Home Remedies for Boils on Inner Thigh

by Sam Malone

boils on the inner thigh not only look unsightly, but can also cause a lot of pain and discomfort to a person. Most boils start of as harmless bumps, but could aggravate greatly within a short span of time. When a boil erupts, it normally lasts for approximately a week or so, depending on its size. They can erupt on most parts of the body that have fair follicles. However, they are more commonly found on the face, thigh, underarm, scalp, buttock and groin. A group or cluster of boils is known as a carbuncle, which can be more serious. Carbuncles are also usually accompanied by fever and weakness. Many people get boils treated by a doctor, who prescribe various antibacterial soaps and ointments and medication to reduce the pain. At times, a boil or carbuncle on the inner thigh may even to be removed surgically. However, there are many people who prefer using home remedies for boils on inner thigh, as they are less costly and can be used at a person's convenience. Moreover, the side effects and after care is believed to be less for home remedies.

Therefore, given below are some common home remedies for boils on inner thigh:

  • Make a paste using a cup of hot water and a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Then, using a clean cloth, apply the water on the boil. It will drain, without any problems
  • Cornmeal has good absorptive properties, which helps it treat boils. It can be added to half a cup of hot water to form a thick paste. This cornmeal mush can be applied on the boil as a poultice and then covered with a piece of cloth. This remedy can be repeated after a few hours till the boil drains.
  • Boil a cup of milk and gradually add three teaspoons of salt to it. Allow the milk to simmer for about 10 minutes and then add some flour or pieces of crumbled bread to the mixture. Divide the thickened mixture into 4 parts and apply them, as a poultice to the boils every half an hour.
  • As pungent as it looks, onions have antiseptic chemicals, which act as an irritant as well as an antimicrobial, drawing the heat and blood out. Thick slices of onions should be placed on the boil and wrapped with a cloth. The onion slices should be changed every three hours or so.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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