In boils with much swelling and redness **Belladonna is the remedy to be used in the early stages. Boils recurring in the spring also indicate the remedy. Arnica produces a crop of boils all over, beginning with soreness, go on to suppuration, and another crop follows. When the boils partially mature and shrivel up **Arnica is the remedy indicated.
**Calcarea picrata has achieved a clinical reputation in boils.
This is a great boil remedy, and, in conjunction with **Hepar sulphuris, prescribed for the general indications of abscess will cover many cases. It is a remedy to prevent boils. It produces inflammation of the connective tissue, and following the boil will be a plastic indurated and often inflamed lump, which Silicea will remove.
**Calcarea sulphurica is also a remedy to remove the tumefaction of boils. Arsenicum and **Carbo vegetabilis come in boils of a low adynamic type.
This remedy produces a tendency to boils and is applicable to scrofulous persons. Hughes recommends a course of **Sulphur 12.
**Phytolacca is said to be specific in boils.
**Lycopodium. Evans says the trinity of remedies for boils is **Belladonna, Arnica and Lycopodium.
**Berberis vulgaris hastens suppuration in boils and prevents their recurrence.
**Anthracinum is recommended by Clarke for succession of boils, with no other symptoms to guide.
**Arctium lappa and Echinacea are excellent remedies with which to break up the “boil habit”. In the latter remedy profound prostration is an indication.