Home remedies for boils in children, ayurvedic remedies for boils in children, boil on skin

Home remedies for boils in children, ayurvedic remedies for boils in children, boil on face


Home Remedies for Boils in Children

Ayurvedic Medicine for Children>>Boils in Children

What is boils in children?

Boils are caused by infections of the hair root or sweat pore. The wall of the gland keeps the infection in one place, so it does not spread into the surrounding skin. At first, the skin turns red in the area of the infection and a tender lump develops. After four to seven days, the lump starts turning white as pus. The most common places for boils are on the face, neck, armpits, shoulders, and buttocks. If the boil is formed on the eyelid, it is called a sty.

Causes of boils in children

  • The main cause of boils is a recurrent infection of the skin with the bacteria called staphylococcus.

  • The boils caused by intestinal staphylococcus infections are spread easily from one to another.

  • According to Ayurveda boil or other skin infections are mostly due to Pitta and Kapha dosha, also blood impurities affect the boil recurrence.

  • In children whose dietary habits are unhealthy or very irregular are more prone to infections.

  • Symptoms of boils in children

  • The skin around the boil becomes infected. It turns red, painful, warm, and swollen.

  • More boils may appear around the original one.

  • A fever may develop.

  • Lymph nodes may become swollen.

  • Home remedies for boils in children

  • If boil with a burning sensation, then they should be washed with a cold decoction of Liquorice (Mulethi) and Cyperus Scariosus (Nagarmotha).

  • Take a warm Betel leaf and apply a layer of castor oil to it. Spread the oiled leaf over the inflamed part. The leaf should be replaced every few hours.

  • Make a paste of black cumin seeds by adding some water. Apply this paste to the boils to get the best results.

  • In case of fresh boils, take a few dry roasted roots of turmeric, crush them and dissolve them in half a cup of water. Apply this to the infected area.

  • In case of an unripened boil, use a hot poultice made of neem leaves, turmeric, and Arka (Calotropis Procera) leaves. It ripened the boil or pacify the accumulation.

  • Never squeeze the boil to ripe. Instead hot fomentation by leaves or hot water bag is very much useful for pain relief and ripening.

  • Paste of neem leaves internally and externally both are used in the boil.

  • Making a poultice from chickpea flour/soaked lentils in milk is also beneficial.

  • To cure boils internally, blood purifier medicines like Amaltas, Triphala Churna, and Chandana are advisable.

  • Take lime powder (Choona) with the castor oil and apply it to the boil, it helps to relieve redness and pain too.

  • Take rosary pea (Abrus precatorius) seeds, soak them in cow-urine, and peel the skin off. Make it into a paste that is useful for a boil.

  • Hot leaves of rosary pea are also beneficial for boil and other cellulitis.

  • Take castor oil with Gulab Jal and put it to a boil, it soothes the boil after the pus discharge.

  • Dhaniya and jeera powder with sugar can get rid of boils.

  • Taking aloe vera juice with turmeric internally once a day is beneficial for the boil.

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