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• Boils occur when there's an infection in the hair follicle or an oil gland on the skin
• This infection leads to red pus filled boils on the skin
• The areas usually affected are:

   o Face
   o Neck
   o Buttocks
   o Armpits
   o Thighs

Symptoms to look for:

• Boils are,

   o Itchy
   o Painful
   o Irritating


• Bacterial infection of the skin
• Consumption of antibiotics over a prolonged period of time
• Medical conditions which can lead to boils:

   o Diabetes
   o Blood disorders
   o Obesity
   o Anaemia

Natural home remedy using cumin seeds:

1. Take 50 g cumin seeds
2. Add a little water
3. Crush to make a paste
4. Apply on the boils

Natural home remedy using onion and garlic:  

1. Take 1 chopped onion
2. Add 2-3 chopped garlic cloves
3. Press this on a sieve
4. Extract juice
5. Apply this on boils 4-5 times everyday

Natural home remedy using milk cream, vinegar and turmeric powder:

1. Take 1 tsp of milk cream
2. Add 1 tsp of vinegar
3. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder
4. Mix well
5. Apply this paste on the boils


• Unhygienic conditions facilitate bacterial activities and can lead to boils
• Choose soap which suits your skin
• Bathe regularly
• Always apply a moisturiser after bathing 


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