Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and "Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance" in Homeopathic Medicine.
Boils are painful, pus-filled bumps that form under the skin when bacteria infect and inflame one or more of your hair follicles. Boils (or furuncles) usually start as red, tender lumps. The lumps quickly fill with pus, growing larger and more painful until they rupture and drain. A single boil can be treated at home, but if the boil doesn't heal or affects the face, or if several boils appear, see a doctor. Homeopathic medicines can speed up the maturation of the boil.