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Boils (Furuncles)

Homeopathy for Boils on Skin, Back, Armpit (Underarms), Buttocks, Face. Treatment for recurring boils with homeopathic remedies and poultice. Boil Pictures.
Boils are bumpy, red, pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle that are tender, warm, and very painful. They range from pea-sized to golf ball-sized. A yellow or white point at the centre of the lump can be seen when the boil is ready to drain or discharge pus. In a severe infection, an individual may experience fever, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue. A recurring boil is called chronic furunculosis. Skin infections tend to be recurrent in many patients and often spread to other family members. Systemic factors that lower resistance commonly are detectable, including: diabetes, obesity, and hematologic disorders. Boils can be caused by other skin conditions that cause the person to scratch and damage the skin.

Boils may appear on the buttocks or near the anus, the back, the neck, the stomach, the chest, the arms or legs, or even in the ear canal. Boils may also appear around the eye, where they are called styes. A boil on the gum is called intraoral dental sinus, or more commonly, a gumboil. 

Name of the medicines commonly used according to similarity of sign and symptoms of the disease-characteristics and patient’s individualistic guiding symptoms with medicine:—
Amica mont,
Belladonna, Hepar
sulph, Lachesis,
Ledum, Lycopodium,
Merc sol, Petroleum,
Psorinum, Rhus tox,
Silicea, Sulphur etc.
Any other medicine may be used in this disease according to symptom-similarity of patient and medicine.
Characteristics and guiding symptoms of some medicines used in this disease are described below:

1. Amica mont: For a group of boils one after with suppurates and then depress at the top. Very another soreness, which eventually painful, oversensitive. Chilly. Restless.
2. Belladonna: When much redness, hot, tendemess and bum in boils which generally recur in the spring. Sudden and violent attack.Plethoric. Affected right side.
3. Hepar sulph: With hasten and mature suppuration, when pus is not decomposed and sensitive to touch. Sever pain relives by hot application. Chilly, and Very Angry oversensitive.
4. Sulphur: Prevents the tendency to boil habit. Buming heat on palm, sole and vertex. Hot patient, offensive and acrid discharge. Desires for sweets and aversion to milk. Restless..


• Avoid Milk, sweet, beef, hilsha, brown puty fish, bean, bringal

Updated: February, 14 2015

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