One of the most common skin disorders that everyone has encountered are boils. Boils can occur on the face, armpit and throat. But, there are a few among us that have boils on our thighs and buttocks. Boils are small and not clearly visible. They can sometimes cause anxiety. Firstly, we have to know what boils are and how they are caused, before we know how to get rid of them.
Boils – The Science Behind Them:
Boils are a skin infection, which starts in the oil gland or a hair follicle.Boils are also known as skin abscess. They are mostly caused by a bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus, which occupiesour body. This bacetrium enters our body through skin lesions.
REASONS FOR BOILS:
- Damaged hair follicles.
• Excessive scratching with infected fingers and nails.
• Sharing toiletries.
• Weakened immune system.
• Waxing or shaving.
• Allergic reactions.
• Excessive sweating which in turn leads to accumulation of dirt.
• Fabric allergic reaction.
• Recurrent rubbing of thighs.
• Irregular nutrition.
• Poor hygiene.
• Stress and overexertion.
• Infected lymph node.
If boils are not properly treated, they are also harmful. In spite of the fact that they are starting out as harmless bumps, they often intensify rapidly. They are not constrained to just these areas of the body, such as:face, armpits, inner thighs, buttocks, groin and scalp, but to any part of the body that has hair follicles. Very often boils do land up in the most private of places, especially the groin.
TIPS ON HOW TO GET RID OF BOILS ON INNER THIGHS AND BUTTOCKS
Here are some remedies that would help you in getting rid of boils:
If you apply heat to the boil during its initial stages, it reduces its growth remarkably. Heat effectively increases blood circulation around the boil. In this way, you enable your natural antibodies with the assistance of white blood cells to ward off the infection and pus inside. You should do thisfor two or three days, depending on the size of the boil. At this time the pus drains out. When all the pus is out, you should wash the area with antibacterial soap and leave it to dry. You should put a bandage on it, if you do want to keep the boil open.
- Turmeric Paste:
Turmeric possesses a lot of medicinal qualities. In order to make a turmeric paste, you should mix it with Epsom salt and honey along with castor oil and iodine. Apply this paste on the boil which would make the pus drain out.
Take some Goldenseal root powder and add water. Mix it so that it forms a paste. You should apply the paste on the affected area.
If you drink a lot of water, you will reduce the intensity of the boil. Have at least 8-10 glasses of water every day, because it will help in flushing the toxins out of the body.
Onions have antiseptic properties that speed up the healing process. You should cut an onion into thick slices and place them on the boil. Wrap it with the help of a cloth. You have to remember that you should change the slices every 2-3 hours.
Note: You should never try to puncture a boil, because this will aggravate the condition, and will lead to swelling or increasing the intensity of boils.