Furunculosis: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
Include a serving of fresh fruit and vegetables at every meal to increase your resistance to boils. 
  • Vitamin E and zinc helps the skin heal. Vitamin E can be found in a lot of nuts like almonds and walnuts. They can also be found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, soybeans, eggs, and wheat germ. Zinc is easily obtained from sources like lean meat, oysters, pumpkin seeds, and eggs. Brewer’s yeast, pork loin and wheat germ are also good sources of zinc.
  • Vitamin A is always good for the body and for immunity so try to increase your intake of vitamin A by eating a lot of carrots and drinking fresh carrot juice.
  • Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen. Collagen helps heal wounds and prevent scarring. Eat citrus fruits containing vitamin C in abundance, such as oranges, pineapples, kiwi, mango, peaches and grapefruit.
  • Fibre rich diet is must for boils. So include fibre rich foods like green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, corn, berries etc.
Foods to be avoided
  • Junk foods 
  • Foods containing high sugar content
  • Refined and Processed foods

Yoga and Exercise

Perform at least 20 minutes of exercise or aerobic activity on a daily basis to help circulate your blood and flush waste from your system.

Home Remedies

  • Apply a warm compress to the affected area. This will help soothe the pain and help draw the infection to the surface
  • Gently wash the area with antibacterial soap to keep the skin clean
  • Avoid friction and excessive contact with the boil
  • Be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid junk foods
  • Use lotion regularly

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