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Boils are the infection of hair follicles of the skin. Most of these infections can become serious. They are usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria. This germ can be present on the normal skin. It can enter the body through tiny breaks in the skin. The face, neck, armpits, buttocks and shoulders are the common places for boils to appear. A boil usually starts as a red, hard lump which becomes softer, larger and painful over the next few days. A pocket of pus then forms on the top of the boil. Boils are also known as Abscesses.

What are the causes of boils?

Most of the boils are caused by germ and other health problems which lead to boils are listed below:

  • Unhealthy diet.
  • Poor hygiene.
  • Immune system problems.
  • Diabetes.
  • Chemicals exposure may also lead to boils.

What are the symptoms of boils?

The common symptoms of the boils are:

  • Skin around boils become infected.
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • More boils can appear around the already infected skin.
  • Fever can develop.

What are the risk factors for boils?

Anybody can develop boils. People with certain illness and weak immune system are at higher risk of developing boils. Certain medications can also lead to boils. Some diseases in which there is inadequate antibody production can increase the chances of developing boils.

What are the types of boils or Abscesses?

In general, there are two types of boils which are explained below:

Internal Abscesses: These are those boils that occur deep in the body parts such as liver abscess.

External Abscesses: These are those boils which are visible on the surface of the skin as red and raised lump.

How can boils be prevented?

Boils can be prevented to some extent by following measures:

  • Healthy diet.
  • By washing clothes and towels of infected people carefully
  • Good personal Hygiene.

Ayurveda and boils

Ayurveda is a science of life which helps to maintain healthy body in a natural way. There are three doshas, according to Ayurveda. These are Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha. Any imbalance in any of these dosha results in unhealthy body. Boils or Abscesses are known as "Vidhradhi" in Ayurveda.

According to Ayurveda, boils/Abscesses can be divided into following main categories:

  1. Vataja: It is due to predominance of Vata dosha. It occurs in Vata areas like in anal region.
  2. Pittaja: It is due to symptoms of pitta aggravation like fever and other pitta problems. It is found in the body part where pitta is the main resident such as liver Abscess.
  3. Kaphaja: It occurs due to Kapha dosha in Kapha regions. E.g. - tooth Abscess.
  4. Raktaja: It occurs due to the vitiation of Rakta. It occurs mainly due to blood born infections.
  5. Sannipataja: It occurs due to the vitiation of all the three doshas.
  6. Aagnatuja: It occurs due to an external invasion.

Planet Ayurveda's dietary supplements for healthy skin

Planet Ayurveda provide "Skin Care Pack" for healthy skin which contain 4 products in it. All these products are pure and natural. These are free from side effects.

"Skin Care Pack" of Planet Ayurveda contains Neem capsules, Radiant skin hair nail formula, Aloe vital capsules and Kumkumadi oil in it. All of these products are safe to use and are 100 percent vegetarian.

1. Neem capsules:

Neem capsules are good for healthy skin. They contain pure standardized extract of neem, also known as, Azadirachta indica, in it.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.

Dosage - Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Radiant skin hair nail formula:

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains the standardized extracts of Swertia chirata (chiretta extract), Fumaria officinalis (Pitt papda), Rubia cordifolia (Manjishtha) and Aloe barbadensis (Ghrit kumari). This product not only helps to maintain healthy skin but also healthy nails and hairs.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.

Dosage - Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Aloe vital capsules:

Aloe vitals capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains pure extract of Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) in it. Aloe Vera is good for overall health of the body.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.

Dosage - Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Kumkumadi oil:

The Kumkumadi oil of Planet Ayurveda is used for gentle face massage. It contains saffron as the main ingredient in it.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 15 ml oil.

Usage - Massage your face with 3 to 5 ml of this oil in a circular manner. Avoid massaging oily skin.

Where to buy Skin Care Pack?

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