How can a person prevent the occurrence of boils and what preventive measures are there for those who want to avoid getting boils on their skin? While some boils may be hard to avoid if these are caused by trapped hair under the skin, some types of boils can be avoided.
- Since boils can occur due to poor hygiene habits, keeping your own self clean at all times will probably help keep the development of boils to a minimum. You should try to pay extra attention in keeping areas that are prone to boils, like your buttock area and your armpits, and keep these areas clean and free of bacteria that may cause boils to erupt.
- When you find that you have a wound or a cut, treat this immediately with bacteria fighting solutions like antiseptics. Clean out the wound and dress it with clean bandages or a band aid, depending on how big the cut is.
- Try to eat healthy food to help you avoid boils on skin.
Understanding the cause is one of the important step in preventing boils. Stop sharing towels, clothes of other people as it poses risk of getting the infection from them, in case they’re suffering from boils. Diet to control boils spread must be less in oil and fats and should contain cereals and green vegetables. If infected with wounds then protection from dust is required which can be done by covering them with dry bandages as they are likely to spread. Also, make use of bleaching for clothes by mixing it with hot water.