Boils are known to be lacklustre and unpleasant, but they are relatively harmless. A boil is nothing but a small and callous red lump on the skin which is at times quite painful. Usually, this happens due to a particular skin infection which is caused by bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. This is the infection of the hair follicles and because of it boils starts to appear on your face, shoulders, neck, armpits and even buttocks. If a boil starts to develop on your eyelid, this is called a sty, and due to that sores and pimple start to appear on your skin. Boils often go away after a few weeks. But if you catch fever or the boil becomes very painful to tolerate or if the boil does not go away after a few weeks, then you will need to pay a visit to a doctor. But truly, there is nothing to worry about. We have listed top 10 home remedies that will enable you to get rid of boils as soon as possible.
1. Warm compress
Warm compresses soften the skin which in turn bursts the boil. In this way, it decreases the pain and lets out the pus. A warm compress is known to be one of the best cure for boils and sty. If you add salt to the warm water, it helps to heal the boil faster.
First, clean the affected area with warm water. Place a soft cloth in the water and place it on the boil to provide warm compression. Remember to repeat this process around two to three times a day for best results.