11 Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Boils

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11 Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Boils

Boils can be intolerable when they suddenly appear on your skin. They can range from small harmless pimple-like swelling on your face, to large and purse-filled bumps on your neck or under your armpits. The uncomfortable feeling that results from a stubborn boil can prevent you from enjoying the freedom of moving around, or wearing that favorite sleeveless outfit. Whether it’s on the inner thighs, the neck, or the face, there are some simple remedies that can come to your rescue.

In this article, I will take you through some quick homemade remedies that can spare you from the embarrassment caused by boils.

Let’s get started. Here’s how to get rid of your boils…

Hot Compress

1. Use a Warm compress

First on our list is this simple warm compress that works by increasing blood circulation around the boil, thus helping the white blood cells kill the infection instantly. Here’s what you need to do.

You will need…

  • A piece of cloth
  • Some warm water
  • Medicated ointment


  1. Start by soaking the piece of cloth in warm water.
  2. Now squeeze the water out of the cloth then use the cloth to press over the boil. Do this gently and repeatedly until pus drains out of the boil.
  3. Afterward, clean the boil area and apply the medicated ointment. This will prevent any further infections in the boil area.


2. Use Milk

One of the oldest home remedies for all sorts of boils is milk. You can expect quick results by taking this quick remedy before an ugly boil takes over your life. Here is how to do it.

You will need…

  • A cup of milk
  • Three teaspoons of salt
  • Some bread crumbles


  1. You will have to heat up the one cup of milk.
  2. After it’s heated up, add the three teaspoons of salt to the milk and stir thoroughly. Make sure the mixture of the milk and salt becomes thick.
  3. Now add some bread crams to the mixture.
  4. Apply the paste on your boil. Do this several times a day for quick results.


You can also use flour to increase the thickness of the mixture. Alternatively, you can add some vinegar and a teaspoon of turmeric powder to milk cream. This mixture can then be applied to the boil for quick results.


3. Use Turmeric

For quick healing of the boils on the inner thighs, you can take advantage of a simple home remedy that contains some anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also contains some compounds that are known to relieve the pain caused by boils on your skin.

You will need…

  • Turmeric powder
  • Some Water


  1. This home remedy is a simple two-step process that starts by mixing some turmeric powder with water. Be sure to create a thick paste with your mixture and then apply the paste to the boil.
  2. Let the paste rest on the boil area for about 30 minutes before washing off the paste.
  3. You should repeat this process a couple of times a day until the boil bursts on its own.

onion juice

4. Onion

Another antiseptic agent that quickly gets rid of common skin infections is the onion. It also speeds up the healing process of a busted boil whenever its juice is introduced to the infected skin.

As much as it is irritating to cut through an onion, it sure is great to know that it doubles up as an antimicrobial agent. Here is how to use this secret weapon against boils.

You will need…

  • A fresh onion
  • A cloth


  1. For this home remedy, all you need to do is to cut the fresh onion into thick slices.
  2. Then place the thick slices on the boil and wrap the cloth over the onion. This will help the onion juice to get into your skin.
  3. Make sure you repeat this process several times a day so as to drain out the boil.

Epsom salt

5. Epsom salt

Epsom salt is known to be a great absorbent. It is a useful remedy that works by absorbing all the impurities caused by the boil, thus restoring bacteria-free skin. Here are the instructions on how to use this simple remedy.

You will need…

  • A quarter cup of Epsom salt
  • Two cups of warm water
  • A clean washcloth


  1. This process is quite easily done. You can start by dissolving the cup of Epsom salt in the warm water.
  2. Then dip the cloth into the solution before covering the boil with the cloth.
  3. Leave it for about 15 minutes then repeat the exercise to drain the boil.

You can also choose to take a bath in warm water mixed with a cup of Epsom salt. You can do this for about 20minutes three times a day for quick results.

Neem herb

6. Neem

Neem contains some antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it hard for bacteria to survive on your skin. When applied to a boil, the antibacterial agents can quickly help achieve quick results. Here is a simple process that will get you started.

