What Are Breast Boils And Home Remedies To Treat Breast Boils

Boils are very common. Boils happen when sweat gland or a hair follicle becomes infected. The most common places for the appearance of boil includes facial area, neck, groin, back and underarm. In female boils, may also occur between the breast or under the breast. What Are Breast Boils And Home Remedies To Treat Breast Boils

It is never recommended to squeeze or pop boil at home or it will lead to scaring or secondary infection. Below are some home remedies to get rid of breast boils but first let us learn the symptoms of breast boil are and causes of breast boil.

How Do A Breast Boil Looks Like?

A Breastboil appears as a tender pink bump. It is usually present as a swollen lump or bump that is present under the skin. It is slightly painful to touch or irritates when you wear clothes that rub against it. As the pus backup inside the boil, it gets larger in size and may need to be drained by a doctor. How Do A Breast Boil Looks Like

What Are The Typical Symptoms Of The Breast Boil?

The breast boil usually appear as a small bump or lump, which is usually pinkish-red in colour with white or yellow centre.

It occasionally oozes white, clear or yellow liquid. Other symptoms of breast boil include fever, itching around the boil, swelling around the boil and feeling sick.

What Causes Breast Boils

Breast boil is caused due to the growth of bacteria within the Sweat gland or hair follicle. It can also grow as pass or dead skin that build up behind the follicle. The fungi that lives on the skin surface may also be responsible to cause a boil.

What Is The Treatment of Breast Boils?

In most of the cases the boil opens and is drained on its own if the treatment is correct else it may require surgical drainage.

Home Remedies For Breast Boils?

#1. Warm Compress 

The best you can do is to apply a warm compress. For this soak wash clothes in the warm water. Bring it to remove the access of water and then press the gently over the breast boil. Leave it for 10 minutes. Repeat this a few times in a day. Warm Compress

#2. Use Heating Pad 

You may apply a heating pad over the boil to help it to drain. Take a pic for the boys to start open and drain. Keep applying the heat pad to the affected area a few times for up to 3 to 4 day after the boil opens.

#3. Pain Reducers 

If the breast boil is causing lots of pain you may take painkiller after consulting your doctor.

#4. Use Bandage or Cover

To heal the boil faster it is recommended to keep it covered. Apply clean dressing to cover and protect it. For this purpose you mean use a gauze or a bandage.

#5. Pay Attention To Your Diet

To get rid of the boil you need to pay attention to your diet. Eat foods rich in zinc and vitamin C to boost body immunity and fasten the healing. Foods rich in zinc include chickpea, beans, nuts, seeds, lentils shellfish and meat. Foods rich in vitamin C include broccoli, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, Indian gooseberries and guava.Pay Attention To Your Diet

The Other Tips To Promote The Treatment of Breast Boil Include:

  • Washing the affected area with clean water
  • Wash the area after any activity that make you sweat.
  • Do not reuse the towel or wash clothes without cleaning them thoroughly.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing act with me rock on the boil.
  • Avoid wearing sweaty clothes.

When To See A Doctor

Home remedies for breast boil helps to speed up thehealing process and ease the discomfort. If the boil does not open up even after applying warm compress for 3 to 4 days, instead keeps on growing better consult your doctor. Also, consult your doctor, if the pain and discomfort is unbearable or there is fever.

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.