Question: I am getting boils under my arm, side & now on butt crack. I had one on my butt & under arm before also. What are the causes of boils on buttocks?
Boil is a pus filled swelling, commonly occurring in the bed of an infected hair follicle. The infection is caused by a bacterium called ‘Staphylococcus’, which have colonies on the surface of our skin. Boils can occur on any part of the human body, however are more common in areas where there is friction between the skin and the clothes.
Armpit, neck, groin and buttocks are the most common sites from boils to occur. Boils may not necessarily occur in isolation and many boils develop simultaneously in a condition called folliculitis.
Boils occur due to several causes including faulty dietary patterns, diabetes, immune deficiency, poor nutrition, poor hygiene, exposure to harsh chemicals, drug abuse or alcoholism, allergic reactions, etc. Boils are very infective and may spread through contact. Staphylococcus infection is commonly associated with pustular swellings.
Some simple solutions that can be used to reduce and treat boils occurrence are as follows:
Natural Home Remedies For Boils
- Apply the extract of the juice of garlic and onions to heal boils. It will hasten the process of suppuration and the boil will burst open. Equal quantities of onion and garlic juice may be mixed together for better results.
- Best treatment for boils is to mix 1 teaspoon of milk with one teaspoon of vinegar and a bit of turmeric. Turmeric and vinegar are natural antiseptics, which will hasten suppuration without making it septic, and prevent the further spread to surround areas.
- A paste made of finely ground cumin seeds with water should be applied to cure boils. This can be applied overnight.
- Silicea, a homeopathic medicine is known to hasten suppuration if taken frequently in low doses. If taken in high potency, the drug has the ability to abort suppuration.