How to Diffuse Boils With Lemon Juice

By Kent Page McGroarty

Boils, or skin abscesses, are an an infection deep in the skin. There are several types of boils, which can occur on the face, under the armpits, in the groin area, and in the crease of the buttocks. Usually boils form due to clogged sweat glands or infected hair follicles, but tears or breaks in the skin can become infected and cause boils as well. A depressed immune system can also cause boils as the skin is a way for toxins to be eliminated from the body. Numerous natural cures for boils exist, including the use of lemon. Lemon's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties may make it an effective treatment for boils.

Sliced lemons
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Step 1

Measure 2 cups of water and pour into a pot. Bring water to a boil.

Step 2

Measure 2 tbsp. of lemon juice and add it to the boiling water.

Step 3

Soak a cotton ball in the mixture. Clean and disinfect the boils with the cotton ball. The boils should go down considerably if not disappear altogether.