Boils on the skin can be extremely frustrating and depending where, embarrassing. In this article, you will learn how to eliminate these pesky boils.
So what is a boil exactly? A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. At first, the skin turns red in the area of the infection, and a tender lump develops. After four to seven days, the lump starts turning white as pus collects under the skin.
The most common places for boils to appear are places such as:
– Inner thighs
When a boil forms on an eyelid that is rare it is known as a sty.
If there are many boils close together in a group, this is a more severe infection known ascarbuncle.
Now that you know what boils are and what causes them lets take a look at what causes them:
– An infected lymph node.
– Stress and overexertion.
– Poor hygiene.
– Irregular nutrition.
– Recurrent rubbing of thighs.
– Fabric allergic reaction.
– Excessive sweating which in turn leads to accumulation of dirt.
– Allergic reactions
– Waxing or shaving.
– Weakened immune system.
– Sharing toiletries.
– Excessive scratching with infected fingers and nails.
Things that help prevent boils:
1. Practicing good hygiene.
2. Cleaning and treating minor skin wounds.