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A boil is a painful skin infection. It is the result of an infected hair follicle or oil gland. If you notice that there's an area on your skin that is red and tender, you could be developing a boil. You may notice the area turning white after several days as pus begins to collect under the skin. Boils can form anywhere on the body. However, they are most commonly found on the face, neck, armpits, shoulders, and buttocks. There are several different remedies used to treat boils and give you some relief.

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1. Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is great for using on boils to provide relief. The Epsom Salt works to bring the boil to a head and draw out the infection. It's natural properties fight against bacteria and helps reduce the chance of future skin infections. Epsom Salt also creates heat which increases blood circulation, draws out the infection and allows the body to focus on healing the boil. To use Epsom Salt, you can fill a basin with warm water and add two cups of Epsom Salt. Soak the infected area 10 - 15 minutes and let it dry naturally. Repeat three times per day. You can also use an Epsom Salt compress by combining two teaspoons of Epsom Salt with two cups of warm water. Dip a clean cloth in the mixture, wring it out and apply to the boil for 15 minutes. Do this three times daily.

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