What is a Boil?

Boils are skin infections caused by the staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). A boil starts of as a red mark on the skin and gradually hardens into a painful bump. With time, the bump softens and fills with pus - a mixture of bacteria, dead skin cells, and infection.  Sounds bad doesn't it?  But, it doesn't have to be.  Learn more about what boils are, how you can know if that bump on your skin is a boil, and about what you can do to rid yourself of these unsightly and sometimes painful things.  Also discover what can happen if something goes wrong in the healing process of your boil.  By being prepared for everything your boil may throw at you, you will be best equipped to handle the situation and to rid yourself of these skin infections for ever.

Types and Symptoms of Boils

Check out our How Boils Look and Symptoms to see how you can tell if you have a boil. Become aware of the types of boils that do exist -from carbuncles to furncles and find out when you should go see a doctor.  Most importantly discover whether or not these boils are contagious and about what you can do to prevent the spread of boils to other parts of your body and to the skin of others.

Complications of Boils

While boils often will heal on their own there can sometimes be complications with boils.  Learn more about what causes a boil, which type of boil you may have and about what you can do to most effectively and quickly heal your boil.  The more you know the better equiped you will be to fight this annoying infection.

There is no need for you to suffer uncomfortably with your boils.  Start reading now and discover what you can do to become boil free!  The sooner you discover what you have the sooner you will be able to treat your boil with the best possible cure for the type of boil you have.  Stop suffering in silence and begin the healing process today!