Boils On Buttocks Treatments

Published: 13th October 2009
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A boil is an accumulation of pus constricted to a small area and surrounded by inflamed tissue in the skin. A boil is an inflamed area of the skin, usually located in a hair follicle. It can be caused by a physical condition such as acne, diabetes, or severe dermatitis. It can also be brought about by low immunity, stress, food allergy, poor diet, irritations, an illness, shaving, plucking hairs or poor hygiene. Boils begin as a reddened tender area and after a while, the area around it becomes firm and hard. The core 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 forms a head, which can be surgically opened or drained out through the surface of the skin.

Treatments For Boils On Buttocks

Boils on buttocks are mostly caused by bacteria/germs and friction. Boils on buttocks usually start out as a tender growth, or red spot. In the case of a boil being located in the cleft of the buttock cheeks, which is normal with most pilonidal cysts, a medical doctor may be required to perform any incision and drainage. For other boils that may exist on the cheek of the buttocks, taking a simple sitz bath several times a day should cause the boil to come to a head and drain quite well. Adding some Epsom salts to the sitz bath can be very effective. Keeping your bowel movements healthy and following a regular exercise regimen is very important, too.

Homemade Remedies for Boils

  • Application of turmeric powder on the boil causes it to come to a head and burst.
  • 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.
  • Drinking a cupful of fresh bitter gourd juice mixed with a teaspoon of lime juice taken on an empty stomach daily treats this condition.
  • 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.
  • Juice of onion or garlic when applied externally on boils helps to bring them to a head and drain out the pus.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.

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