Sunday, June 29, 2008

natural herbs to prevent boils

Natural treatments for boils,Boils as "furuncles" in the medical field, are round, pus-filled bumps on the skin caused by a Staphylococcus aureus bacteria infection. The infection usually begins deep in the root of the hair follicle and works its way to the surface of the skin. Boils are very common, especially in children and adolescents.

Boils can be caused by stress, illness, toxicity, allergy, decreased immunity and thyroid imbalance.

Boils are red, tender, painful and appear suddenly. Fever and swelling of the lymph glands nearest the boil may occur. Without treatment, a boil will open, then drain and heal in about 10 to 24 days. With treatment, the life of the boil is reduced and its symptoms are contained and less severe.