Mix tea tree oil with a carrier oil, for example coconut or olive oil in the 1:2 proportion. Dip a cotton bud in the mixture and apply it on the skin affected by a boil. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat twice a day until you get a significant relief from the discomfort caused by the boil.
The humble potato might not normally be associated with skin treatments, but the truth is that thanks to its versatile properties it helps reduce the inflammation of the skin. Potatoes also gently exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin cells and boost the skin regeneration process.
The best way to apply potato on the skin affected by a boil is to grate one fresh potato and put the paste on the area you want to treat. Secure it with a clean cloth and let it work for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment twice a day for best results.
Onion can be used to speed up the healing of the skin attacked by staph bacteria. The onion treatment helps drain the boil but requires some patience and consistence. You will need a few small onions and a cotton cloth or a bandage. Cut a few slices off one onion and place them over the boil. Secure them with a bandage or cloth and keep them on for a few hours. After this time remove the onion and replace it with some fresh slices. The longer you keep the onion on, the faster the boil will burst and get drained from pus. While this method might not be the most comfortable one and probably not suitable if you cannot stay at home for the time of the treatment, it is definitely worth a try if you want to get rid of the bothersome boil fast.
Surprising as it may seem, cornmeal can also be a very effective home remedy in the treatment of boils. It works great once the boil is already developed because cornmeal absorbs the pus. Simply mix a tablespoon of cornmeal with a few drops of water. Add only enough water to turn the cornmeal into a paste. Apply it onto the boil and leave it on until it dries completely, which might take around 20-30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. The treatment can be repeated several times a day, depending on the amount of pus in the boil. For best results, apply a warm compress on the affected area before the cornmeal treatment or do it straight after you take a shower.
Bread and Milk
Bread can also be used to drain the pus out of the boils on thighs, butt and other skin areas. When you soak it in milk, you will additionally get a home remedy that boosts the skin regeneration process. Take a slice of bread and dip it in warm milk. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. You can repeat the treatment three to four times a day, depending on how much pus there is in the boil and how fast you want to get rid of it. It’s best to finish the treatment off with an antibacterial product, like a few drops of diluted tea tree oil or an antiseptic ointment.
Using coconut oil in the treatment of boils on thighs and butt is a great solution for people who have sensitive skin and might not be able to use some of the natural ingredients mentioned above, like tea tree oil, garlic or apple cider vinegar, as they all might irritate the skin. Coconut oil has gentle antiseptic properties and helps reduce the inflammation. What’s more, it nourishes and hydrates the skin, which helps the damaged skin cells regenerate faster. This, in turn, brings a faster relief from the discomfort caused by the boil.
Apply some coconut oil on the affected area two to three times a day and leave it on for as long as you wish. Make sure you wait some time before you put your clothes on after the application as coconut oil can stain the fabrics.
Medical Help For Boils On Inner Thighs And Butt
In some more advanced cases of boils on inner thighs and butt you may have to seek medical help and it’s important that you do it as soon as you notice any of the symptoms described below, otherwise the infection may spread very fast.
See your doctor immediately if:
- Another boil appears – this means that the staph bacteria is spreading and whatever home remedies or over the counter products you use are not strong enough to fight the infection.
- The boil doesn’t drain for more than seven days – even though it takes the boil a few days to form, it should burst within one week, especially if you reached for some of the home remedies we described above. If you see no progress in the condition of the boil, don’t pop it on your own and ask your doctor to help you drain it.
- You have fever or your lymph nodes are swollen – this might be a sign of internal infection, which means that the staph bacteria got into your immune system and your body needs medical help to be able to fight it off. Be sure to see the doctor as soon as possible in this case as these are symptoms of a serious health condition that may affect some of your internal organs.
- The pain is unbearable – if the infection is really advanced, you can experience very strong pain that won’t go even with regular painkillers. Ask the doctor to prescribe you a medicine that will be more effective than some over the counter painkillers.
- If you have diabetes and you develop a boil, contact the doctor immediately and check if the two problems aren’t connected, which is a frequent case. Home remedies in this situation might help reduce the symptoms, but will not solve the potential future problems with boils on thighs and butt.
Once the doctor checks your skin, he or she will be able to determine whether you need antibiotics to fight the infection. Remember to finish the whole course of antibiotics prescribed as otherwise the staph bacteria might just get immune to the medicine.