Halloween – Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble. That’s whats boils do!
While some opt for the surgical lance for boils, did you know there is a Homeopathic lance too?
Boils are generally caused by a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and conventional treatment for boils is antibiotics or lancing which most of us would try only as a last resort. Homeopathy treatment looks at both the acute boil (current symptoms of pain, swelling and discharge etc) and the constitutional picture (if boils are recurrent).
Here are some top remedies to consider to “homeopathically lance” a boil when it makes an appearance.
The boil is in the early stage and the skin is red, hot, throbbing and very tender with violent stabbing pains.
This remedy helps bring the boil to a head and aid discharging. The boil is very painful, inflamed, red around the edge and feels very sensitive even to the slightest touch. The pain feels sharp or prickling. Useful when pus is developing and will help with suppuration.
For hard lump boils that are slow to develop, slow to come to a head, or slow to heal and disperse. Silica can help ripen the boil and assist expulsion of its contents.
Large painful boils with burning pains, better for warm applications. The person experiences a lot of anxiety and worry about the condition.
There are many other remedies suitable for boils so it is important to discuss the best prescription for you with your homeopath.
Bathe affected area every few hours with a solution of Hypericum and Calendula Tincture (5 drops of each) to half pint of boiled cooled water. Never squeeze a boil and if it drains, let it do so naturally.
Seek medical help if the boil is accompanied by severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, swollen glands, or if the boil is continuously discharging showing no sign of healing and the infection spreads.
Eileen Scullion Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths .
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).