Boils refer to localized infections that develop in the deeper layers of skin. Boils initially develop as areas of redness and tenderness and in course of time they become firm as pus accumulates in the center. Pus is actually a combination of protein, white blood cells and bacteria and is a result of the body’s natural defense response. The pus forms a head in the center of the boil. The center then turns yellowish or white and ruptures. This causes the pus to drain out. It is important to treat boils at the earliest, especially vaginal boils. If left untreated, the infection could become aggravated. The pain and discomfort arising from the boil could also worsen. In case severe infection develops, antibiotic medication may be necessary.
A vaginal boil could occur due to various factors. The most common cause of such boils is ingrown hair. Bacteria that are normally present on the skin may infect these hair follicles and lead to the development of a boil. Boils can also occur when a foreign object gets lodged into the skin. A splinter or a fragment of glass could penetrate the skin and get trapped inside, thereby leading to infection. Other vaginal boils causes include clogged sweat glands. An excess production of sebum or oil can cause a blockage of the pore openings. Bacteria and dirt may then become trapped inside the blocked pore. Clogged sweat glands can also be a result of poor hygiene as dirt and dead skin cells may get stuck inside the pores. In some cases small bruises and scrapes that occur on the skin could get infected and lead to the formation of abscesses. The pus may leak out from the boil and spread to surrounding areas. This could lead to the formation of new boils.
Vaginal boils may be treated with hot or cold compresses. This encourages rupture of the boil and drainage of the pus. Hot compresses have a tendency to improve the blood circulation in the area and this helps the body to fight infection. Swelling and pain arising from the boil may be alleviated by applying an ice pack to the area. An effective natural cure for boils on vagina are is tea tree oil. This helps to ease the inflammation. One can also apply a paste of turmeric powder and ginger to the boil. Keep the area covered with a piece of gauze for about thirty minutes.