My Trips to the Hospital

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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.



2 Remedies That Can Help Treat Boils

Boils are very painful and are not something that you want to live with for long. If you get a boil, then here are 2 remedies you can try to treat the problem.

Castor Oil Bandages

First, you need to attack the boil as soon as it starts. Boils can get quite large, especially if they have carbuncles that spread into the skin. Carbuncles are like little spider legs of hard puss that attach under the skin, and they spread out like little veins so that the boils are hard to get rid of.

When you get a boil, buy some castor oil, some cotton balls, and some large bandages to cover the boils. Apply castor oil directly to the boil first, and then put some on a cotton ball as well. Stick the coated cotton ball on the boil, and then put a bandage over it so that that boil and cotton ball are completely covered.

You want to cover the castor oil with the bandage completely so that it does not leak out or get on anything else. Put a new cotton ball and castor oil on the boil every few hours, and this will breakdown the puss until it is soft and is able to come out. 

Also, castor oil draws toxins out, so it will draw the puss toward the surface of the skin so that it cannot dig deeper.

Heat Compresses

Second, you can also apply heat while you have the castor oil on the boil. Heat is also another source that will soften the boil and that will draw out the puss. It is not as effective on its own, but it works well when coupled with other treatments.

When you apply heat, make sure that you use a heat compress or a hot washcloth. Just make sure that the water or heat in the compress is not going to burn your skin because this can irritate your skin and the boil.

If you need a break from the castor oil, try to keep the heat on the boil during that time so that you are constantly working to get rid of the problem. In addition to using the heat and castor oil, visit your doctor so that you can get a prescription. Boils often come from STAPH infections, and more boils can occur if the infection stays in your body. Health clinics like Expresscare Plus can help you with skin conditions such as boils. 

By using these treatments, you can get rid of boils much faster and without nearly as much pain.