Causes Of Boils On The Buttocks: Natural Remedies To Cure Boils

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.


  1. Juanita Rebara said:

    Thank you for writing this out because my 38-year-old son has multiple boils in one armpit and he tells me finally that he has been having trouble for several months, and I contracted one, I think, in my armpit. Mine is small, but his have been lanced and have not stopped with antibiotics. Now he found out finally that he has MRSA because I got him to a clinic and a test came through today. I need help and my test has not come through. I am 76, nonsmoker, nondrinker, and he has been a smoker, and has drank some liquor I do not know how often. I think his immune system is lower than mine, possibly, but I only just got my boil.
    Thanks. I have turmeric in powder, apple cider vinegar and distilled white vinegar. Which do I use? I have no fresh basil. I do have mustard seeds in an older bottle. Left Armpits are our spots of infection.

    September 14, 2009
  2. Lisa said:

    I have been susceptible to boils on my inner thighs and buttocks since I was in 2nd grade. I am a very clean person and take bath every day sometimes more than once. I really don’t think that if you smoke you get the boils? I don’t drink in excess or pop pills or do drugs of any kind either. I don’t know how to stop them. The boils are very painful so I take hot baths with Epsom salt when I have one, it takes a while but it eventually breaks and the intense pain from it lessens. I am now in my 50s and still no one can give me a complete cure and I would love to get rid of this problem. Is there anything that will help? I tried seeing doctor several times but there was no improvement and a doctor laughed at me while I was on the table. It was humiliating enough to see a doctor again but I would rather heal myself.

    April 16, 2012
    • PUP said:

      Sometimes one tries all the available avenues to treat recurrent boils, but in vain. In such cases, you should get your blood examined for blood sugar, hemoglobin, ESR. Tell me the results after the blood tests.
      • Also wear loose fitting clothes if you are wearing tight garments. This will allow free air movement and produce less sweat.
      • If you are obese try to reduce your weight.
      • Well balanced diet consisting of all essential nutrients will build up your immune system. Having healthy immunity is always necessary when there is a history of recurrent boils. Eat foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Avoid Junk food, sweets, too much of sugar etc.
      • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol even if it is less in quantity, as both are detrimental for your immune system.
      • Mix a pinch of turmeric powder in warm milk and drink it daily. Turmeric has natural antibacterial properties.
      • Boil some Azadirachta indica leaves in water. Now add this water to your bath water and take bath with it. Azadirachta indica is also known as Neem in India. It is known to act upon the staphylococcus organisms present on the skin.
      • Lastly eat healthy food and drink boiled and filtered water.

      April 17, 2012

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