Boils

A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or gland. The medical name for one boil is a furuncle. Several boils or furuncles appearing in a group are called carbuncles. The most common place for boils to appear is the face, shoulders, buttocks, neck, and underarm. Boils are generally red in color and tender to the touch.

Cause of Boils

The staphylococcal bacteria cause boils. Generally, the bacteria enter the body through cuts or openings in the skin and settles into the hair follicle. This bacteria are generally picked up through person-to-person contact. Locker rooms and gyms are common culprits.

Persons suffering from Diabetes and immune system problems are especially susceptible to picking up the staphylococcal bacteria. Poor hygiene and nutrition are also factors that can affect your risk of contracting these bacteria.

Symptoms

Boils begin as red, tender bumps on the skin. They are generally around a half-inch in size. Gradually, they will become larger, less solid, and painful. A pocket of pus will form on the top of the furuncle, which signifies infection.

Other serious signs of infection are:

  • Multiple furuncles (carbuncles) form in the same area.
  • Fever
  • Swollen Lymph nodes
  • Skin surrounding the area becomes red, swollen, and warm

If these symptoms occur, you may need emergency attention.

Natural Healing and Dietary Intervention for Boils

Lifestyle and diet play a large part in the development of boils. The first step in treating boils is changing your diet. Following a healthy diet filled with natural, organic foods and avoiding meat, dairy, and refined grains is key. Be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid junk foods at all costs.

Consider adding more raw foods to your diet. Raw fruit and vegetable juices are extremely healthy and a great way to add health and nutrition to your diet.

Detoxifying your body is necessary to elevate all of its functions. Try performing our Full Body Detox a few times per year to assist with this. When your body functions more efficiently, you will be able to fight sickness and disease much better.

If you currently are suffering from boils some helpful home remedies include:

  • Apply a warm compress to the affected area. This will help soothe the pain and help draw the infection to the surface.
  • Gently wash the area with antibacterial soap to keep the skin clean.
  • Avoid friction and excessive contact with the boil.

Do not under any circumstance attempt to pop or drain the boil yourself. The boil will drain itself naturally with repeated use of a warm compress. The key to healing and preventing future boils is changing your diet and changing your thoughts on healthy living. Additional articles on healthy eating and living can be found on DHerbs website.

No matter if you currently are suffering from boils or you just want to prevent the condition, you can heal. Follow the guidance and information above, live your life in a healthy way and you will heal. In healing naturally, patience most definitely is a virtue.

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Related Questions

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    Q: Hello, I keep on getting those pus like boils in my underarm area. Is there anything you would recommend me to use to keep them from coming back.

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    Detox your body every 3-4 months with the FULL BODY DETOX. Use a natural deodorant (brands are listed in ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUALunder E-Books on our site). A few brands include Ayurveda, Peelu, and Nature's Gate. Avoid using commercial brand deodorants and antiperspirants! Change your diet: go raw food (75%) and vegan (25%)! I will do an article on â€BOILS†soon!

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    Q: I was having issues with puss and blood filled boils on my vaginal walls and I constantly went to doctors who told me that It wasn't an STD but they could never tell me what it was. I finally went to a different office and the results of my culture came back stating that I had MRSA. I was then prescribed Bacterium DS, which is antibiotic containing sulfur. I took this and I didn't seem to have any issues for a while. Now I recently had a boil on my finger and on my back and I have a vaginal discharge, which a different doctor has diagnosed as MRSA (which I thought I was rid of). She also subscribed the Bacterium DS but this time the symptoms did not subside. Please let me know what you suggest for this ailment as the boils are painful and the vaginal discharge is causing much discomfort.

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    Please read: â€BOILS†and â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGEâ€.

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    Q: I am a 38 year old african american woman who has never had a child, the reason is I have keliods all of my body the are bad on and around the upper body area, and I have infections that come and go the infections get very bad when I have a outbreak they break open giving a very nasty oder. These infections come with boils and nasty yellow-green pus that has a bad oder. I also have boils and infections between my legs. I want these keloids to be gone is there any thing I can do to get rid of these keloids and infections once and for all. Please help me your my last hope.

