Any pus-filled lump of infection beneath the skin is interchangeably referred to as an abscess or a boil. Technically, boils are a type of abscess, but not all abscesses can be considered as boils. Abscesses are generally larger and deeper than boils with redness and painful swelling over an area filled with pus usually caused by bacteria, parasites or injection needles. 1 in 10 people with a skin abscess develops another one within 12 months. It is more common in people who smoke or are obese. It is also more common in young people (aged under 30)

Skin abscess, also known as a boil, is the most common kind. Boils are superficial infections with a thin layer of skin over fluid caused by external factors such as splinters or bacterial entry. Boils are bumpy, red, pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle that are warm, and very painful, ranging from pea-sized to golf ball-sized with a yellow or white point at the center that becomes visible when the boil is ready to drain or discharge pus

CAUSES of ABSCESS/BOILS:

  • Immune Problems & Disorders
  • Poor hygiene habits
  • Largely by bacterial infection and by parasite infection
  • Close contact with an infected individual
  • A chronic skin disease, like acne or eczema

SYMPTOMS of ABSCESS/BOILS:

  • Nausea, lesions on the skin, Inflamed skin
  • Feel painful and warm to the touch
  • Swelling, redness, pus formation, discharge

INVESTIGATIONS of ABSCESS/BOILS:

Blood tests, Urine tests

Homeopathy Treatment for ABSCESS/BOILS:

Homeopathy has a great repository of medicines for treating skin abscess and boils. The homeopathy medicines for Abscess/Boils are Silicea, Calcarea Sulph, Hepar Sulph, Ichthyolum, Kali Hydroiodicum, Syphillinum, and Vipera etc. In the prevention of abscess and boils the Homeopathic approach is undoubtedly highly rewarding.