Boils are localized tender,
inflamed, pus-filled swellings in the skin surrounded by large
red areas. They are infections of the hair follicles of the
skin. They are quite painful, particularly in areas where the
skin is closely attached to the underlying tissues, such as the
nose, ears, or fingers. They usually occur in teenagers and
young adults. The common sites for boils are the face, neck, and
At first a painful red nodule appears on the skin. This grows
bigger and then breaks down in the middle where the pus collects
.The painful experiences a great deal of irritation and itching.
There may be a single boil, or several boils in the same area or
in different areas at the same time. The swelling may not be
limited to one hair follicle but extend to several follicles.
When the boils ripen, they give out a discharge. Fever may
sometimes accompany the boils.
Boils may cause by staphylococcus germs, which enter the sweat
glands or hair follicles. The essential cause of this disorder
is thus bacterial. However, several factors predispose the
growth of bacteria in hair follicles. Of these, the chief factor
is a toxic condition in the blood stream, which is due to a
faulty diet and frenetic pace of living. Boils generally appear
when a person is in a run- down and devitalized condition.
- Betel leaves
- Cumin seeds
- Neem leaves
After the all fruit
diet the patient should adopt a well balanced diet with
emphasis on whole grain cereals, raw vegetables, and fresh
fruits. Further periods of a juice fast or an all fruit diet
may be necessary, depending on the general health level and
bodily condition of the patient.
A warm water enema should be given
daily during the initial juice fast or all fruit diet. This
will help to cleanse the bowels. Warm moist compress should
be given over the tender area. Other helpful treatment for
the boils are daily dry massage in the morning followed by a
cold sponge. Fresh air breathing exercises and outdoor
exercises are also essential for toning up the system. In
case constipation is habitual, all measures should be taken
to overcome it.