How to Get Rid of an Abscess – Home Remedies

how to get rid of abscess

In today’s world, every 3 out of 5 individuals visit a doctor every day. The other 2 miss their recommended care which ends up in their condition being worse or ultimate death. As the world has is on its way of curing diseases, the diseases have their own way of coping up with the world, we will discuss about how to get rid of all type abscess.

The moment you’re finished reading this article, a new virus somewhere around the world has developed and is unknown to the doctors. Medical conditions are getting tougher by each passing day and the cures are becoming hard to find.

Today we’ll look upon a medical condition known as abscess, its (causes) origin, symptoms, types, and treatments you can follow to get rid of this condition (abscess).


An abscess generally involves the swelling of an area lying within the body tissues that can contain or is filled with pus.

Basically, you can get abscess anywhere on your body. But before we get down to the causes, lets’ again have a quick look on the abscess.


how to get rid of abscess
how to get rid of abscess

The main cause of abscesses (plural of abscess) is when a tissue area, any part of your body becomes infected and your body’s immune system fights against it. To fight against this infection, the immune system sends white blood cells to the infected area and there it collects the damaged tissue. While all this is happening, pus is formed. Pus (even the sound of it makes you vomit) is a small, round, pimple-looking like outgrowth which is filled with fluid, living and dead WBC’s, dead tissues and other foreign substances (including bacteria).


Abscesses can also be caused due to obstruction of oils glands, hair follicles inflammation or small breaks of the skin. Under these glands or the skin, germs get settled which then calls for a body defense from the white blood cells of your body in order to kill these germs. Due to these germs lying underneath the skin, your body suffers an inflammatory (burning) response. The abscess formed now, is filled with debris (foreign dirty substances), bacteria and dead cells. Abscess feels like a watery pimple filled with disgusting pus.

The area where the abscess grows begins to produce a burning sensation and creates a continuous unease in sitting. The pressure on this abscess while sitting causes pain to it and ultimately to you.

.You can get abscesses almost anywhere on your body. You’re most likely to get it under the skin, teeth or generally anywhere on the skin. The common cause of abscesses is bacteria.

These are clearly visible areas where the skin is exposed and they are highly painful. Other areas where you cannot see them may cause organ damage.


Now there are tons of abscesses out there right now. If you put a search on Google for types of abscesses, you’ll be looking at a list of more than a 50 abscesses present. We are going to cover some everyday basics abscesses that are easy to get and need immediate attention from you. We will also be covering the treatments for them. Don’t be one of those “it will go by itself” people, because it won’t if you don’t take care of it, not treating abscess at the right time can lead to some serious life threatening complications. So have some patience and read along!

  • [highlight]Skin abscess:[/highlight]

Now the part that is clearly visible to everyone in daily life is your skin. Your hands, face, and neck are the parts of the body that are clearly exposed to the public on a daily basis. So if an abscess develops there; then you might lose your self-confidence and be afraid of going out like that. So as soon as you see an abscess developing on an exposing area of your body. Get yourself some help!

Skin abscess, easier name boil, grows up mostly on hands, lower jawline or neck. Skin abscesses can also grow up in armpits especially sweaty arm pits and it’s most painful then. Not to forget the inner thighs too.

The area where it grows up feels swollen and the surrounded are is covered with red and pink exposing pus. It is a painful experience.

The Cause of Skin Abscess:

[highlight]Now the abscess can be a result of an infection (bacteria or parasite). The oil in our skin and the sweat glands are also one of the leading causes of skin abscesses.[/highlight]

Cautions for Skin Abscess:             

  • The first thing you can do is not touch it. Seriously touching would cause you more pain and pressing the swollen pus would make the infection go in the deeper tissues and things would worsen for nothing good.
  • Do not insert a needle or try to pick it with a sharp pencil (or any other sharp object), you would end up damaging a tissue or blood vessel causing the spread of the abscess.
  • If the abscess is small around a half inch, then you can try putting some warm compresses over it for 30-40 minutes and let it heal. Healing can take up to several weeks.

