Vaginal Boil: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

Like on any other body part boils may also develop on female genital organs. Vaginal boil cause discomfort and become a matter of concern. They hurt on sitting, walking, standing or even on lying down. They need to be treated fast or the infection may spread all over the vaginal area and result in the development of multiple vaginal boil.

Vaginal Boil: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

Vaginal Boil: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

What is Vaginal Boil

When a boil develops on the female genital organ (vagina) it is known as a vaginal boil. A boil is developed when infections set itself deep within the skin.

Vaginal Boil

Vaginal Boil

What are the Causes of Vaginal Boil

A number of reasons may cause a vaginal boil. Usually, it happens due to the infection of staph bacteria that travels down the hair follicle and infects the pour. A vaginal boil may be caused due to cuts or bruises, smoking, oily foods, stress, pulled hair strand, lack of hygiene, improper diet, ingrown hair and plugged oil gland due to the excessive production of the sebum. Women who shave their intimate area are more at the risk of developing vaginal boil frequently.

What are the Symptoms of Vaginal Boil

A vaginal boil is a tender and red initially and in a few days it becomes hard, firm and is filled with pus. Due to the compression of the nerve ending it may cause pain. By the time the center of the abscess gets soft and pus is formed. There may be pain and burning on passing urine. In some of the females, multiple boils develop in the vagina and become a serious concern. This may be an indication of a weak immune system or diabetes. In some of the cases, there may be fever and chills and you need to meet your doctor immediately.

Symptoms of Vaginal Boil

Symptoms of Vaginal Boil

Now let’s come to the most awaited part of this article and that is the treatment of the vaginal boil?

How is Vaginal Boil Treated

To treat vaginal boil doctor may give you antibiotics. Also, complete drainage of the boil is done. But treating vaginal boil at home is also possible. Let us have a look at the natural ways to treat vaginal boil.

Home Remedies to Treat Vaginal Boil

1. Warm Compress- The most popular way to get rid of a boil on any part of the body is a warm compress. It softens the outer skin of the boil. For this, you need a bowl of hot water and a cotton swab. Soak the cotton swab with hot water and wring to remove excess of water. Place it over the boil for a few minutes. Repeat this for 10 minutes several times in a day. Remember to discard the water and the cotton swab every time and wash the bowl with soapy water.
Soon the boil will get soft. Once boil gets soft you can drain it by pressing gently and encourage the pus to come out. Once the pus comes out you will be relieved by the pain. After pus is completely drained do remember to apply some antiseptic cream to the affected area.

Warm Compress

Warm Compress

2. Cummin Seeds- One of the natural home remedy to treat vaginal boil is cumin seeds. Crush cumin seeds to make a powder and add a little water to make a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area. Repeat this 3 times for a few days. Soon the boil ripens and will burst.

3. Ginger, Turmeric, and Asafetida- Mix all the three ingredients and make a paste by adding water. Apply the paste to the affected part for a few days. This will promote healing. Also, the turmeric acts as antiseptic and kills bacteria.

 Ginger, Turmeric, and Asafetida

Ginger, Turmeric, and Asafetida

4. Epsom Salt-Magnesium Sulfate present in the Epsom salt relieves pain. Also Epsom salt helps the boil to dry out fast. Add Epsom salt to bath water and wash the vagina with it.

5. Margosa Leaves- It is antibacterial and antiseptic. Crush a few margosa leaves and apply it to the affected part. This will prevent the spread of the infection and will fasten the healing.

 Margosa Leaves

Margosa Leaves

Besides the above home remedies to treat vaginal boil, eat a diet rich in vitamin A, E and C. Also, add a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Drink lots of water and say bye-bye to smoking, processed foods, caffeine and fatty foods.
Next time if you suffer from a vaginal boil try any of the above home remedies to treat a vaginal boil. But if you develop recurrent boil do meet your health care, provider.

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Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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