How to Get Rid of Boils on Inner Thighs and Buttocks: Best Remedies


How to Get Rid of Boils on Inner Thighs and Buttocks: Best RemediesWe all take good care of the skin on the face and other areas of the body that are usually exposed. However, some people tend to neglect the places that hardly ever see the sun or get the air. And one of the most forgotten spots is the butt and the inner thighs. The skin in this area hardly ever gets to breathe cause it’s covered with clothes, very often really tight. The skin sweats more when the access to the air is restricted and as a result it may develop various problems. Sometimes they are just regular pimples that form when the pores get blocked.

In other cases, however, the skin may get attacked by bacteria and develop boils. They are not only unsightly, but also painful and sometimes even dangerous to our health. Learn how to prevent them from forming on your thighs and butt and what home remedies you can use to remove them in a quick and efficient manner.

Boils On Butt And Inner Thighs – What Are They?

Boils form when the skin – to be more precise, a hair follicle or an oil gland in the skin – gets infected. In the initial stages of the infection you can only notice some redness, but after a few days (usually four to six) the spot becomes swollen, a tender lump develops and gets filled with white and yellowish pus. Boils may appear not only on thighs and butt, but also on the face, the neck, on the shoulders and under the armpits. If the infection spreads to the surrounding areas of the skin, a group of boils gets formed and it’s called a carbuncle or furuncles. This condition usually causes a major discomfort, especially when it occurs in a place that gets irritated when you walk or sit.

Causes Of Boils

Boils are caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus (staph) that can get into the skin through cuts, including the ones that are so small that you won’t even notice them with a naked eye. Staph can also get into the skin through the pore openings and it usually goes down the hair until it reaches the hair follicle, where it develops an infection.

Staphylococcus aureus doesn’t attack every type of skin. Some people are much more prone to this type of skin infection and these are most often obese people or those who suffer from diabetes or don’t follow the right hygiene routine. Other common causes of boils are weak immune system, stress, frequent shaving or waxing, unhealthy diet and exposure to harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin.

Symptoms Of Boils

When a boil starts forming, you will only see a hard, reddish spot about half an inch in size, in the area where staph bacteria got into the skin. After a few days the spot gets softer and filled with pus, which causes swelling. The place becomes very tender and often hurts even when it’s not touched, pressed or irritated by external factors. The pus accumulates in the central part of the boil, forming a white tip with a red head or nodule. It doesn’t drain on its own for days, however, and it’s better not to try to pop it on your own as it can only worsen the infection.

If you have a painful boil filled with pus, you should get the doctor to help you get rid of in a safe way that will protect the staph from spreading on the surrounding skin. Remember that if boils appear on your butt, they will form on the bottom cheeks or in the crack, but never in the anus area. If you experience some discomfort in there, you should check with your doctor if you are not suffering from hemorrhoids.

How To Prevent Boils On Inner Thighs And Butt

If your skin is prone to boils, you should take extra measures to prevent staph bacteria from causing this painful infection. Make sure the skin on your entire body gets access to fresh air. Wear loose fitting clothes made of natural fabrics. This applies especially to your underwear. If you have no freedom to choose your day clothes because you have to wear a specific type of uniform for work, try to give your skin as much freedom as possible at least at night and – if possible – sleep naked.

Your hygiene routine is crucial when it comes to fighting and preventing boils on inner thighs and butt. Daily showering is obvious, but in this case extra cleansing and even disinfection is a must. Apply a gentle antiseptic on the area where boils tend to form. Like this you will give your skin extra protection from staph bacteria. If you have just had a boil removed, disinfect the place three to four times a day.

How to Get Rid of Boils on Inner Thighs and Buttocks: Best Remedies
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