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    First perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE! Change your diet to raw foods only (for 30 days). Then incorporate the vegan-vegetarian diet. NO MEAT! NO DAIRY! NO PROCESSED FOOD! Bathe in hot water, 2-3 boxes of sea salt! Daily! Drink vegetable juice 2-3 times daily (make sure you use parsley and cilantro). Rub your body down with Dherbs OZ OIL after every bath.

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    Q: Is there a detox available that will help someone that suffers from boils constantly?

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    YES, THE Full Body Detox (WHICH MAY HAVE TO BE TAKEN OFTEN TO HELP ELIMINATE BOILS).

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    Q: Do you offer a product for re-occurring boils?

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    Yes! Read our article on â€BOILSâ€. You can find it under ARTICLES!

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    Q: I was diagnosed with lupus in 1992, and have tried a number of things to fix what I broke. I am on the 5th day of raw foods, and today my hands started itching, and I now have small painful boils. Is this a form of detox? I am currently on 5mg Prednisone, Plaque nil, Celcept, and Lisinopril. I have been on Prednisone since Jan 2007 after I almost died from a bad lupus flare. Can you give me some suggestions?

    A:

    Goodness, Raw foods and drugs is not a good mixture. You are having a reaction. See, the raw foods are good as they alkalize the body and the medication you're taking is acidic and very bad for you. Drugs don't heal. God made the herbs for medicine (Ezekiel 47:12), and for the healing if the nations (revelation 22:2), not drugs!

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    Q: I have a condition called dissecting cellulites of the scalp. I've tried a number of remedies related to boils, but the condition never completely heals. The dermatologist has me on an antibiotic (Solodyn 90mg) and a shampoo (can't think of the name) I don't like drugs 'but it seems to be working this time, but I feel they will return. I have been dealing with this for several yrs. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    A:

    CHANGE your diet! Your body is too acidic and needs to be more alkaline. Eat more alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables to balance your pH.

    You can also perform the Full Body Cleanse your body 2-3 times a year to help your body eliminate toxins that are accumulating in your system and causing your body harm.

    Use a natural shampoo (i.e. from Aubrey Organics). We list plenty of good natural shampoo companies in our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual (on sale for $11).

     

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    Q: I have a problem, I had a boil my groin area, around early Feb. I Went to the doctor, and he told me I had staff infection. He gave me some antibiotics. This made it worst. I went back, and they gave me more antibiotics, and ointment. After a week it seemed to be working, but it started to make me itch, and a rash came on my penis. The rash went away, left dead skin, and came back. It seems like jock itch. What herbs can I take?

    A:

    Beloved! Perform the Full Body Detox, followed by the Total Male Cleanse!

    Product Links:
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    Q: I have consulted my doctor and he said I have a bacteria infection in my cerebrum (brain) it is airborne it is contagious it can be picked up by people who is close to me it effects my heart and liver kidneys. I want to know what is the best product to buy to get rid of this infection I had it for months and I want to know, what must I do to get the healing that I need?

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    You should perform the Full Body Detox (for 3 weeks), change your diet, change your thoughts (positive thinking), change your lifestyle, and environment (if possible). This condition can be healed if you believe it can.

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    Q: I have read your article on "CALCULI: KIDNEY, BLADDER, AND GALL STONES". The question I would like to know is would the natural remedy you listed in that article also help with salivary stones. I have had problems with this for over twenty years now. I have had one of my submandibular gland removed due to the duct had become blocked and the swelling wouldn't go down. The doctor said that both glands had stones in them but they only removed the one. I still am having problems with the other gland and in constant pain. I have tried a lot of things to try to rid it or to ease the pain. I just want to be rid of the stones, the swelling, and the pain for good without having the gland removed. So again will this work for salivary stones.

