How To Get Rid of Boils on Inner Thigh

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A boil is a kind of skin infection that happens due to an acute staphylococcal infection of hair follicle. It is also known as skin abscess. Generally a boil occurs on the inner thigh but it can also occur on face, armpit, back of the neck, throat, groin and buttocks. Some of the main causes of having a boil on inner thigh are a damaged hair follicle, weak immune system, infected sweat glands, harsh chemicals, poor hygiene, poor nutrition and chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Most boils can be treated at home including the one that occurs on the inner thigh. The home treatments for boils are simple, yet highly effective.

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Here are top 10 ways to get rid of boils on inner thigh.

1. Warm Water

To get quick rid of boils on inner thigh, the easiest and simplest way is to use heat applications. When warm compresses are applied on the affected skin area it increases blood circulation and allows the antibodies and white blood cells to fight the infection faster. Take a dry cloth and soak it in warm water, squeeze the excess water and press in over the boils. Do this repeatedly throughout the day until the boil erupts and the pus drains out completely. Finally you need to clean the area properly and apply some medicated ointment to avoid any kind of further infection.

2. Water

If you are suffering from a boil on inner thigh, then you must try to remove the toxins from the body. This can be easily done by drinking around eight to ten glasses of water daily. Water helps in removing the toxins from the body through sweat and urine. Once the toxin level from the body is reduced, the boil will start healing faster. At the same time water will help in keeping the body and skin well hydrated. Once the boil erupts, you need to clean the affected skin area with warm water from time to time to avoid further infection.

3. Turmeric

To get rid of the boils on inner thigh, turmeric can be of great help. Make a thick paste made out of turmeric powder and water and apply in on the boils from time to time. The anti-inflammatory properties present in turmeric will fasten the healing process. Else you can make a paste by adding turmeric, milk cream and vinegar and apply it on the boil. This paste will help the boil to ripen and burst within a few days. You can also add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of boiling milk and drink it twice daily to get relief from the inflammation and pain caused by the boil.

4. Cornmeal

Cornmeal can come to your rescue when you wish to quickly get rid of boils on your inner thigh. The good absorptive properties present in cornmeal helps in the quick treatment of boils. Take a spoonful of cornmeal and add it to adequate amount of hot water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the boil and then covered the area with a piece of cloth. Repeat the process several times a day until the boil erupts and the pus drains out completely.

5. Onion

Onion has got antiseptic properties that help a lot to fasten up the healing process of boils. Take one fresh onion and cut it into thick slices. Put the onion slices on the boil and wrap it with a cloth. Change the onion slices in every two to three hours. The juice of the onion when gets in touched with the infected area acts as an irritant as well as an antimicrobial. This helps to draw out the heat from the boil and soon it gets erupt. At the same time onion juice reduce the inflammation and give you huge relief from the pain caused by the boil.

6. Garlic

Garlic is also one of the most effective home remedies for boils treatment. Take two to three garlic cloves and crush it gently to extract its juice. Now with the help of a cotton pad apply the juice of garlic on the boil and cover the area with a piece of cloth. Garlic juice will ripen the boil and break it and soon the pus will come out from it. Else you can make a paste from garlic juice and turmeric powder and apply it over the boil. This remedy will help in controlling the infection and fasten up the healing process.

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  1. i hv’e been using hot water wit salt , the puss came out but its still hard inside nd still paining, much better than before, ,

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  2. shajay phillips March 5, 2013, 11:34 pm

    I think I hav a boil its on my inner thight I burst it & it bleed a little but its a hard knot inside of the skin please help it hurts :-)

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    • i too have the same problem. i notice it just two days ago big bean sized bump with red color and a white pinhead sized at the center really caused worry in me. i shy away even tell or show it to doctor since it is exactly in between inner tight and the vagina.

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      • I’ll take a look for ya

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      • Pla consult your ob or doctor its serious i got it too but im goingtoo seemy ob tomorrow :-)

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      • I am a 30 year old female. For the past 4 days I have been in excruciating pain from a boil located right to the left of my “u know what” towards my groin area. Wearing panties and pants is like hell!! I had a boil in the past located on the right side that I got lanced in the ER a couple of years ago. It was very embarrassing and sooo painful. This time I wanted to find some remedy I could do at home to get rid of it. My boil had grown to the size of a golf ball, maybe a little larger, and would not come to a head. I was getting very desperate and came close to just going to an urgent care clinic. I tried multiple remedies I found online to include, hot water, glass bottle, warm compress, salt, toothpaste, antibacterial soap, bactine, boil ease, baking powder, peroxide, oxypads, ….. I finally went to cvs and got some tea tree oil, ichtammol ointment, and adhesive gauze pads. I got home last night around 7pm, took a shower, and applied the tea tree oil then the ichtammol ointment. I covered it with a gauze pad and layed down. I couldn’t help but to keep checking it to see if it made progress….and nothing. It was still there and still hurting. I cleaned it, applied more tea tree oil and ichtammol ointment, and covered it with new gauze. I went to sleep around 10:30pm. I woke up around 3:30am this morning to use the bathroom and noticed that the gauze pad was coming off and filled with nasty goo. I peeled the gauze all the way off and say my boil draining. It was white and creamy with traces of blood. The pressure has definitely gone down but it still has a ways to go. I washed it and reapplied the tea tree oil and ichtammol ointment and clean gauze pad. It is now 6 am and it’s been 2 hours since I last dressed it and I’m in a lot lot lot less pain, thank God! I will wait until around 8 or 9am to check it and redress it. I’m feeling very good about this!! Thank u everyone for taking the time to post about this and help people like me out.

