Boils represent localized infection and inflammation of the skin. They develop as a consequence of infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The bacterium is normally found on human skin but in case it enters the cuts and small abrasions of the skin it can cause serious infection and inflammation.
Boils develop in a form of reddish raised bumps. They are painful and the pain becomes even more intensive if the boil or surrounding area are touched. Ripening of the boils is a process during which the pus forms inside the boil and at one moment the boils drains (either spontaneously or with the doctor's assistance). Draining of the accumulated pus leads to a significant pain relief. In case one is suffering from one boil the condition is medically known as furuncle and if two or more boils have fuses into a single formation the conditional is known as carbuncle.
What Causes Boils on Legs?
Boils on legs develop as a consequence of Staphylococcus aureus penetration through cuts and damaged skin on the legs and its multiplication. There must be a damage to the skins integrity and only in such case the bacterium can enter the skin and induce inflammation and infection.
Boils on legs predominantly affect people who are already suffering from some other skin conditions. Furthermore, they develop more in people with poor diet (vitamin or mineral deficiencies), unhealthy lifestyle etc. Patients with a weak immune system (people suffering from Diabetes, cancer, HIV etc.) are also more susceptible to boils.
How to Treat Leg Boils?There are many home remedies for boils. First of all, it is essential for a person to drink plenty of fluids. This way many toxins can be properly eliminated from the body. A person must start consuming more fruits and vegetables.
In case of small boils the affected skin can be covered with tea tree oil and Castor oil. They will accelerate puss formation and they will draw the puss to the surface of the boil. Turmeric is an amazing drug with many beneficial effects. One of the most significant characteristics of turmeric is that it acts as powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Turmeric is taken orally in a form of turmeric powder and milk. It is consumed three times a day.
In case of large boils a person must consult a doctor who will prescribe some antibiotics and once the boil is ripe enough the doctor will make a cut and allow the pus to drain. It is not advisable for people to squeeze boils on their own since unprofessional treatment can only lead to even more serious complications.