What is Boils?
Boils is a medical condition that occurs when pus-filled inflammation appears on the skin and intravenous tissue. These are very painful and can be caused due to chronic constipation, or to high pitta in the blood. A toxic liver can also create boils. When someone experiences bolis repeatedly, it can be because of diabetes. The bolis looks like a red, tender bump filled with pus. It grows up to the level when it ruptures and drains.
What are the Symptoms of Boils
Typical: The areas that mostly get affected by this condition are face, back of the neck, armpits, thighs, and buttocks. So, if you notice a red and painful bump on these areas of your body you should know that there is a high possibility this will be a Boil. Then you might start experiencing symptoms like the size increases pretty fast and you will notice a red bloated skin around the bump.
What are the Causes of Boils
There can be various causes of Brittle Nails but mostly it means that there is less moisture in your fingernails. When someone washes their hands very frequently, they may lose moisture if not moisturized properly after washing. Overexposure to harmful chemicals of detergent powders or household cleaners may cause this condition as well. Over usage of nail polish remover can also be the reason for brittle nails.
Close contact with someone who already has boils may increase the chance of getting the infection as this is a contagious skin condition and can be spread from person to person. The diabetic person is also prone to any skin disease as it is difficult for your body to fight infection. So, in the case of Boils, they are at higher risk. If you have a pre-existing skin condition like acne or eczema, you tend to develop Boils as the Skin protective barriers are already damaged which makes you more vulnerable to boils or any other bacterial infections.
When to see a Doctor?
In most cases involving your doctor is not necessary if it is a single boil. Usually, it can be treated by yourself. However, if you develop more than one Boils, which are accompanied by some severe symptoms like fever, extreme pain. Increased size, affecting your vision, or occurring on your face, you should not delay any further to visit a doctor.
Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Boils
- As already explained, this condition can be developed by anyone, including otherwise healthy people. So, preventing it is not always possible. However, there are some measures which can help in avoiding this type of infection.
- Hand hygiene is very important to avoid any sorts of infection so there is no difference in this case as well.
- Washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers helps against germs and advisable to prevent this condition.
- Another important measure is to keep the wounds covered. Try to clean and cover it with sterile, dry bandages until they heal.
- Now it is always a healthy lifestyle practice to avoid sharing personal items. Personal items like towels, sheets, razors, clothing, athletic equipment, etc. should not be shared with anyone. Boils infection can be contagious and may spread via objects, as well as person to person.