Boils are a painful, reddish eruption over the body which can occur anywhere on the body. Boils usually develop on the legs, arms and trunk of the body.
The first symptom of the boil is small, red, painful area of skin, which may be slightly swollen. Boils can further transform themselves into pus-filled swelling that cause cellulitis or inflammation of the skin. As the pus-formation starts, the center of the eruption becomes yellow and the pain and swelling increases.
If cellulitis occurs then fever can also be present along with the above symptoms.
What Causes Boils On Buttock?
- Boils are usually caused by bacteria present on the skin surface (staphylococcus) which enters the sweat glands or hair follicles. This causes swelling and inflammation resulting in the formation of boils.
- People, who suffer from eczema or any type of problem that affects the structure of the skin surface, are more prone or susceptible to formation of the boils.
Home Remedies To Cure Boils On Buttock
- Turmeric powder, which is a naturally known anti-septic, is very useful in this condition. Turmeric powder paste should be made by adding juice of basil leaves and should be applied over the boil on the buttock at least three times in a day.
- Turmeric powder along with juice of basil leaves can also be taken orally. These are proven anti-bacterial as well as blood purifiers.
- Dry ginger and asafetida is made into paste, by adding a small quantity of water. This paste should be applied over the areas of boils twice a day as an external application.
- A paste of mustard seeds, if applied in the initial conditions, when only reddish discoloration is present, gives prompt results.
- When the boil is pustular or filled with pus, a betel leaf, which is gently warmed till it becomes soft and then coated with a layer of castor oil, can be applied three times in day. After a few applications of betel leaf and castor oil, the boil ruptures and pus is discharged.