How to get rid of skin abscess


Treatments for Abscess:

  • Potato: Get hold on a potato slice. Grab a potato from the pantry, cut it into thin slices and place it on the affected skin. Secure with tape and leave it for about 30-35 minutes, it will extract all of the poison from the abscess and you’ll have much lesser to deal with once you go to the doctor.
  • Onion: Now if a potato can help you, then an onion can too. Place the onion on the affected area and keep changing it with new onion slices after regular intervals (3-31/2 hours). Eventually the abscess will burst and you will be cured.
  • Epsom Salt Bath: Last we advise you to get Epsom salt bath. Our handful Epsom salt in bath for ten to fifteen minutes and dip the affected area in it. Repeat this 3-4 times daily. You can also take some water (hot water) in a cloth that can hold water, add salt and press it against the abscess. It will soften and fall off.
  • Doctor Option: Going to a doctor is always the better option (at least that’s what I think) because if the above remedy doesn’t work, you obviously don’t have an option. Usually, what the doctor would do is give anesthesia to your first or sedate you so you wouldn’t feel the pain. Then he would move on to draining the pus out of the boil and give you antibiotics for pain or cream for healing, depending on the abscess and you’re good to go.
  • Tooth abscess:

Number 2 on our abscess list is tooth abscess. This abscess will mostly grow up at the root of a tooth or grows up in the gum surrounding the teeth, or the bones that are holding your teeth in place. Now this is painful and disturbing; it’s like affecting your voice. Just so you know gum abscess and tooth abscess are two different abscesses and require somewhat of different treatments.

The cause of tooth abscess:

[highlight]Well, you may think that this is also caused by bacterial infection. Now yeah it can be somewhat of a cause. But the real cause behind tooth abscess is weak immune system and poor dental hygiene. So don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day![/highlight]

Symptoms of tooth abscess:

  • Intense, pounding pain in the affected tooth or gum.

  • Pain spreads to ear, jaw and neck while drinking any liquid.
  • Sensitivity towards to either hot or cold drinks.
  • Swelling of face.

Now if you don’t check in to the hospital for this, then along with abscess you can experience high fever and difficulty in speaking. Furthermore, it might get hard for you to breathe as well.


How to get rid of tooth abscess:

To get rid of tooth abscess pain at home, you can try the following home remedies and will hopefully work.

  • Garlic:
    Garlic, an all-time household item in your pantry can ease the pain. Get some juice out of the garlic and pour on the abscessed area, for some while you feel a severe burning sensation but would ease the pain. The juice will fight against infection and inflammation.
  • Peppermint oil:
    Take some peppermint oil on your index finger and apply it gently on the affected area. The oil properties will soften the abscess and relieve pain and swelling.
  • Herbal tea bag:
    A tea bag contains astringent, make some tea of it but don’t throw the tea bag. Place it on the abscessed area overnight and then wash it with hydrogen peroxide or water the next morning. You will feel much better.

Surgical Treatment:

If the remedies don’t work, then it’s time to visit your dentist and tell him what you’re going through. He would perform a surgery known endodontic surgery and would save your teeth. It’s a very small and no harm procedure. So if you were able to bear the pain last night, the very next thing you should tomorrow is visit an endodontic.

How to get rid of gum abscess:

How to get rid of gum abscess
How to get rid of gum abscess

Now as said before tooth abscess and gum abscess (medical term periodontal disease) are two different abscesses because both require different treatments. Now the thing that tells you whether it is a tooth abscess or gum abscess is the location where the abscess has grown. If it is at the root tip of the tooth then its tooth abscess otherwise its gum abscess. Pus can also get intact in your gums, another painful experience. Probably one of your worst nightmares!

Cause of gum abscess:

It is also mainly due to a bacterial infection and inflammation of gum that are surrounding your teeth, the affected area would get red and you will have a swollen gum.

Remedies for Gum Abscess:

  • Saltwater: Who isn’t aware of the magic that salt does? It really relieves the pain in a very short amount of time. Just take some lukewarm water and add salt to it. Gargle your mouth with it and let the salt water do its trick.
  • Clove oil: Clove oil, another already available ingredient in your house. Just apply a little on the gum and rub very gently. Do this before sleeping, so the pain can go without you ever knowing it was there.
  • You can also use the remedies mentioned in how to get rid of tooth abscess”. But you need to consult your dentist if the pain remains and the situation gets worse.

The abscess is a disease that one should not take lightly and should immediately go to the doctor in early stages of it. We’ll update more on abscesses in upcoming weeks.

How To Get Rid Of Burning Pain Under Shoulder Blade

How To Get Rid Of Burning Pain Under Shoulder Blade

Shoulder blades scientific word, scapula (plural scapulas) is a triangular bone that connects the upper arm bone (humerus) with the collar bone (clavicle) and to the muscles of the neck, upper back, and arm. The burning pain under the shoulder blade is also termed as interscapular pain.

How To Get Rid Of Burning Pain Under Shoulder Blade
How To Get Rid Of Burning Pain Under Shoulder Blade

It is very common to suffer from a severe sensation of pain around the should blade, hence making it difficult for many people from enjoying their daily life, for example, spending time with family, playing with kids and much more. We all know what a great deal of effect a shoulder pain can cause in our lives. It isolates you from living a daily carefree life.

