Two days ago, I saw a boil on Cass’ inner thigh. It was quite ‘ripe’ with yellow pus inside! She wouldn’t let me touch it as it hurt her a lot.
When I was a kid, I was very prone to getting boils on my butt, nose and forehead. My mum would ask me to put some hot water on a cup and use some cotton wool to ‘ripen’ the boil, with the intention of oozing out the pus. It was freaking painful!
For me, I treat all my pimples and boils with Melaleuca oil (pure tea tree oil) and Melagel (contains tea tree oil) from Melaleuca. These two ointments work like a charm, always!
After applying Melagel on the boil on Cass’ thigh three to four times daily for two days, the boil shrunk today! Cass was so happy that she need not have to see the doctor to have the boil cut.
I am so glad I was introduced to Melaleuca products. Melagel and Melaleuca oil are my miracle ointments. They are excellent for mozzie bites, wounds, problematic scalp (Melaleuca oil has successfully stopped the itching on my ultra sensitive scalp), open wounds, ear infection, chapped lips, cracked heel and much more.
On day 3, I ran hot water on the boil and tried to squeeze the pus out during my shower. It took me almost 10 minutes before I finally saw very tiny amount of pus oozing out. Gosh, I felt victorious and relieved… relieved that I don’t have to go under the knife to have the pus removed!! Though very little pus came out, I could see that the size of the boil had shrunk. The pain was also lesser. Today is more than a week since I squeezed the pus out and my finger has healed completely with no more pain.
Today is the 3rd or 4th day the boil appeared on my left forefinger. The ‘head’ looks more pronounced now as it is now yellowish and looked almost ‘ripe’. I tried to prick it open to squeeze the pus out but GAWD, it’s frigging painful! My hubs has been nagging me to go to the doctor to have the pus squeezed out. But but, I am chickening out. I am waiting for the boil to shrivel and the pus to slowly ooze out or gets absorbed by the body (is there such a thing ah??). Anyway, the pain today is lesser than yesterday. I am quite confident that the boil will shrink and that the pus will ooze out by itself, otherwise tomorrow I will try to be more daring and try to poke poke it again until it breaks *OUCCCCHHHHH!!!!*
Remember my post on my left forefinger being snipped by Baby? The wound has healed nicely now but unfortunately, there is now a boil next to the wound. And it’s hurting me badly. I wonder how a boil would grow on my finger as I have never had a boil on my hands before, never in my life, though I used to have boils under my eye, under my nostrils or on my bump when I was a kid. I suspect that dirt must have gone inside through the open wound, especially when I washed Baby’s poopie bump. My hubs suggested that I go to the doctor to have a look BUT gawd, I am terrified that the doctor would snip the boil to remove the pus. Oh God, I am so worried now! I hope that the pain and swelling would subside tomorrow.
When I was a young girl (before turning into a teenager), I used to have frequent break-outs of very painful and huge pus-filled boils. I had boils on my buttocks, under my eyes, on my cheek and frequently had them inside, outside and on my nose! Back then, I wasn’t a health freak yet and hated to drink water… and loved feasting on junk food and sweets. That explained the frequent eruption of boils. Oh well, most kids hate to drink water but love junkies, don’t they? When I knew how to care for myself and realized the importance of eating healthily and wanted to have a clear complexion, the boils hardly attacked me but once in a while, I would still get them on my nose. However, those boils were usually not pus-filled.
Lately, I have been getting these boils again – inside and outside my nose, aargh! But thankfully they were not pus-filled, but they hurt like hell. I can only point my finger to the germs from Baby C’s soiled diapers. Ever since Baby C had her first UTI attack at 7 weeks, I have been sniffing her soiled diapers every single day, like 20 times a day! Go find a calculator to calculate how many soiled diapers I’ve been sniffing for the past 14 months. But those soiled diaper-sniffing sessions have been life-saving. At the onset of foul-smelling pee in Baby’s diapers, I would bring her to the pediatric nephrologist and make her drink gallons of water to flush those pesky bugs out.
When I had those painful pus-filled boils with big heads decades ago, my mum would ask me to use a cotton and dip it into a cup of hot water mixed with salt water. This would induce the ‘head’ to erupt and the pus to flow out. Once the pus is evacuated out, the pain would also subside and the swelling reduced as well. But this treatment is frigging painful!
I did a google search and found these home remedies to treat boils from www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Boils.html :
Garlic and Onions have been proved to be among the most effective home remedy for boils treatment among several other remedies. Onion juice or garlic juice may be applied on boils externally to ripen them, break and evacuate the pus. Juices of both these vegetables can be mixed in equal quantities and applied on the boil for beneficial results.
Bitter Gourd is also an effective home remedy for blood filled boils. To treat boils, a cupful of fresh bitter gourd juice can be mixed with 1 teaspoon of lime juice, sipped on slowly on an empty stomach everyday for a few days.
Milk cream remedy is useful in the treatment of boils. An excellent poultice for boils cure is, to apply a mixture of a teaspoon each of milk cream and vinegar with a pinch of turmeric powder. This helps to ripen the blood boils and heal them without letting them become septic.
Betel Leaves treatment for boils is a valuable home remedy. A betel leaf is gently warmed till it softens. Coat it with a layer of castor oil. Spread the oiled leaf over the inflamed part. Replace this every few hours. After applying a few times, boil ruptures and drains out all the purulent matter.
Cumin seeds are beneficial in the treatment of boils. Cumin seeds are ground to a paste in water. This cumin seed paste is applied to boils for beneficial results.
Margosa leaves have proven effective in treating boils. They can be either used as a poultice, liniment or decoction with positive results. To make the decoction, boil 15 gm of margosa leaves in 500 ml water till it is reduced by one-third.
For boils treatment, steep parsley in boiled water till it becomes soft and juicy. When it is comfortably hot, wrap it in a clean muslin or linen cloth and apply it on the boils as a poultice.
Applying turmeric powder on boils speeds healing process. In case of fresh boils, roast a few dry roots of turmeric, dissolve the ashes in a cupful of water and then apply over the affected areas. This solution aids boils to ripen and burst.
I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale
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