Sunday, August 2, 2009

Home Remedy for Boils

My son complained that he thought he had a boil on his forehead. His wife and I searched for home remedies on the internet. The one I saw the most said to secure a piece of raw bacon fat to the area before going to bed. Comments said that the boil would "erupt" ( the best word that I can think of) or come to a head by morning. While we couldn't convince him to put raw bacon on his head he did agree to try a slice of cucumber to see if it would have a drawing effect. He said it was so cold it gave him a headache, but we didn't hear him complain of the boil again!

4 comments:

Aunt Dinah said...

Interesting. One way or the other sounds like the cucumber slice worked.

Far Side of Fifty said...

a cucumber..interesting..glad it worked! :)

Tipper said...

I think the cucumber worked! Or he just wanted you 2 to leave him alone : )

Oz Girl said...

A cucumber, huh? Guess I'll have to try to remember that in case I ever have a boil. LOL