But worry not today’s mission is to guide you through the shoulder pain ENGIMA! From the causes to the treatments we have everything right over here. Stay with us and we guarantee that you would never need to study anything else. We have all the information at one page. So brace yourselves for some real SHOULDER BLADE PAIN.

  • Causes

There are many causes of just shoulder blade pain or pain under shoulder blades. It can be caused due to a bad posture all day, hectic routine every day, injuries around neck or shoulder, psychological stress from daily life, sometimes the heart attacks (especially in women) is triggered with this shoulder pain. So the point is one really can’t have a clue why is she/he experiencing the shoulder pain. Below we’ll mention as much causes as we could get our hands on and hope that you figure out the reason why you’re having shoulder pain from the following.


Rotator Cuff Injury: On the top of our list we have rotator cuff injury. Most likely the cause of pain in shoulder blades is because of an injury to the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff consists of tendons groups and muscles that help stabilize the joint. A man/woman’s rotator cuff develops with age and gets fragile with age too and so can be easily injured. We are going to mention few symptoms which will indicate the pain in your shoulder blades.


  • The pain develops around or in the shoulder on its own.
  • Experiencing pain on the outside of the upper arm.
  • The pain is dull and aching (stressful).
  • You feel pain felt when you are lifting something heavy or when reaching overhead or behind your back.
  • The pain stays in the upper arm and not gets past the elbow.
  • Continues at night.

If these are the symptoms you are experiencing then you’re likely to have shoulder pain because of an injury. This is an emergency case and you should consult your doctor as soon as you get to feel any of the above symptoms.

  • Muscle strain/Bad posture: The second highest reason of having a shoulder blade pain in a normal human being who hasn’t suffered any injuries around the respective area is because of his/her bad posture. Yes, the way that you’re lying, standing or sitting in a particular way for a long time can cause shoulder blade pain. Now a day’s technology is everywhere. Our homes, colleges, and offices just everywhere; we are so into the work that has been assigned to us that we don’t see our posture and we work for hours and hours on the computer/laptop/tablet not realizing our posture of sitting, lying or at all. Not only has a bad posture caused shoulder blade problems but neck problems too. Golf and tennis-like games involve twisting which can also be the cause of a shoulder blade pain.
  • Herniated or bulging discs – People with disc problems in their neck have the tendency to feel pain not only in their neck but in other regions such as shoulder blades.
  • Heart attack– Pain in shoulder blades may cause a heart attack (especially in women).A heart attack doesn’t always start with a chest pain, some of the cases over the years have revealed that shoulder blade pain is one of the symptoms of heart attack. This is a nagging pain and is accompanied by shortness of breath, or lightheadedness.
  • Arthritis– You can even have arthritis in the neck and this can be one of the causes of interscapular pain. Similarly, with disc disease, neck arthritis might be the reason of pain between the shoulder blades or other regions even if you’re not experiencing neck pain.
  • Cancer – Pancoast tumor is a lung tumor but it doesn’t really cause pain in the lungs or areas around them (chest pain). It symptoms includes having pain in the shoulder, in the inner part of the shoulder blades or maybe even both.
  • Gallbladder disease –Commonly the pain location because of gall bladder disease is between the shoulder blades. The pain is mostly experienced in the right shoulder blade.
  • Acid RefluxGastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD is a digestive disorder. It affects the ring of the muscle that is between the esophagus and stomach. The pain can be experienced in the back in the region between the shoulder blades. Other symptoms include heartburn.

Burning/Sharp Pain under shoulder blades:

  • Pain under the shoulder blades can be one of the worst pains one can experience in life. You can experience pain under the shoulder blades either in the right shoulder blade or in left shoulder blade.

Burning pain is a characteristic symptom of the final stage of the subdiaphragmatic abscess. When the pain feeling increases strikingly, it is reflected in the under shoulder blades, mostly in the right shoulder blade.

One may experience sharp pain in the lower lobe of the shoulder blade which can be the symptoms of renal colic or purulent infiltration. Pain symptoms distribute’s in the iliac region and under the shoulder blade.

  • Burning Pain Under Left Shoulder Pain:


Shingles is an infection which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. This might be one of the causes of shoulder blade pain or pain under shoulder blade. This pain is extremely hurting and is typically a burning pain. Pancreatitis is most likely to cause pain in the left shoulder blade. Acute pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas that can cause severe, continuous pain in the upper middle abdomen. It can be worse after meals and has the ability to radiate to the middle of the back or left shoulder blade.