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    You can use the product for salivary stones! GO FOR IT!

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    Q: My mother is toxic and I have convinced her to go get a series of colonics. We tried detoxing with pills and she broke out with painful boils. However she lives in Spartanburg, SC and we can't seem to find anyone who does colonics. Can you give me a suggestion on how to find someone or another alternative?

    A:

    Go to our "ALTERNATIVE HEALTH DIRECTORY" (see MORE SERVICES on Home Page) page on our website and go to the COLONICS section and check for your state or enter a zip code and see what comes up!

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    Q: I was online searching for some natural treatments for hair growth in Black Men when I came across your article. I must say that I believe it was so on point that I decided not to look any further. I'm 44 years of age and started noticing my hair thinning when about 12 years ago. I was one of those that you wrote about in your article chasing a lifestyle that is no longer an interest to me. I did fall into some bad habits that were not good for my health off and on over the past 15 years or so more off than on. My body type I would describe as athletic. I'm tone, and strong when I exercise regularly. I'm about 150lbs @ 5'11". My diet is mostly vegetables but from time to time I feel I have to eat fish or chicken. Not necessarily prepared in the healthiest way I'm sure. I just got out of one of my "on" spells so to speak. Meaning the drinking of beer and cigarettes. I've been smoking and drinking beer now since September 2006 after not having done anything but live healthy for six years before that. As soon as my wife and I came back to the states and started working and runnign again these old destructive habits appeared again in my life. I only blame myself though. Right now my hair and skin suffer from the chemical poisoning from the habits that I just mentioned. I am prepared to take your advice about righteous living to heart and start fresh again. Is there a mild remedy that can work with me to stimulate the re-growth of my hair in the spots where it is balding in that classic balding pattern? I am generally very healthy when I doing right and even now rarely get sick. But my sickness manifest in stress and bad habits to num the pain of having to live this way when don't really want to. I quit the job that I've been working for the past 4 years for that reason and have been blessed to have some time not to grind everyday chasing after money. Now is a crucial time of healing for me, and I must take full advantage of the time. Moderation is in order for whatever you can suggest for me in the way of herbal remedies. I am sure that you can prescribe a simple overall regiment for my overall health based on what I have shared with you with an emphasis on the hair and skin. Again, thank you for writing the article. Call or write. The sooner the better.......Thank You!!

    A:

    I would say first detox with the FULL BODY DETOX and get your diet right CONSISTENTLY! Constantly clean your temple! This is key! Next, perform the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. After this, do a daily regimen of HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, KHEMETIAN GOLD, and MSM SULFUR. Forgive yourself of past self-inflicted harm! Stop worrying about your hair loss. Start visualizing your hair growing back. If you can see it, you will achieve it! The mind is all and problems and remedies begin in the mind! BTW: we offer phone consultations if you're interested.

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    Q: I would like to know what herbs you advise I should take for: healthy skin/even skin tone, hair growth and weight loss. I am pregnant at the moment but I would like to use herbs in approx 10 weeks. I am from England, I'm A 25 year old black woman who is beginning to take my health seriously! what foods do you advise I take out of my diet?

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    Please read our "PRE-NATAL HEALTH" article for the answers you desire! This is a common inquiry for us so we created an article on the subject matter.

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    Q: First let me just say that I love this site. It has given my goddesses and I true alternative. For some reason during this season we have been experiencing the announance of staph infections. The MD doctors have no clue or not clear in explaining how a person even contracts this infection but I know that it has to be food related. The body is perfect until it is contaminated by the foods we eat. At present I have a painful byte that I know is probably now a staph infection. It has swollen and turned red around the affected are. Is there any product that you have available that can assist me with this? I am two steps away from going to the MD but I know that he will only give me a temporary fix (poison) of which I do not even want in my system. Please advise!! My body is in a bind. I am still in transition from the flesh diet but this has definitely pushed me closer to vegan. Thanks in advance.

