Information on Boils

Suffering from the pain of boils? Tired of the redness, tenderness, and swelling they cause? Learn how to get rid of skin boils and carbuncles by knowing the facts.

A boil is a type of skin infection that is commonly caused by the staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). Staph bacteria infiltrate the skin via a scratch or abrasion. Once your body recognizes the foreign substance, it sends white blood cells to the site of intrusion. This results in the boil to soften and "come to a head" forming a pocket filled with pus. To learn more about boils and when you should see a doctor visit our What is a Boil? section.

If you're concerned about being at risk of developing boils or want to learn more about the causes of boils and then visit our section on What Causes Boils? Also, find out what makes some people more prone to boils than others.

If you suffer from boils and want to know the treatment options available for boils, then check out our Treatment of Boils section for a range of boil treatments. From medical treatments to alternative therapy to home remedies. Find something that works for you. And end the suffering.