  • Burning Pain Under Right Shoulder Blade:

Pain from Abdominal Sources: Gallbladder or liver can be the main reason of having pain in the right shoulder blade. It could be because of dirty foods that you eat. You may experience nausea without vomiting.

  • Lung Pain:

As mentioned above, lung cancer can be the cause of pain between the shoulder blades (right shoulder blade). One might think that putting in rest the shoulder blades may lessen the pain but it’s not necessary, it might worse in the rest position.

  • Remedies and Treatments For Pain in Shoulder Blade:

Treatments of the pain in or under the shoulder blades depend upon the severity of the pain experienced. I know no pain is less pain. You may need just some physical exercise to get rid of the pain or maybe to some extent surgery. Below we are going to mention some remedies for pain in shoulder blades.

  • Use ice or heat packs and painkillers to reduce pain. These three things can also be used to treat minor injuries at home.
  • See your doctor immediately if the pain is due to the result of an injury.
  • Don’t lift heavy buckets. Avoid such kind of activities.
  • See an orthopedic surgeon for specialist advice and treatments if you experience any of the following:
  • A frozen shoulder
  • A rotator cuff disorder.
  • A rotator cuff tear.

Shoulder blades pain suck! See your doctor as soon as you feel even the tiniest pain in the shoulder blades. Thank you for reading.

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Top 5 Ways To Stop Runny Nose

Top 5 Ways To Stop Runny Nose
how to stop runny nose

Now we know about runny nose:

Runny nose is a common problem with humans. It happens when there is lot of mucus inside nasal passages. Mucus production in nose passages increases due to cold or flu viruses.

Runny nose caused due to common cold, allergic reaction and sudden change in weather.

It is necessary to treat on time, if not it may cause of earaches, coughing, headaches and many other problems.

There are many medicines to stop runny nose fast, but these medicines have side effects like drowsiness etc.

Also Read : 9 Quick and Easy Remedies against a Runny Nose

So it will be good to apply home remedies for instant relief. And there should not be any side effect. Sometimes a man cannot find all the effective home remedies to stop runny nose fast. So we have tried to list down the most effective ways to stop runny nose naturally. I hope the information provided will be helpful for you and you can get instant relief from dripping nose.


So Start How to stop runny nose with 5 natural ways

  1. To stop runny nose by Inhaling Steam:

It is a common and popular way how to stop runny nose fast. If you have vaporizer with you so it is very easy to Steam Inhalation. If there is no vaporizer, don’t worry. A pot of hot water can do it easily. You will have to inhale the steam which is coming from hot water. Breathe the steam. If you want best results so put a towel over you so as not to let the steam come out in the open. Be careful with steam because it can burn you face especially when it is coming from boiling water. Do not get close to hot water and take a break in inhalation. So there are no any chances to burn face. You can also add apple cider vinegar, eucalyptus oil, or mustard oil in the water for more soothing effect.

  1. To stop runny nose fast by hydrating yourself:

As we know that there are many benefits of drinking water, one of the most important benefit can be the natural remedy to stop a runny nose fast. Hydration helps to make your mucus thin so it does not clog your nasal passages. If you drink hot water it helps in break up nasal congestion by soothing your nasal passages. If hot water does not agree with you so you can drink hot tea and soup these are the best alternatives. Run away from caffeinated drinks because they dehydrate your nasal passages. If your runny nose is due to sore throat, you should drink water mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice and two tablespoon of honey. Drink this twice or thrice in a day to have best results for stop runny nose fast.

  1. To stop runny nose by Ginger up:

Ginger is an effective home remedy to stop runny nose without medicine. It contains antiviral and antioxidant both properties which contain clear you nasal passages. There are two ways to use Ginger. First, it can be drunk as a hot ginger tea twice or thrice in a day. Second, you can eat ginger root with a pinch of salt.

  1. To stop runny nose fast by using Garlic:

Garlic contains strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties. So it is a great way to stop runny nose fast. Take three or four cloves of chopped Garlic and by boiling make soup of it. Strain the solution and mix some sugar in it and drink the soup twice in a day. You can also chew a small piece of garlic. It helps in warm up your body. With the help of this you can get relief and can stop runny nose fast. Garlic supplements can also be taken in a regular basis to reduce the frequency of runny nose.

  1. To stop runny nose fast by taking Medicines:

If you are not satisfied with home remedies you can use medicines. So buy over the counter antihistamines from your nearest drug store. This way is also better to stop a stuffy nose fast. You can also buy non-drowsy or drowsy types.

Remember, if you are feeling other symptoms during runny noses like sore throat and fever, you should consult with your doctor and treat the conditions on time.