A boil, also known as a furuncle, is a painful and hard red lump on the skin often the size of a pea, which gradually becomes larger and softer and filled with pus. These infected hair follicles are caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium and are highly contagious. Boils can appear on the face, neck, back, shoulder, armpit and buttocks. Unsightly and painful boils appear on your skin due to various reasons like poor hygiene, poor immune response, poor nutrition and exposure to chemicals. Usually boils are harmless and with home care, it drains and starts healing within a week or two. But if boil doesn’t drain and you run a fever, you must seek medical help. In most cases, boils can be treated with these herbal remedies like Herbal oils, turmeric, and garlic effectively. Read more to know how these herbal remedies can help you get rid of boils.