How to Get Rid of a Boil

Many people get an occasional boil.  Sometimes we are not even sure what it is, but if we are lucky, it doesn’t get too big or painful.  Soon it is gone. Other people have more frequent encounters with boils.  The abscess or infection can become as large as a golf ball which eventually needs a […]

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How Do You Get MRSA?

If you have ever received the news from a doctor that someone close to you has contracted the MRSA virus, I’m sure you felt several waves of emotion coming at you at once.  Your questions came faster than you could speak.  What is MRSA?  How serious is it?  How do you treat it?  Can it […]

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Five Tips on How to Treat a Boil

Whether you are suffering from your first boil or just your latest one, boils are unpleasant.  Boils can also be dangerous if you do not know how to treat a boil with care. Professionals weigh in with their best traditional advice and treatment tips: 1.  Start Treatment Early Simple boils are able to be treated […]

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Pictures of Boils: Common Locations and Types

Well, I am sorry you are here.  Either you have a boil and are in some state of agony, OR you need a different hobby. Let’s assume you have a red and sore bump and are wondering if it might be a boil.  Seeing pictures of boils, some of the most common types, on other […]

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Boils Treatment – Acute Care, Skin Care Tips, and Nutrition

When you think of treating boils there are some homemade boil treatments you can use – like heat and hygiene. But how to treat a boil and keeping the boil from recurring is equally important which taking good care of your skin, having a healthy diet, and behaviors you can adapt that will keep the […]

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Maybe You’re Wondering: Are Boils Contagious?

According to Matthew Hoffman, MD at of Internal Medicine at Emory University: Boils themselves are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause boils are. Boils are skin infections, commonly caused by the bacteria in the family staphylococcus or by other bacteria. The bacteria manage to temporarily evade the body’s defenses and grow in a tightly defined area. […]

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What causes boils?

Many people wonder what causes boils. Others even wonder what is a boil? These are good questions to ask when you want to begin your journey toward being boil free. According to the MayoClinic: Boils and carbuncles are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under your skin when bacteria infect and inflame one or more of […]

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Boil Symptoms

You may be wondering if you have a boil or if you’re dealing with something else. Here are some online resources to help you decide:

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