Dr. Dewey discusses the homeopathy treatment of Boils in his bestselling book Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics….

Belladonna. [Bell]

      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.

Silicea. [Sil]

      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.

Sulphur. [Sulph]

      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.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.