The medical or the scientific name for a boil is ‘furuncle’. It is nothing but an infection of the hair follicle. Another term used to describe a boil is skin abscess.
Boils can appear anywhere; on the face, armpit, neck, groin, throat, inner thigh and buttocks. In general, boils are little knocks with white or yellow focuses that can spread to other skin regions. They have a tendency to wind up agonizing and increase in size in a couple of days when discharge develops.
Staphylococcal bacteria are the micro-organisms responsible for boils. There are other internal and external factors too that make you susceptible to developing boils and they include a weak immune system, a damaged hair follicle, harsh chemicals, infected sweat glands, poor nutrition, poor hygiene and chronic diseases like diabetes.
It is possible to treat most boils at home, including the ones on the inner thighs. These are easy home remedies, yet highly effective.
But if there are no signs of improvement in the boil’s condition within two weeks, then it is advisable that you consult a doctor, especially if you feel feverish.
Here’s a list of top 10 home remedies to get rid of boils on inner thighs.
1) Warm Compress
Using heat applications is the easiest and quickest way of getting rid of boils on your inner thighs. The heat applied on the affected skin causes the blood circulation which allows the antibodies and white blood cells to fight the infection faster.
- Dip a piece of cloth in warm water and let it absorb the water. And then squeeze out the water and press the cloth on the boil.
- Make the pus discharge out of the boil by repeating this, again and again, several times.
- Make sure that the area around the boil is completely cleaned after its discharge so that it doesn’t get infected again.
A Bartholin duct cyst is a boil occurring right on the opening of the vagina which can be healed by taking a sitz bath. Usually, these boils heal without any special attention or care.