What are Boils?
A skin infection that starts on oil gland or hair follicle, and at the beginning, the area where it’s infected turns red, and a lump develops. A couple of days or a week later, the lump changes color and becomes white due to the pus under the skin. Boils are not the same as acne or spots. They usually develop around the face, armpits, neck, buttocks, and shoulders area. While if it grows on your eyelid, it’s called a sty. The more serious cases, where several boils develop in the same area, it’s called a carbuncle.
What Causes Boils?
The leading cause of boils is the Staphylococcal bacteria, which enters your body through minor cuts in the skin or it travels down to the hair follicle. People with poor hygiene, poor nutrition, diabetes, low immune system, have a higher chance of being affected by this bacteria. In severe cases where you might start running a fever, your lymph nodes become swollen, the pain becomes unbearable, another boil appears, you must consult a doctor.
In the cases where a boil has just started to develop, you can simply use an ointment called Boil Ease, which works like a charm, and it’s incredibly easy to use.
You need to apply it to the infected area, twice a day, but no more than that. For children that are under the age of two, you should consult a doctor first.
Reading the reviews from people made me realize that some of them might have mistaken severe boils which require medical attention, with the ones that can be taken care of at home. Boil Ease is a brilliant ointment that does the trick when the boil has started developing, and it’s still at the earlier stages of development. If your symptoms become more serious, don’t take the chance of trying to handle it by yourself, visit a doctor.