I know this post is old.. but I had been dealing with a large boil for some days on my armpit from the disease and found this post after trying to search for any sort of relief from the pain. I saw your response about turmeric and others saying how it worked so I instantly went to cvs to get the capsules. I made some paste by just mixing the turmeric and some water rubbed it on the boil and covered it. Within an hour the boil started leaking and I almost cried. Thank you so much for sharing!