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        • Thk you for sharing your story, I’m looking for a solution for the same thing this very moment. I going to try it :)

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        • Mustard works great for boils!

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        • What you had is what is called a Barthlin cyst. I use to get them at least once a year or so. I feel for you! I missed sooo much work. I tried everything imaginable! I couldnt sit down etc. I tried HOT compresses, nothing. I finally bought a sitz bath and kept very hot water in it with Witch Hazel (which is an astringent) I also didnt want to go to the Dr bc I had to have one lanced before. So I put scalding compresses on it for about 30 minutes to at least get the skin soft, then I layed a piece of ice on the cyst and lanced it myself. The ice help numb it but it hurt like hell!! I woulnt recommend doing this yourself BUT, I had a sterile scalpel and it busted all over my bed but then I put the hot rag back on it then squeezed until the core came out which was about the size of a grape!! I thought I was going to pass out but I kept the erea VERY clean and covered until it healed and knock on wood I havent had one since then (about 13 years ago) If you dont get the core out, they will just keep coming back! Good luck.

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      • I have that same problem I’m to shy to show my doctor as it right near my vagina.

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    • I have this too. I get them when I wear tight jeans. I don’t think it’s a boil though

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  3. Also petroleum jellie/Vaseline works to get rid of them

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  4. Go to the emergency room & they will put you in the fast track room they numb it with a pad solution kinda like oragel then they take everything out and give you antibiotic ointment then u go home and u just have to keep it clean by putting fresh gause & ointment on it and then it heals up. Afterwards there might be a small dark spot on the skin where the boil was.

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  5. Never puncture a boil it only gets worse

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  6. I have had one before and I didn’t know what to do. It got as big as a golf ball. I ended up popping it with a needle. The spot where it was never grew hair again and it never came back.

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  7. I have a spot on my bend of my leg in back at my knee. Ive been mashing bloody watery infection out of it n last night i gave it one big mash n what looked like to be infection eggs came out there is still bloody watery infection coming out of it what do i do?

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    • i also have been suffering from this problem for 3 years now,i always seem to have them in my inner thigh and buttocks, they produce black scars after they heal. They are painful but there is a name for it called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. doctors seem anable to cure them only these home remedies, from people ive talked to seem to work, so im going to try them and hopefully get rid of em

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      • I have been dealing with painful boils for at least 10 years. First it was on my buttocks, for the past 4 years I have been getting them on my upper thigh. I used to go to the doctor and they would lance it which would hurt horribly and then they would always come back. The doctors don’t know how to prevent them. I would rather try these home remedies than to have the doctor lance it.

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        • I had one in buttocks lanced. ER Doctor say have something called a
          track and would have to have surgery to get track removed and
          until then will always come back.

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  8. I tried the onions and it worked perfectly and took away a great deal of the pain.

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  9. I just got my first boil. I went to my mom, she told me to soak in hot water with ephsalt. Then peel the thin layer from the insde of an eggshell, some aloe from her aloe plant, apply it to the area, and the cover it with a bandaid. When I woke up the boil burst and the pain was gone.

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  10. Wow!!! Swelling disappeared this morning using onions. I put onions and covered with big bandage. I used the one that I bought in Walgreens. It’s the big one that you use when showering. I left it on my boil overnight swelling 95% is all gone but the boil still there. At least, I can walk now and feel definitely better. I had this swelling for almost a week until I used the onion remedy. The only thing is you will smell the onion inside the sheets. Just keep your head outside of it lol. But definitely worth all that smell as I feel better this morning. I don’t mind the smell as I love cooking.

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  11. By the way, NO I didn’t change the onion every 3 hours. I left the same one overnight and worked very well. I will definitely try this next time when I have a swollen bruise.

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  12. i had boil near annus .I got operated in the year1976.It got recurred after 6months.instead of getting operated I got it treated by a Homeopath ,who gave 2 doses of homeopathy medicines (CALARIUM FLOUR) and it never occured till date.

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  13. Ive had my boil on my inner thigh for Five days now. I used Prid two days ago and it poppef 17 hours later. Now it only bleeds amd pusses a little at a time and is still red and huge. I stupidly used the shower head to remove the bandaid and ended up removing a quarter size of.skin .very painful and i want to shower but dont know what soap is okay tp use. Please help ASAP

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  14. Hemroid cream works fast and fabulously to remove painful boils on inner thigh

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  15. Wow. All info was great. The only difference is I don’t experience pain at all. Never have for maybe 4 years to date. Just very noticeable and sometimes embarrassing.

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  16. I have a boils on each of my fingertips and 13 around both of my anuses. I asked a meowing giraffe to fart on my left nostril and me boils flew away, right through the wall, through a passing car, and into the mailbox of the guy across the street. He then checked his mail and was delighted, and proceeded to call his neighbors to invite over for a barbecue.

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  17. In india we get a blood purifying tonic called safi. Its very helpful in cleansing ur system from inside so dat these boils dont reoccur

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  18. I have a boil for 2 weeks on my inner leg, but the pain last night was killing me. I couldn’t sleep. I washed it with antibacterial soap and applied solid coconut oil on it and calm down so that I can sleep.

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