How To Get Rid of Boils on Inner Thigh

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.

 

 

 

  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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        • Every summer I start to get a boil where my panties elastic rubs against my groin. Usually it goes away eventually but having retired I also a sitting more. A friend of mine owns a nutrition store and she was telling me how she used golden seed on her boil but said that tree tea oil should help. I need to do something just a wee bit scared. Anyone else use tree tea oil?

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        • this has been a godsend..

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        • Ladies…that area of your body sweats and your skin rubs together as you walk. This is what causes boils. Raw skin mixes with sweat. Same as inner thighs. So what I found helps prevent recurring boils is to use antiperspirant on those areas before walking or exercising.

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        • Sounds like a Bartholin’s Gland Cyst

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        • Take a laxative every six mouths and you will never get one again

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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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      • omg its soo bad.. I suggest to all of you to try the fast way…
        I Tried the sulfur cream and it 100% help me feel relieved.

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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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    • Eucalyptus oil works wonders with any kind of boil!

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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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      • Thank you for the name of the disease. I’ve had it for many years and no dr. has been able to tell me what it is. I will try some of the home remedies listed. So far I’ve just done baths with epsom salt, antibiotics, and topicals.

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      • I have hydranitis for years! This is a blocking of the sweat glands. Any deodorant that leaves a white film or baby powder can do this! You can get it in your groin or drmpits. I had to have 6 surgeries and my sweat glands removed in my armpits! My dermatologist found it and a plastic surgeon had to reconstruct my armpits!

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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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    • JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW SOAKING IN THE HOT WATER WITH THE EMPSOM SALTS REALLY DOES GIVE YOU SOME RELIFE! IT BUST MY BOIL ALOT OF SKIN CAME OFF IN THE TUB THAT WAS SCARY BUT I HAD RELIFE AND I USE SOME BENZOCAINE OINTMENT AND TRULY THAT WAS GOOD FOR ME AND I CAN SLEEP.

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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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  19. I have a boil baking on my inner left thigh there is no head yet a lil painful to the touch but is huge mad cuz I know it’s gonna leave a scar :( does all urs leave scares as well?

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    • I wrap towel around hot water bottle for at least an hour and put on the boil. I then put cortisone cream on gauze and place on boil. This relieves pain and helps heal faster and leaves no scars.

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  20. I keept getting boils at regular intervels, but from past few months no trouble at all. Main reason is from few months I started eating raisins ( kishmish in india.) Eat daily 10 to 15 pieces early morning empty stomach. It helped me a lot.

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  21. After reading this article i immediately tried the trick with the garlic. I had a big jar of diced garlic that comes in its own juice so i just used that on a cotton gauze and not even 2 minutes later of applying it i could feel that the boil was not as swollen and the gauze was covered in blood. Really gross! Im going to apply a new gauze overnight and hope its gone by morning. This is the 2nd time i got a boil but the first was over 10 years ago. I have been eating better lately but exercising a lot so i think that has something to do with it. For now on i am going to immediately shower and change out of my gym clothes after a workout. Last sat i worked out two hours and then went and ran errands. I started feeling the boil on sunday so i am pretty certain that had to do it. I learne my lesson! The pain is excrutiating!! I thought i was going to have to go to the ER tomm. So glad i read this article! Very helpful!

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  22. I’ve been getting boils on my inner thighs since I was 18yrs old. There very painful and they leave marks. I hate my inner thighs.

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  23. I’ve been having boils for about ten years and I heard about Emuaid first aid ointment. So I decided to try it because nothing else worked. It not only took the pain away immediatly but it open it up and soften the hardest in just a few hours. Within 2 day that huge boil was shrinking and drying out and after a few days its was almost healed and really didn’t leave any scars. I love this product because I also use it to work out and it prevent any further imflammation while sweating. Emuaid is like a miracle in a bottle. Boils are very painful this product I feel is the best thing ever. No more trips to the doctors.

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  24. U got to squeeze the cork out ….its a yellow strink of puss

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  25. hate my thighs June 2, 2014, 5:37 am

    I’ve been getting them since i was 15 its really annoying and i hate the way my inner thighs look ill have to try some of these remedies

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  26. I read recently there is a name for the “boil” or type of boil I get. I only get them when I wore panties around the elastic leg hole. I was doing fine. Started wearing again and here I sit with same problem. Dr has given me creme anti biotic and taken 2 rounds of pills. It seems to be flat then fills up. – thought about hot packs but I do not want to provoke bleeding – it spots now and then the after about 5 days it releases everything

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  27. My mom always had success with using the onion, but she sauteed them first. Use water then drain/then . Wrap in a damp/wet rag then place on your boil. My moms boil always busted quickly.

