If you are prone to boils, reduce your intake of eggs, dark meats, chicken and peanuts as these tend to contribute to boil formation.

Try alternating Warm/cold applications. The easiest way is to take a very hot bath. Bring a bowl of ice cubes, a washcloth and an egg timer into the tub area with you. Set the timer for 3 minutes and relax, making sure that the area with the boil is underwater. Then set the timer for 30

seconds, put 1 or 2 ice-cubes (depending on the size of the boil) into the washcloth and apply to the boil area. Continue doing this for at least 3 cycles - 5 would be better.

Apply a clay poultice to the boil.

Apply an Echinacea/Goldenseal poultice with or without clay.