When people are suffering from boils and are asking me about effective treatments one of the most common questions is…should I use antibiotics for boils?
My reply is that you most certainly should….BUT (yes there is a but) you need to decide whether to use synthetic, man-made antibiotics or natural products that have antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
What’s the difference?
There are several actually and they are big ones!
Firstly, modern antibiotics are synthetic, man-made products that have simple molecular structures. This means that bacteria and other nasties can easily evolve and develop a resistance to the antibiotics.
This is how “superbugs” have developed. Essentially the bacteria, virus or other nasty is treated with modern antibiotics to which it quickly develops a resistance, making it immune to the drugs. As such, more powerful drugs (including antibiotics) need to be produced, tested and then introduced. Once again, the nasties develop resistance and grow stronger and require anew drug to deal with them.
Do you notice a pattern here? Yep…it has become and endless cycle. We are continually trying to stay one step ahead of these “superbugs”.
Another point to note is that these modern medicines (including antibiotics) actually lower your immunity when you ingest them because they attack not only the nasties inside your body, but they also attack the good bacteria that live in your gut and are responsible for keeping your immune system strong.
So is there any good news?
There sure is. Many natural products have medicinal properties such as antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal. You name it, mother nature has probably provided it.
In fact,before the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940’s and 50’s, Doctors used these natural products to treatment various illnesses, diseases, and infections.
The reason these natural products and treatments have been cast aside over the last 70 years or so is that modern antibiotics initially worked much faster than the slower acting natural products. Also, creating stronger antibiotics was “easy” back then as the nasties were still “weak” by todays standards and so these natural methods have been all but forgotten.
So what are the benefits of natural antibiotics?
Well…there a several actually so lets take a look at each of them in turn.
Firstly, natural products have complex molecular structures that these bacteria and other pathogens have yet been able able to adapt to. This is great because even “superbugs” like MRSA are no match for many of these natural products.
Secondly, many of these natural products can be ingested without lowering your immunity. Unlike modern medicines such as antibiotics which lower your immunity when ingested, many natural products actually increase immunity.
Thirdly, natural products are readily available, are usually inexpensive. and don’t require a prescription from a doctor.
What natural products should you use to treat boils?
There are a whole stack of natural products that would be effective against boils. However, I will only list some of the ones that I have used personally with success.
Allicin (Garlic extract)
– Tea Tree Oil
– Oregano Oil
Olive Leaf Extract
Some of these products should only be applied topically (i.e. on the skin), while others should be taken internally (i.e. ingested). Others can be used both topically and internally.
Do you need (or want) to know more about dealing with boils?
For more in-depth information about how to treat boils, my eBook “The Boil Bible” will teach you everything you need to know to effectively treat boils, including the use of these natural antibiotics.
The book covers the use of essential oils and other effective products, treatment methods, my personal treatment regime/routine and of course my personal story.
Anyway…I hope that you have found this article both interesting and helpful? I hope now that you have a basic understanding of how using antibiotics for boils can be effective.
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Thanks for sharing very useful content into your post.
Great web Blog.
Mrs.L.M.B-leluka from WA
You are welcome Lela. Take care…
I have looked at some pictures of boils after reading this post and saw some nasty gigantic ones. In my teenage years I used Cyclomycin antibiotic and it helped a lot.
Thanks for a great post
Viljoen, thanks for your comment. I’m glad antibiotics worked for you. For many others they don’t and can actually make things worse (hence this post). Take care…
I’m a big proponent of probiotics. They are especially crucial for those who have recently taken a round of antibiotics. I am also a proponent for natural remedies like the ones you have shared. Thank you for this information!
Jared, you are more than welcome. I’m glad you are already a proponent of probiotics and are aware that IF you choose to take antibiotics, you should supplement with probiotics. Thanks for the comment.
Thank You, Jeremy
This post is very handy for people who have boils. I myself have never had any “touch wood”, but I’ve bookmarked this just in case because you just never know.
I had gotten a boil on my bottom cheek two years ago while on vacation in Daytona Florida, it was so painful! it got infected and the derma. dr. lanced it and later found out I had mersa, after lancing it she wanted me to come back for she could cut more out and leaving stitches in me was not idea since I was going on vacation. So now 2 years later to get 4 more on my cheek in a very sore place and one on my back< I am suffering again! I just last month had one lanced on my upper leg that was lanced and too over 2 months to even start to heal. Now what I am going through now is a nitemare so my daughter just order me some manuka honey since I just had a terrible experience with antibotics smz/tmp again! I just put it on and I will follow up with what happens next. I am now on clindamycin 150mg. hopefully something helps! Can take much more of this! if anyone has any advice please let me know asap!
I went to my primary dr.. and now being sent to a infectious specialist dr but have to wait 3 weeks! Please anyone let me know
how to stop getting these boils which has put me out of commission for 2 months now and counting. HELP!
Eating the right diet is crucial to treating the CAUSE!!! You can then, supplement the diet with topical and internal treatments to treat the SYMPTOMS. I have outlined the process in my eBook which explains how I overcame MRSA. You can find it by clicking here: http://theboilbible.com/boil-bible-ebook/
Eating the right diet is crucial to treating the CAUSE!!! You then use topical and internal treatments to treat the SYMPTOMS. I have outlined the entire process in my eBook which explains how I overcame MRSA. You can find it by clicking here: http://theboilbible.com/boil-bible-ebook/