I learned how to heal boils. I suffer from Boils and Carbuncles. I have had acne all my life.
The acne got so bad that a dermatologist had to treat me with Accutane in the 1980s. The Accutane treatment lasted for about 10 years but eventually the acne came back.
I was in the hospital with my first stroke in 2005. I was in my hospital room when I discovered what I thought was an acne breakout in my left arm pit.
This breakout seemed different. It grew quite large and it was horribly painful. The hospital staff took me to see a dermatologist on staff who treated me with an antibiotic.
Heal boils and carbuncles with Tea Tree Oil.
The dermatologist seemed to heal my boil.
Did this dermatologist have the answer to heal boils?
The breakout seemed to go away and my arm pit appeared healed. Then a few years later the breakout came back with a vengeance.
The bump grew quite large. It was about the size of a quarter and the pain was very bad.
It seems my quest to heal boils suffered another set back.
I went to see my doctor who took a look. She said it appeared to be a carbuncle which are two or more boils that have combined.
I was prescribed the same antibiotic I previously used in 2005. However, the treatment didn't seem to work this time.
The boils calmed down a bit but did not go away. The doctor switched me to another antibiotic but that too failed to resolve the issue.
I went to see a dermatologist who put me back on the other antibiotic for a while. The boils went down but never healed. So the dermatologist put me on a third type of antibiotic for a longer duration.
Frustration with my adventure to heal boils.
Taking antibiotics did little good. The boil receded but did not go away.
The dermatologist said we would have to cut the boil open and drain it. I said I did not want to do that because that would not address the underlying issue causing the boils.
I went home frustrated. What could I do? The doctors' medicine didn't do much good. I decided to do some research on the Internet.
Searching the Internet
I educated myself on what boils are. I found a great article from the Mayo Clinic called Boils and Carbuncles which taught me what I needed to know about my condition.
Next, I looked around the Internet for an alternative remedy since antibiotics were not doing much good.
What I found was something I had never heard of called Tea Tree Oil.
I'm a natural skeptic but I really needed to find a solution. Apparently, Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil. It is also a natural antiseptic. It has been used for skin conditions for generations.
Tea Tree Oil
There is an excellent discussion about Tea Tree Oil in the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Tea Tree Oil has also been described as follows, "Tea Tree Oil is a pure oil, culled from the leaves of a tree native to Australia. Traditionally, it has been used as a topical agent for the skin. Traditionally used as a topical agent, our pure Tea Tree Oil is culled from the leaves of an evergreen tree native to Australia. This high quality formula is composed of less than 5% cineole and over 35% terpinen-4-ol, which qualifies for "Pharmaceutical Grade" as established by the Australian Tea Tree Oil Industry Association."
My experiment with Tea Tree Oil
I decided to try the Tea Tree Oil and it worked.
My boils began to heal in about three days. Also, the pain was gone.
After a couple of weeks of applying a small amount of the oil on the boils at night, they healed just fine.
So here is what I do to heal boils;
1] I wash the site of the boil with Dial Gold bar soap.
2] I put my finger over the open bottle of Tea Tree Oil and turn the bottle over.
3] I then take the small amount of oil on my finger and spread it over the boil.
4] I use as much as I need to completely cover the boil surface.
5] I do this daily even if there isn't a boil to keep boils from returning.
I finally learned how to heal boils.
Essential oils have strong odors. For example, the strong smell of lavender is used as an air freshener.
The Tea Tree oil does have its own unique smell which I do not find offensive. I apply the oil at night and by morning the smell is gone.
Every time a boil starts to form on another part of my body, I immediately treat it with soap and Tea Tree Oil. The oil is fast acting on new breakouts.
So now I have an effective and inexpensive solution for treating my boils.
Here is a link to the 100% Tea Tree oil I use:
Tea Tree Oil by Essential Labs.
100% Therapeutic grade Australian Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil.
Page review 12/31/15