Boils are an accumulation of pus constricted to a small area and surrounded by inflamed tissue in the skin. A boil is an inflamed area on the skin, generally located in a hair follicle. It can be caused by a physical condition such as diabetes, acne, or severe dermatitis. It can also result from low immunity, irritations, an illness, stress, food allergy, poor diet, shaving, plucking hairs or poor hygiene. Boils most often start off as a tender area, becoming hard, swelling, and eventually softening and forming a head. The center of a boil that is full of pus is soft and is filled with infection fighting white blood cells, bacteria and proteins that eliminate the infection. Finally the pus develops a head, which can be surgically opened or drained out through the surface of the skin.
Treatment For Boils On Buttocks
Boils on buttocks are most often caused by bacteria, germs and friction. Boils on buttocks usually start out as an irritated growth, or red spot. When a boil is located in the cleft of the buttock cheeks, which is normal with most pilonidal cysts, a medical practitioner may be required to perform any incision and drainage. For other boils that may exist on the cheek of the buttocks, a simple sitz bath performed several times a day should bring the boil to a head and drain quite well. Adding some Epsom salts to the sitz bath can be very effective. It is important to make it a point to keep your bowel movements healthy as well as follow a regular exercise regimen.
Home Treatments for Boils
Drinking a cupful of fresh bitter gourd juice mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice taken on an empty stomach daily treats this condition.
Castor bark is beneficial in getting rid of boils quickly. Grind up some castor bark into powder and add water to make a paste. Apply this paste to the boils once a day.
Crush, grind, or chop garlic and/or onion and put into a cheese cloth and place the cloth on the affected area. This can help bring the boil to a head faster.
A Hot Compress. Use a wash cloth soaked in hot water and apply the hot compress to the boil several times daily. The heat will help bring the boil to a head. This should be done several times a day and the compress should be as hot as you can tolerate it.
Steep parsley in boiled water until it is soft and juicy. When the parsley is hot, wrap it clean linen or muslin cloth and apply it to the boils.
One teaspoon of milk cream mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and a pinch of turmeric powder to form a paste. When applied, it helps to bring the boil to a head and heals it without becoming septic.
Be should to exercise all precautions when following directions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.