Question: I have recurring boils on thighs and sometimes around my vagina since 2 years which are very painful and causes cellulitis also. I’ve done course of augmenting many times but to no avail.
Boils are formed due to accumulation of liquid or pus, which occurs, when an oil gland or a sweat gland or a hair follicle is infected and gets inflamed.
Frequent occurrence of boils is observed on the thighs and in the skin around the groin and vagina, since these areas prone to sweating.
Causes of Boils:
- Inadequate cleanliness
- Poor hygiene, especially during the periods
- too much sweating around the groin region
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Many a times due to inappropriate hygiene practices soap is left behind and not washed completely.
- Improper washing of undergarments
- Faulty diet tends to reduce the immunity
Treatment for Boils:
- Maintain the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness to prevent boils. While taking bath always splash warm water around your groin and genital area. Wear clean and washed panties. Need to be more cautious and hygienic especially during periods.
- Watch out for infection of the urinary tract (UTI). It may show up as mild burning or itching during urination. Drink ample water. It is recommended that you consume at least 2 – 2 1/2 liters of water daily.
- Frequent hot water fomentation will hasten suppuration and the boil will mature and erupt.
- Do not pick or touch the boil.
- Keep your groin area as dry as possible.
- Don’t forget to use condoms during intercourse. You must urinate after intercourse and clean the area well.
- Garlic is the best anti-septic. Consuming a couple of flakes of grated garlic everyday will clear boils and prevent recurrences. Garlic contains enzymes which detoxify blood and ensure complete healing.
- Silicea 30, a homoeopathic remedy brings quick cure for boils.