recommended that you use Goldenseal.
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Olive Oil Extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Middle Eastern cultures are well versed in using herbs for treatments and use this herb successfully in treating boils, as well as other problematic skin irritations.
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Pau d'arco
Type: Internal
Purposes: North America uses this herb from everything to a pain killer, an antioxidant, a parasite fighter, a treatment for fungi and viruses, as well as a treatment for boils.
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Echinacea and Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleansing the lymph glands is the primary responsibility of these two herbs.
Cautions: If you are pregnant, it is not recommended that you use Goldenseal. It is also not recommended for continuous work over one week. Contact your doctor for advice if you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma.
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Flax & Fenugreek
Type: External
Purposes: Simmer flax along with fenugreek and crush them into a mash to create a paste that can be applied to the boil to draw the pus out.
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Oat Straw
Type: Internal
Purposes: A key component of this herb is silica (silicon dioxide) which will assist in promoting a healthy skin and remove the inflammation of boils.
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Onion Poultice
Type: Internal
Purposes: An onion poultice will do a lot to drain the pus and infection out of the boil.
Dosage: Wrap pieces of onion in a piece of cloth prior to placing it on the boil.

Bee propolis
Type: Internal
Purposes: Propolis tincture will fight bacteria and viruses. Particularly beneficial is that propolis will not destroy useful bacteria like some herbs will but will assist the body in fighting off infection.
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Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: Red Clover is not only the state flower of the New England state, Vermont; it is also the national flower of Ireland. A solution of red clover will cleanse the blood stream, as well as the liver.
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Suma
Type: Internal
Purposes: Suma is beneficial for supporting the immune system & aiding the body in relieving pain and quickening wound healing.
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Tea tree oil
Type: Internal
Purposes: This herb is highly recognized as a great antiseptic for skin infections. The oil seeps into the inner layers & combines with the body's own body oils to clear up multiple skin afflictions including boils, insect bites, etc.
Dosage: 9-10 drops of herb to 1 quart warm water. Soak clean cloth in warm blend & place it on the affected area. Use for 30 minutes 3-4 times daily.
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