    A:

    Glad you found and like the site. Listen, for "STAPH INFECTION", we have an article already dedicated to this subject whom you can find in our articles section. It offers remedy and recourse. Please visit our articles section. Contact us again if you have additional questions!

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    Q: My question is about hair loss. I am a 45 year old African American female. I started losing my hair about 15 years ago. I specifically remember unusual symptoms before it started to fall out. First, my entire scalp had a burning sensation, and it was very tender to the touch. It was very difficult to brush, comb and wash. Then after that, I am not sure how much longer after, but a dry patch of skin developed toward the back of my head (approximately 1 inch in diameter). I was able to peel it off and pull it through the strains of hair (very weird). That happened a couple of times and not too long after that, my hair started to fall out in large amounts for a fairly long period of time. At the moment I would say that I am mostly bald with hair mostly around the edges. Also I would like to mention that hair started to grow on my chest BUT I started to lose hair in my vaginal area. Sorry if some of this sounds sketchy but it's been 15 years!! I will try to give you a little bit of my history. I am 5'8" and 135lbs. I would say that for the most part, I have been an athlete all my life. My menses were very irregular sometimes and/or absent for long periods of time. When my menses were present, I had very bad cramps and clotting. My menses are now very regular and I hardly have any cramps, my flow is light and very little clotting. I would have to say that it is now a pleasure to have my "period". This also might be a result from switching my diet to a vegetarian diet. I have been a vegetarian for about 16 years. I would say 20% is dairy, but after reading your articles, I am trying my best to become vegan, hopefully even a raw foodist. I also eat tofu. I have never had hair problems growing up. I did get relaxers, but only twice a year. I have had my appendix removed when I was in elementary school. My bowel movements are usually once a day. (I know it needs to be 3.) So anyway, I have been to a couple of medical doctors to no avail, so now I am coming to you. I just received the following products from your company today (10-06-08). I am looking forward to using them. - MSM SULFUR - ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD - COLON FORMULA - HEALING HERBAL TOOTH POWDER - HAIR OIL One last note: I have had maybe one cold in the last 3 years. I can't remember the last time I had the flu. So thank the Lord, my health has been pretty good. Thank you for reading about my situation and hopefully you can shed some light on what is going on with my body.

    A:

    Have you read the 2 health articles on hair ("HAIR PROBLEMS" and "BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIR")? If not, please read these articles for remedy and recourse. Also, read our article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER"."

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    Q: Hi, I have two large bumps in my pubic area that my doctor said it's from an infection of my hair follicles caused by my squeezing and picking of ingrown hairs. The bumps sometimes get swollen and irritated and sometimes allow puss to be extracted. I had the problem 3 months prior to seeing a doctor. He wants me to take antibiotics and I don't want too but the problem is not healing by itself. What do you suggest? (I've recently used your FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMENand currently uses your IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULAand THYROID FORMULA). Thank you for your help!

    A:

    You could simply stop picking at the hairs and also stop worrying about it. It's a prime case of cause and effect! It's ready to heal. Just stop doing the action that leads to the result! You might want to read my article on "DANGERS OF ANTI-BIOTICS". Those things are useless.

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    Q: Hi, I have been suffering from a dull pain the testicular area for over 2 years now. I have seen 2 urologists that have confirmed that I have enterococcus bacteria in either the prostate of genital area based on semen culture. I have also done testicle ultrasound and CAT scan of the area with good results. One of the urologist said that I have an inflamed prostate (prostitis) there was some varicose veins when ultra sound was done but the urologist continues to give me long term antibiotics. Some my symptoms have been dull pain in the testicular area when I need to have a bowel movement. low energy, moody, memory loss, irritable, confused, brain fog etc. I use to have a health sex drive but now my sex drive is really low. A bit of erectile dysfunction but I think that comes more from having the pain all the time and anxiety. I don't know if this is possible but my penis seems to have reduced in size when erect. The doctor ask me to try some cialis for the ED which I did for a short while but decided I needed something natural because of the long term problems of using those medications. I have had long periods of stress from a bitter business relationship about 2 years ago. My concern is that every time I go to the urologist all they want to do it give me antibiotics and that doesn't seem to be working. I am concern of the other organ damage caused by taking long term antibiotics. Is there an alternative you recommend? I have been looking at your Anti- virus treatment. I am 30 years old.

