Abscesses and Boils

An abscess is the center of a suppuration or pus collected within a tissue. A boil is a furuncle. Boils and abscesses are characterized by pain, heat and swelling.

Water treatments

  1. Hot compress for 30 minutes, 2 times a day until the abscess or boil has ripened.
  2. Hot sitz bath for 30 minutes, 2 times a day if abscess or boil is on or around the rectal and perineal area.

Herbal Medications

1. Alugbati leaves poultice

v Crush 2 leaves.

v Apply as poultice, 2 times a day.

2. Amarillo leaves poultice

v Crush 3 leaves and two flowers.

v Aplly as poultice, 2 times a day

3. Gumamela leaves and flower poultice

v Chop 5 leaves and 2 flowers.

v Apply directly on abscess or boil as poultice, 2 times a day.

4. Langka juice or sap (milky juice from the tree trunk) compress

v Get the milky juice from the trunk and mix with a little vinegar.

v Warm the mixture and use it for hot compress. Use small pieces of clean cloth or gauze as compress. Apply for 20 minutes, 2 times a day.

5. Sambong leaves poultice

v Chop 5 fresh leaves.

v Apply directly as poultice on abscess or boil, 2 times a day.

6. Charcoal poultice

v Chop or powder charcoal, then wet with water and wrap in a handkerchief or a clean piece of cloth.

v Apply directly as poultice, 2 times a day.


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