Vaginal boils aka skin abscess is a
localized infection deep in the skin. It starts as a reddened tender bump near
the labia (the outer part of the vagina).
This soon develops into a firm, hard, inflamed lump that is
filled with bacteria-fighting white blood cells and dead skin tissue (pus). The
affected area usually gets larger and more painful until the boil bursts and the
pus is able to drain.
While some boils disappear within a few days, many can take up to two weeks to
heal, which can be very painful and frustrating.
Symptoms of boils include skin that is hot to the touch, pain in the
area of the boil, a white head on the boil and swelling.
Causes of Vaginal Boils
Vagina boils or any other type of boils are
Excess production of sebum resulting in a
plugged oil gland. It becomes infected when bacteria is trapped inside the
Ingrown hair. Hair pores might be injured
during shaving of the intimate area. During healing the pores shut enclosing hair
follicles. Bacteria that are present on the skin infect these hair follicles
leading to the development of vaginal boils.
Cuts and bruises. Even a small cut or
scrape in the skin caused by tight underwear or rashes in the groin can develop
into abscesses which become infected with bacteria.
Toxins in the body. Pollution, smoking,
oily foods, not eating healthily and stress causes the built up of toxins in
the body. This accumulation of toxins in the body could cause the break out of boils and
pimples not only in the vagina but other parts of the body as well.
Preventing Vaginal Boils
Good vaginal hygiene is the most important
factor in preventing not only vaginal boils, bumps and pimples but also other
vaginal infections such as itching and smelly vaginal odor.
Bathe twice a day- wash the body with an
anti-bacterial soap and cleanse the intimate area with this feminine wash or this mousse. Scrub the body with a loofah or body brush every 2 or 3 days to break
up oil plugs that build up around hair follicles and skin glands.
Change out of sweaty clothes and bathe
immediately after exercising. Do not re-wear exercise clothes without washing
Any cuts or scrapes on the skin should be cleaned and bandaged properly to limit chance of infection.
Eat a well balanced diet to prevent the accumulation
of toxins in the body.Eat 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables and
drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
This is a homeopathic remedy to relieve symptoms of boils and septic skin eruptions
such as inflammation, pain, swelling and pus.
Calms boils and skin eruptions.
Reduces swelling and inflammation.
Relieves pain and discomfort.
Assists the expulsion of toxins and pus.
Soothes irritated skin surrounding boils.
Provides sustained support,
Safe for all ages, also during pregnancy and nursing.
Boil Rx is a tincture formula where you can hold the bottle upside down and drop 10-15 drops directly into your mouth. Alternatively, dilute drops in a small amount of water and sip slowly.
Or if you prefer to do it yourself, then the following home remedies containing turmeric, which is an excellent herb for natural healing can help to soothe an inflamed boil too.
Make a paste with 1 teaspoon of milk; 1/2
teaspoon vinegar and a pinch of salt and turmeric. Apply this paste on to the
boil and cover the area with gauze for about half an hour.
As turmeric is a natural healer, you can
also make a paste by mixing 1 table spoon of turmeric powder with 1 table spoon
of mustard oil. Heat the mixture gently. Apply the cooled paste on the genital
abscess and cover it with gauze. Apply twice a day. Change the gauze after each
Crush a small onion coarsely. Mix in a
pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon wheat flour and ½ teaspoon olive oil. Heat the mixture gently. Apply the cooled
poultice on the boil. It will help to drain out the pus from painful vaginal
boils without surgery.
For best results use either of the above herbal
remedies continuously for 3-4 days. It is cost effective. Apart from a stinging
sensation, they do not have any side effects.
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