10 Home Remedies For Boils On Inner Thigh
Boils are common afflictions which are caused by an irritation, or bacterial infection in the skin. Skin becomes irritated, red and raised up, usually with pus or liquid pooling in the middle.
Though some boils will heal naturally within a few days, here are our top ten home remedies to speed the healing process and keep boils from spreading on the inner thighs.
#1. Warm Compress
One of the easiest and most effective natural remedies for boils is a warm compress. Soaking a clean cloth in warm water and applying it directly to the boil will help to relieve itching and discomfort.
The warmth should also help to draw out the pus and help the boil to drain naturally. Once the boil has drained it will heal much more quickly.
Creating a suction around the boil can help to increase blood flow in the area, draw out pus, and force the boil to both drain and heal much more quickly.
Heat a small jar or glass in boiling water to heat and sterilize it. Allow the glass to cool down so that it is safe to touch skin, but remains quite warm. Place the heated vessel over the boil and wait for the pus to draw itself out.
Turmeric is a natural remedy that is often used to heal skin afflictions. The natural anti-inflammatory will help to reduce swelling and allow the boil to heal. Turmeric can either be ingested by mixing powdered turmeric with warm water or milk, or applied topically in a paste.
Garlic has a wide variety of healing powers including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Garlic is a great way to heal boils as it will help to speed healing and draw out the pus within. Garlic is also versatile, as it can be eaten to harness the benefits, made into a paste to apply topically, or sliced to expose the oils and juices and held directly to the boil. The natural juices should help the skin infection to clear up quickly and reduce irritation.
#5. Epsom Salt
Salt is excellent natural remedy for wounds and skin afflictions. Soaking in an epsom salt bath, or applying a towel soaked in epsom salt and water to the boil will help it to heal much more quickly.
The salt acts as a healing agent and cleans the infected area, rinsing it of any excess bacteria. This allows the body to naturally heal the boil without interference.
Yes, bacon. The salt and fat naturally found in abundance in bacon can actually help to heal boils. Roll bacon in extra salt and wrap it in a thin cloth before placing it directly on the boil.
The salt will help the wound to heal much more quickly while also sterilizing the area. Though the process is messy – fat can stain so be sure to avoid contact with clothing – the bacon should help the boil to drain sooner.
#7. Cumin Seeds
Cumin has great healing powers that can help when effected by boils. It is an anti-inflammatory, meaning it will help reduce the redness and swelling associated with boils. The natural spice also naturally helps to purify and stimulate blood, speeding up the process of healing. Grind cumin seeds into a powder and add water to create a paste that can be applied directly to the boil.
Parsley leaves are one of the best natural remedies for healing boils. The juices help to heal by drawing the pus and toxins out of the skin. Using parsley topically should force the boil to drain itself naturally and safely, which will speed healing. Boil parsley leaves until they are soft and wrap in a thin cloth or towel. Place this over the boil and let sit.
Nutmeg is a natural home remedy that has often been used to heal boils. This spice, commonly found in many homes, naturally stimulates an increase in blood flow and circulation. This in turn helps to speed the healing process, and bring the boil to head. The quicker the boil drains naturally of pus, the sooner it will heal over. Mix nutmeg powder with warm water to form a paste and apply directly to the boil, or stir into water or milk to drink.
#10. Natural Oils
Tea tree oil, castor oil and eucalyptus oils can all be effective in healing boils. Because of their antiseptic properties, they make for great natural home remedies, helping to eliminate infection and keep the affected area clean. These oils should all be used topically – either by dropping a bit of oil right onto the boil or soaking a cloth or cotton ball in oil before applying. Do not drink the oils.