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Old 10-17-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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I noticed no-one has written on this issue since Feb but I thought I would let you know of my success. I too have had boils but on my face since I gave birth to my daughter 18 months ago. I tried absolutely everything natural, researched the internet for hours tyring to find a solution. I could keep it slightly under control but basically there was rarely a time in 18months that I haven't had at least one small boil on my face. I can eventually clear it up but while it is healing I will feel another one coming. Believe me I use everything natural, keep very clean, eat healthy, drinks lots of water, take lots of vitamins but nothing worked. I knew it was something inside my body that was causing the boils.

Finding my cure was purely by accident. I brought a bottle of detox capsules with the main ingredient being 'Burdock Root'. I knew in 2 days that the capsules were curing my boils. It has been 2 weeks and I have not had one boil on my face and every old mark, scab, bump and redness has nearly completely healed. I then looked up 'Burdock Root' because in all my research it was mentioned very rarely when it came to acne and boils.

It says that "Herbalists revers Burdock as perhaps natures best blood purifer that helps to rid the body of toxins and clear congestion from the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and urinary systems. It is said to soothe the aches and pains of arthritis, alleviate excess water weight and help to keep the skin clear and healthy. As a matter of fact, it is believed to help keep the entire body clear and healthy!"

So to anyone who has boils and feels that it could be an internal problem try 'Burdock Root'. Hopefully you have the same success I had. Boil free!!
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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another thing to check is have the doctor check for Celiac, or wheat/gluten allergy, my mom has celiac and has battled boils all her life, especially the last 5 years they are HUGE. She was hosptialized for 4 weeks last year due to one on her back , she couldn't see until it was 4" x 4" on her back, they had to surgically lance and drain it. The visiting nurse checks her every visit to make sure she isn't developing another.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Get tested for MRSA. My son went to the ER for a boil last week. He's never had one and it was a big, nasty thing. It tested positive for MRSA and he was put on Bactrim. It was lanced and drained and a wick was inserted.

If you're MRSA positive, you've got to get on an antibiotic and have the boil treated by a doctor.
This, this, this! You can tell it's MRSA by the yucky greenish/yellow pus that comes out. This is serious stuff.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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This, this, this! You can tell it's MRSA by the yucky greenish/yellow pus that comes out. This is serious stuff.
You can't tell MRSA by the color of the pus...pus by definition is greenish/yellow.

MRSA is staph that is resistant to methicillin related antibiotics...but its still Staph aureus.

Also, we ALL have Staph all over our bodies...unless it gets trapped beneath the skin it is not a problem. Most boils that are lanced and drained do not necessarily need antibiotics as well...

There is however a growing problem with skin infections and boils with community acquired MRSA which is typically sensitive to sulfa drugs like Bactrim. Especially high prevalence in dorms, locker rooms etc...
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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You can't tell MRSA by the color of the pus...pus by definition is greenish/yellow.

MRSA is staph that is resistant to methicillin related antibiotics...but its still Staph aureus.

Also, we ALL have Staph all over our bodies...unless it gets trapped beneath the skin it is not a problem. Most boils that are lanced and drained do not necessarily need antibiotics as well...

There is however a growing problem with skin infections and boils with community acquired MRSA which is typically sensitive to sulfa drugs like Bactrim. Especially high prevalence in dorms, locker rooms etc...
Thanks for the info...
We dealt with MRSA in our family for over a year...I know everything there is to know...unfortunately. There was an outbreak here that originated in a locker room at the high school.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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I would try homeopathy or essential oils, maybe not together as the oils can counteract the homeopathy.
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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I just read that they can be caused by a low level staph infection - this article said to go to the doctor to rule this out. My dad had them all his life, when I developed one under my arm I used Aztec Secret (Indian healing clay - buy at health food store) boy does ot draw out the impurities. I applied warm compresses and then the clay and didn't have it lanced (it did it on it's own) My doctor was flabbergasted. Regarding the staph - the article said to clean out your nose with hydrogen peroxide on a Q tip twice daily (and keep your hands off) I hop this helps somewhat - good luck!!
Oh - when you wash the clay off (leave it on overnight - or all the time soak it with warm clean washcloth then reapply - after it opened I alternated clay and or neosporin with band aid, and at times neosporin on top of the clay.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've got a boil now that will need a surgeon because I'm on Coumadin blood thinner. Boil is on my upper left leg.

John
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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To get ride of boils .first consult to dermatologist or you can do home remedies.you can maintain proper diet.honey is useful for treatment of boils.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:56 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I saw that this post is really old but I'll tell you what I do for my dd: sometimes she'll get one between her legs or her armpits and I'll clean it with hydrogen peroxide and then smear some oil of oregano on it. It takes a couple of days but it heals up nicely. I do that routine about 3x/day. BTW, these are not ingrown hairs. It may be that she has a staph problem but I haven't seen any other signs of it and she's had just 3 boils in her life. I've heard of people who have staph in their blood and they've been able to control the symptoms with a greatly improved diet--I think the key is to lower the sugar intake.
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