    A:

    I would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOXfollowed by the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. Read some of our free health articles too on male reproductive health. Healing begins with knowledge!

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    Q: I've been doing raw for about 28 days and I am on day 9 of the FULL BODY DETOX. I have noticed that my hands are orange occasionally. This also was present before doing the raw fast and detox as well. I looked on your website to see if you had any articles pertaining to this but didn't see any. I have read up a little on jaundice, but I experience this only on my hands (palms only, not in eyes or anywhere else). 5 or 6 years ago I was experiencing pain in my liver area and began changing my diet. Shortly after that I went to see an acupuncture therapist for a back injury (car accident) and he asked had I'd been experiencing pain anywhere else and I told him in the liver area. He treated me for both. I never have pain in my liver area again but was unsure what the orange hands are all about. I don't know if that is too much information, but I'd really appreciate any information you can give me on this issue.

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    Orange or yellowish hands or feet denote TOXICITY. The body is toxic, especially the liver and needs to be cleansed periodically. Give the FULL BODY DETOX a try! Soak your hands in hot water (as hot as you can bear it) and 1 box of sea salt for about 30 minutes daily. I had this problem some years ago. I was going through times, had been through so much. I went and got a manicure one day and the Asian lady could read palms and told me I needed to relax. I had been doing everything by myself for a long time in life and needed to rest. She kept emphasizing rest. While this was true, my body also needed to detox. The anger in me at certain people and certain circumstances was stored in my liver (the liver stores anger). But in order to start a new life and live life anew, I had to work on my LIVE-R.

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    Q: hi I need advice right now I have a skin disease called hidradenitis suppurativa it’s a skin disease of painful puss like ab cyst that grows under my skin I went to see a physician and the physician diagnose me with a prescription called amoxicillin clavulanate potassium however it keep reoccurring. I had goggled up my condition and there seems to be no healing this condition from what I read happens to affect mostly women and African American women in which I am and to minimize the break outs laser treatment is to be an option but there is no cure the laser treatments is expensive and I don't have that kind of money for that I want a natural way of healing it out of my body what would you suggest that is more natural to take for my condition Thank you.

    A:

    All the information you require is in our article â€SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDERâ€.

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    Q: Peace. First off I would like to say that I am in love with your site. I started my children on a vegan diet last year, but they're lacking a very large amount of nutritional needs, including myself. I saw yours children's multivitamins, will it be strong enough to get my children back on a healthy tract? They're age 2,4,and 5. One more question. I ordered the full body cleanse. I also have an issue with my skin. I have cysts all over my body covering some of my hair particles and when they come to a head, besides the pain, its full of puss n there's a large amount of baby fine hairs that come out with it. I've been suffering with this since I was 14 yrs old. Can you help my situations?

    A: A vegan diet provides all the nutrients one needs. Be sure that you're all consuming a good amount of fruits and vegetables, as these foods predominately provide all the nutrients that the body needs. You can give the children the multivitamin to help boost their immune system. We recommend doing the Full Body Cleanse first, followed by the 10 Day Blood Cleanse. Severe skin issues are related to a problem within the blood, cleansing it is best. Continuing with the Blood and Lymphatic formula is also ideal. Please take time to read the following article: Skin Disorder = Blood Disorder -http://www.dherbs.com/articles/skin-disorder-252.html Product Links: Full Body Cleanse - http://dherbs.com/store/full-body-cleanse-p-1.html 10 Day Blood Cleanse -http://dherbs.com/store/10-day-supreme-blood-cleanse-p-448.html Blood & Lymphatic Formula -http://www.dherbs.com/store/blood-lymphatic-formula-p-9.html