Skin abscess or boils are caused due to bacterial infections. The antibiotic drugs are specially formulated to curb the bacterial infections. However, their use has certain limitations. Besides causing side-effects and triggering yeast infections they also lead to drug-resistant strains. Hence, we find that the natural treatment for skin abscess is considered to be more effective and safe.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural and powerful antibiotic. It is made by crushing the apples and squeezing out their juice.
Apple cider vinegar is also known as cider vinegar. The apple cider that is used to cure skin abscess is a rich-brown colored murky liquid which contains web-like bacterial foam. This foam is called the mother. The other plain vinegar which is also available loses all its benefits due to over-heating and filtration. Hence, it is only the natural apple cider vinegar along with the mother and a pH balance of 5-7 that should be used.
The cider vinegar can be used both topically as well as orally. It is a wonderful health tonic. It contains beta-carotene and vitamins C and E which are beneficial for the skin. The recommended dose is as follows:
• 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar should be mixed in 16 ounces of water. This concoction should be sipped throughout the day for best results.
• Apple cider vinegar steaming can prove to be beneficial in curing skin abscess also. For this one needs to heat 3 tablespoons of the vinegar with 1 quart of water. When the mixture starts steaming one can expose the facial skin to it by using a towel to trap the steam. After the gentle steaming is over one should pat a diluted cider vinegar solution to one’s face with a cotton ball. Lastly, chilled and diluted cider vinegar should be patted on the skin to close the open pores. The steaming method removes all traces of dirt from the skin which can block the pores and cause skin abscess.
Since the cider vinegar is quite strong it should be applied over the skin by diluting it with water in the ratio of 1:4. For severe skin abscess the ratio can be altered to 1:3.