How to treat boil on buttocks?

Before you start embarking upon a method of treatment for the boil on your buttock, it is best that you try and determine a couple of things. The first thing you should know is whether you are suffering from this boil due to some sort of allergy. This is a fairly common occurrence, particularly if you have recently changed the fabric of your undergarment that is directly touching your skin on the affected area. If you are wearing synthetic materials or nylon, in particular, then you should stop wearing it and see if this makes a difference. The second thing you need to know is - if you are consuming something that could be causing you this kind of an allergic reaction. Typically, it is possible for boils to erupt on any part of the body if you are eating food that is excessively heat causing in nature. If this is the case, then you should immediately stop the consumption of this kind of food for some time. If you do not know that you are consuming this type of food, stop anyway. For a few days, try and avoid chilies, fried and spicy food and heavy red meats. This will automatically help in reducing the internal heat generated by these foods within the body.

You should also try and cleanse your skin well and thoroughly to see if that helps. Sometimes, poor skin care and maintenance can also cause this sort of a problem to arise. The buttocks have tough and thick skin which generally does not require extra care. This could be a reason some people tend to neglect deep skin care on this body part. You would do well to see if you need this extra care. You should exfoliate your skin at least once a week, if not more. This alone will make a significant and visible difference. You should also try and apply astringent to the area where the boils have erupted. This will help to keep your skin free of excessive oil deposits. Sometimes, extra oil deposits could also lead to formation of pus filled boils. Another thing you always need to keep in mind is that you should not fidget with, or scratch the boils. This can lead to their growth, which can, over time, become an unpleasant prospect. Please remember that not scratching or bursting these boils can actually be helpful in gradually eliminating them. But if you fidget too much, you can aggravate your condition further.

answered by G M

A boil is also known as a skin abscess and is basically an infection that is lodged deep in the skin. The boil first begins on a particular area f the skin as a reddened tender area. As the infection gets stronger, the area starts to become hardened and firm. After which the middle of the boil starts to become soft and then gets filled with white blood cells that help fight the infection. These white blood cells are sent by the body through the blood stream in order to help fight off the bacteria causing the infection and is what is commonly referred to as pus. This pus then solidifies and forms the head of the boil. The head eventually drains and heals after treatment. These boils may be caused due to a variety of reasons of which; ingrown hairs, plugged sweat glands that are infected, and a cut or scrape that gets infected are the most common.

In this way a boil may be formed on the buttock. It is important to treat the boil properly, because if it is left untreated the infection will eventually spread and other areas of the skin may get infected as well. The infection can even dig deeper into the skin and eventually spread to other areas of the body through the blood stream causing further complications. The easiest way to treat a boil on the buttock is use heat. Make a hot compress and apply it on the infected area for about half an hour. Do the same every few hours during the day. The heat will allow the boil to burst and eventually drain. After the boil has burst, clean the wound with the help of an antiseptic and make sure to not allow the pus to touch the any other parts of your skin. Avoid trying to burst or squeeze the boil, as it will only complicate things.

answered by G M

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