sábado, 14 de abril de 2007

Boils and Carbuncles

These are two very painful skin disorders. I will tell what they are the symptoms and causes and treatments. I learned this from The American Medical Association Articles.
A BOIL is an infection of a hair follicle( a tiny pit in the skin from which a hair grows) by certain bacteria,usually Staphylococcus. The follicle becomes inflamed and painful. White blood cells which form part of the body's defense system collect at the site to combat the infection. White blood cells, bacteria and Dead skin cells form thick white or yellow pus within the inflamed area. A CARBUNCLE is either an unusually large severe boil or a group of boils joined together by small tunnels in the skin. The causes are usually the result of poor resistance to infection or poor hygiene. Symptoms of boils usually starts as a red, tender lump, which may throb. Over the next day or two, it becomes larger and more painful. As pus collects, it develops a white or yellow head or center. The pus is under pressure which increases the pain and tenderness. Eventually it either burst through the skin or less commonly disperses inside. Carbuncles are much rarer.
If you have boils make sure you wash your hands before preparing food . The bacteria found in and around the boil area can multiply in food quickly and produce toxins that cause food poisoning!
If you have recurring boils talk to your Doctor as it may be a sign of an underlying disease. It is our body's way of telling us something is wrong. But for the occassional boil there are a few ways to relieve the discomfort. Apply a hot compress made of cotton cloth soaked in hot water to the affected area. This will help hurry up the bursting process. Nichols Soap N Stuff Healing Ointment is great to help heal the boil from the inside out and relieves the pain! http://cgi.ebay.com/Emu-Oil-Healing-Ointment-1-oz-Jar_W0QQitemZ220097609606QQcategoryZ1279QQcmdZViewItem
To help prevent boils keep your body as clean as you can! If you are subject to boils use Dead Sea Salt Bar Soap to keep the area clean and free from Dead Skin that build up that contributes to the body producing boils. http://cgi.ebay.com/Acne-Control-Soap_W0QQitemZ9524038902QQcategoryZ67443QQcmdZViewItem
Also soaking in Dead Sea Salt bath is very good to relieve the pain of boils. http://cgi.ebay.com/Dead-Sea-Salt-Bath-for-Relaxing-or-Psoriasis-Suffers_W0QQitemZ220095469426QQihZ012QQcategoryZ31822QQcmdZViewItem

Have a Healthy Happy Day!
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