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  28. I’ve been suffering greatly from boils/cysts for at least 6-8yrs. Its called hidrodentisis suprativa. Some people get it worse then others. If you are overweight or wear tight clothing you are at most risk. Its a chronic disease that will not go away. It can only be treated by your doctors. I get severe infections every time a cyst reoccurs and doctors put me on anti biotics. Yea antibiotics will rid me of the infection most of the time but these cysts just constantly reoccur. I get them worse in the winter months which my doctors find hard to believe. They say most cases occur in hot n humid environment not for me. I am due for a experimental surgery with a plastic surgeon soon. Basically the condition wrecked my social life. I don’t go out because I am in pain. I don’t pursue a gf because who wants to see infected pus n blood leaking boils on someone’s waist thighs or butt. This condition F***ed me up the ass n made me extremely depressed.

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  29. Thanks to all these comments I think my boil will be gone by tomorrow. I kept calling it a pimple. I can even lay down comfortably without me hurting myself. OUCH!

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  30. i have tried every one of the above and none of them worked.. i have had this problem for a few years now.. well, 2 weeks ago, i came across an article about DEODORANT! i have been using dove deodorant on my inner thighs since that day and now my boils are almost totally gone.. i use it 3-4 times a day, if im gonna be outside in the heat, i put on more..im not saying use Dove, im saying trying some stick deodorant, see if it works for u..

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  31. I get boil on my inner thigh and I use bacon or salt pork and lay it there
    And it would bust just hate to waste food but don’t want that pain

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  32. Ya I know I’m a little young but I’m 13 yrs old and about to be 14 and I have noticed this huge lumpy bumpish thing under my skin near my private area like on my inner thigh…. And I really first noticed this as a simple pimple but I told my mom and she said it was nothing and she said to apply a dot of acne cream and this was at the middle of July and I grew reallllly scared it seemed as if I moved down the v line of my private are on my upper inner thigh and now it’s like a little smaller than a normal sized grape and I’m scared I know it sounds scary but I feel like it’s a cancer tumor or something and I did my research and I narrowed it down as the worlds largest pimple, sebaceous cyst or a boil that bothers me when I wear underwear which of course I do but I’m really scared to go to my doctor BECAUSE MY DAD IS MY DOCTOR!!!!!!!! my lump is now a purplish reddish huge lump under my skin it used to have a pimplish white thing on top that used to ooze pus and tiny dots of blood when I would sit down but that was in July now it’s august and about to be school time in less than two weeks and idk what to do and I’m about to do the water thing but the thing is our faucet water is really salty and I was wandering if I could use that for warm salt water and I have a question WHERE DOES THE BOIL GO DOES IT DISOLVE UNDER UR SKIN CAUSE I REALLLLLY DONT WANT TO PAY A VISIT TO MY DAD THAT IS MY DOCTOR and soooooo plz help I’m worried!!!

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    • ali it’s inappropriate for your dad to be your doctor, tell him you want a female doctor who ISNT RELATED..that is perfectly reasonable

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    • Tiarn-eve Gyrtle August 22, 2014, 9:50 pm

      I had two around my bikini line area. Purple lumps that ozzed when I sat down. I got sick of it & tried to just squeeze it all out. They just got bigger. I too didnt tell any one. They were painful. Every time a little head popped up Id squeeze it out till the blood came. So dont try that. I used any moisturizer or antiseptic cream, baby oil (I always moisturize any way) The lumps didnt go away until I stopped squeezing. To this day 8 years later I can see purple scars one less noticable then the other. They arnt hard, the lumps are gone, they dont puss up.
      Try treating it with lemon juice or Pour some salt in a cup n mix in warm water stir until the salt is dissolved and clean & treat wipe over it with cotton bud/cotton wool clean tissues. But If its pussy bleeding or open only wipe it once toss the tissue or whatever u use and wipe again with fresh clean cotton bud ect.
      I dont know what it was so if u do find out please let me know :)

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  33. I have lots of them on my thighs and under arms. My doctor told me it could be caused by the staph I carry on my skin. Everyone has staph, but some people carry more which means you’re more prone to “infections” and things such as these. I’ve been using a skin cleanser called hibiclens and these are disappearing. I noticed a change after the first time I used it. You can buy it at walmart. It’s usually always located in the first aid aisle, and it’s in a little blue bottle. I believe it’s like $6. You don’t use a lot, but make sure you use an oofa sponge or pad when you wash with it. I LOVE this stuff.

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  34. Take a leaf of hibiscus and heat it a little on a pan, apply tea tree or coconut oil and cover the leaf on the wound and tie it, you can also try crushing hibiscus flower and apply on the boil and cover and leave overnight. Great indian remedy for bringing the pus out rather than letting it dry inside. The boil will mature and the pus will be out in few days.

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  35. Ali
    Your dad will understand the sensitive matter.
    It would be ok to ask him to see a lady dr for this problem.
    My guess is an ingrown hair that will need to be removed.
    Young ladies your age, although very smart should not be self treating.
    Good luck.

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  36. I am 22 yrs old and I have been getting boils since I was 14,, I have one right now its the size of a soft ball,, them thanks hurt more than anything ever,, when people ask me what it feels like I tell them its like havin a baby out the side of your leg!!!!!!!!!

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