You will need…

  • A handful of neem leaves
  • Some turmeric powder


  1. Start by washing and grinding the neem leaves to form a paste.
  2. Now add the turmeric powder into the paste before applying the paste the boil.
  3. Let it stay for 30 minutes before rinsing.

For quick results, do this 3 to 4 times a day. The alternative to this method is to boil some neem leaves in water, then washing the boil with the neem water 3 to 4 times a day.

benefits of apple cider vinegar

7. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is no doubt an easy home remedy for most skin infections. It does this by acting as an antiseptic that fights bacteria that cause boils on the skin. If those boils on your inner thigh have become too much, here is a remedy that will help you recover your beautiful skin.

You will need…

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Some water
  • A cotton pad


  1. Get started with this effective home remedy by first diluting some apple cider vinegar with water.
  2. Then use the cotton pad to apply the mixture to the boil. If you repeat this process severally, the boil will be drained in no time.

An alternative to this process is mixing the apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of honey.  You can apply this mixture to the boil area and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice daily to get quick results.


8. Cornmeal

Whenever you need a quick method to get rid of boils on any part of your body, cornmeal can turn out to be the thing you need. You can save yourself a trip to the dermatologist, by taking advantage of the absorptive properties of the cornmeal. Here is how to do it.

You will need…

  • A bowl of cornmeal
  • A cup of hot water
  • A piece of cloth


  1. You will have to mix a spoonful of cornmeal with water to create a thick mixture.
  2. After that, apply the paste to the surface of the boil before covering the boil area with a piece of cloth.
  3. Let it stay for about 20 minutes.
  4. You should repeat this exercise until the boil erupts draining the pus out.


9. Eggs

Eggs are known to contain iron that helps the blood supply fresh oxygen to the skin cells. They also contain properties that protect your skin from damage thus preventing infections that cause boils. To use egg white to cure your boils this is what you have to do.

You will need…

  • An egg


  1. Start this simple home remedy by boiling the egg then peeling it.
  2. Now wet the egg and cover the boil with it for a while before covering it with a cloth.


Egg whites can be used to heal the boils after the eruption and can also work well as beauty products due to the pore tightening ability in its properties.

Eucalyptus essential oil

10. Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is known for more than just its great smell, it has anti-inflammatory properties that make it one of the best remedies for boils. In fact, it goes beyond curing boils and works to remove acne and other skin infections. To get the best of this simple home remedy, here are the steps to follow.

You will need…

  • 25grms of elm powder
  • Eucalyptus oil


  1. Get rid of boils on your skin with this home remedy by first pouring three drops of eucalyptus oil into the 25 grams of elm powder.
  2. Then create a thick paste of the mixture by adding some water.
  3. After that is done, apply the mixture over the boil and repeat this severally until the boil is completely drained.


11. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is known to be a great home remedy for constipation as it helps induce bowel movements. Apart from this function, the brown-colored spice can also be used to get rid of boils on your skin due to its antiseptic properties. To use this home remedy, here are the steps to follow.

You will need…

  • Nutmeg powder
  • Hot milk or some warm water


  1. Start the process by mixing half a tablespoon of nutmeg to milk or warm water.
  2. Stir the mixture and then drink. Make this a daily practice until the boils start to subside.


You can increase the effectiveness of the nutmeg drink by using milk since milk also helps eradicate boils.


So there you have it. You now have no reason to get worried when that boils show up on your face, neck, or inner thigh. Make use of these quick home remedies to restore your skin’s beauty and maybe even escape the discomfort brought by ugly boils.

You can go ahead and share these tips and tricks with someone in your circle that needs them. You never know, you might just be having the solution they have been seeking. Also, remember to leave your thoughts about these home remedies in the comment section below.

Mandy Wang


Mandy Wang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor in China. She always loves to share useful methods to help people who are suffering from a different disease. In addition, She is also good at cooking different Chinese food. You can find all her recipes on her website http://ikeephealthy.com



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