Vaginal Boil: Causes, Treatment and Home Remedies

Vaginal Boil

Boils are localized infections that are developed in the deep layers of skin. Initially, they are red and tender but then pus accumulates in its center and it becomes firm. Boils cause pain and discomfort and if untreated infection may spread to other parts.

A boil may occur anywhere where there is rubbing or friction like in between legs, arms. It may form due to infection of hair follicles.

Vaginal Boil

Vaginal Boil

Boils on vagina are known as a vaginal boil. The vagina is a most sensitive area of the female body, thus vaginal boil is an issue of concern and if you are suffering from it, you must be looking for some solutions to treat vaginal boils.

Vaginal boil not only causes pain and discomfort, but also may cause embarrassment in front of your partner. Lets frankly discuss more on this topic about which usually women hesitate to talk and suffers in silence.

What are the Causes of Vaginal Boils

1. Sebum- The excessive production of sebum plugs the oil gland. When bacteria get trapped in these blocked glands, they get infected and causes boils.
2. Ingrown Hair- Many times when women shave their intimate area they may injure follicles and pores. These hair follicles are infected by the bacteria that are present on our skin and develops into a boil.
3. Body Toxins- Unhealthy foods, pollutions, stress builds toxins in our body. These toxins accumulate in our body and causes boils and pimple in a different part of the body including the vagina.
4. Bruises or Cuts-Your tight under wears may cause bruises, cuts or rashes on the groin and intimate area which may be infected by bacteria present on our skin and may form boil.

How to Treat Vaginal Boils

A warm compress may be a good option to get rid of vaginal boils. Lets us learn about it in details and also about other home remedies to treat boils.

Vaginal Boils

Vaginal Boils

It is very important to treat vaginal boils as soon as possible. If they are left untreated, they may spread and cause infection. You may seek the help of your doctor for the complete drainage of pus and to get antibiotic coverage. You can also treat vaginal boils at home by below mentioned home solutions.

10 Tips to Treat Vaginal Boils at Home

  1. Honey and turmeric paste- Turmeric is hot. Both honey and turmeric are antibacterial and antiseptic. Mix both of them in equal quantities, say half teaspoon and then apply to the affected part at night. In the morning boil will burst and will start draining. Clean it when it is drained completely and it will heal soon.
    This remedy is much more effective when boil develops head and is ready to burst.
  2. Milk, vinegar, and turmeric- Take a pinch of turmeric and a pinch of salt and add it to a teaspoon of milk and half teaspoon vinegar. Mix the ingredients and apply to the boil. Apply this 2 times a day till boil burst and drains.
  3. Warm compress- Boil some water. Soak a cotton ball in the hot water. Strain it and apply it on the boil and gently press it. Repeat this for 10 minutes. Do this 3 to 4 times a day to treat a vaginal boil.
  4. Castor oil- Take few drops of castor oil and apply it over the boil. Do this several times a day. Soon the boil will start draining and will heal.
    Castor oil

    Castor oil

  5. Garlic- Garlic is very effective in treating any kind of boils including vaginal boil. Grind a pod of garlic and apply it to the affected part. Also, eat lots of garlic. You may consume garlic capsules. The antibacterial and antibiotic properties of garlic treat the vaginal boil fast.
  6. Onion- Take a few slices of onion and grind them. Extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball with this juice and apply it to the affected part. Do this several times a day. Repeat it till you get relief.


  7. Cucumber- Take a slice of cucumber and rub it over the boil. It will provide a cooling effect and will relief from burning, pain and other symptoms of the boil.
  8. Application of the ice- You may also apply ice to the boil to provide some relief from pain and other symptoms. But do remember after 3 days this is followed by a hot compress.
  9. Ginger powder- Take some ginger powder and add an equal quantity of turmeric powder to it. Add water to make a paste and apply it to the affected part. Repeat this daily to treat a vaginal boil.
  10. Cornmeal- Clean your vagina and apply a thick paste of cornmeal several times in a day. Soon the boil will loose, release the pus and heal up.


You may try any of the above-mentioned home remedies to treat boils, but if you do not get any relief then do meet your doctor.

Also in the case of recurrent vaginal boil and fever you need to see a doctor as this is an indication of declined immunity.

Some Precautions to Take to Avoid Development of Vaginal Boils are as Follows:

  1.  Do not wear tight clothes.
  2.  Eat lots of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B complex.
  3. Drink lots of water to ward off toxins from your body.
  4. Do not use perfumed soaps to clean, intimate areas.
  5. Avoid touching boil and wash your hand after accidentally touching them or while applying the treatment.
  6. Consume homemade yogurt as it maintains the pH level of the intimate area.
  7. While shaving the pubic area do keep in mind to shave while wet and in the direction of the hair growth. Use a sterilized blade for this purpose.
  8.  Avoid eating fatty and processed food.

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.