Many people have been affected by boil, at times it causes sleepless nights and at times, the pain is subtle. According to Greatist News, boils generally form when pus collects under your skin, centered on a hair follicle. When this is due to an infection, it’s known as a furuncle. Boils are not always due to an infection and can happen in a condition known as Hidradenitis suppurativa (a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps to form under the skin).
Boils most often form where there’s friction, sweat, or hair. The neckline, face, armpit, and, yes, butt crack are some common hot spots. Below are some home remedies for treating boil:
HEAT: A warm compress applied to a boil can help facilitate drainage of the boil. This is very vital in healing a boil and should be your first course of action. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests soaking a washcloth in warm water and applying it to the area for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day. This will help break down the pus from within.
CASTOR OIL: This oil is made from the castor bean plant, this oil contains ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that may help break down trapped bacteria. Castor oil has been used since ancient times to heal wounds and moisturize skin. Apply castor oil directly to the boil three times a day until the boil is gone.
TURMERIC: Turmeric’s main compound and active ingredient is curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and may help combat an infection if one is present in the boil. An oral turmeric supplement that contains black pepper extract can be taken as this helps the body absorb more curcumin. Turmeric can also be applied to your skin. Try adding a few drops of turmeric essential oil to a cream or oil-based moisturizer-such as argan oil-and use it as you would your regular moisturizer.
Always remember to visit your doctor if the boil becomes regular.