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Pharmacist Advice: ELIMINATE annoying boils at home

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hey everyone welcome to this video my

name is Adriana and I'm a pharmacist and

I specialize in over-the-counter

treatments in today's video I'm gonna

talk about something that no one likes

to talk about its what to do when you

have a pimple down there

so I wanted to make this video because

Valentine's Day is a day when you know

we like to go on a date with our husband

or wife and we may you know have a

little fun in the bed and what's more

embarrassing than having a pimple down

in your genital area so today I'm gonna

talk about what causes a boil how to

prevent them and how to treat them so if

you're interested keep on watching so

let's get right into it so first things

first let's talk about exactly what a

boil is so when I'm referring to a

genital boil I'm referring to a pimple

which is not on the genital area but

it'll be on your inner thigh between

your groin and your inner thigh not

actually like on the vagina not on the

lip portion but in that middle area the

reason why we form boils in this area is

because there's a lot of friction and

sweating that occurs in this area so

what is a boil a boil is a skin

infection either of the hair follicle or

of the oil glands so this is why it

turns into a very hard painful red

pimple like structure and over time it

will fill with pus so the good news is

that boils can be treated with simple at

home remedy now let's talk about what

causes a boil

naturally on our skin we have bacteria

that live there and they don't bother us

the most common being Staphylococcus or

we call them staph so usually the staph

bacteria that live on our skin will have

an opportunity to go and infect

they're the the oil glands or the hair

follicle this might be from shaving from

Nick's or from any type of skin

irritation there are also certain health

conditions that make you more prone to

developing a boil this might be diabetes

a weakened immune system hygiene any

chemical irritants that you may apply

there these all can kind of make us more

susceptible to developing a boil but the

good thing is it's completely normal and

it's easily treatable

so where do boils form boils don't only

form in the genital area they can form

anywhere in the body like your armpits

your thighs your butt but typically they

form in areas that have a lot of

friction and often sweat a lot so how do

you know if it's a boil so generally a

boil starts off as a hard painful lump

which may be red and it's about a half

an inch in size then it starts

progressing into a larger bump that gets

a little bit softer then as it gets

larger and soft you start forming pus on

the inside and you may develop a

whitehead now just as a precaution there

may be times when you think it's a boil

but it's not and then you have to seek

medical attention so like I was saying

before staph is a bacteria that is known

for causing the boils but there's also

something very serious called MRSA which

will look just like a boil so if you

have mersa this requires medical


it requires drainage by a doctor and it

will require antibiotics so when should

you see a doctor you should see a doctor

if you develop a fever if you have

swollen lymph nodes if you have a

chronic medical condition if you have

multiple boils surrounded by the main

boil severe pain if you feel ill or

fatigued or if you have a fever so as a

rule of thumb I like to say if you have

a boil and there's an absolutely no

improvement in about two to three days

then it's possible that it could be MRSA

and you'll

definitely want to see a doctor so now

let's get into the fun part how to treat

a boil so how to treat a boil is very

very simple the most important thing

that I want to stress is do not attempt

to pop the pimple do not try to pop the

boil it will drain on its own as long as

you follow these certain steps step one

the first thing you need which everyone

should have in their house is a

washcloth okay so you'll take a

washcloth and you'll soak it in warm

water drain it out and then you'll apply

it to that boil for about twenty minutes

now the warmth is going to increase the

blood flow and the white blood cells to

that area and help your body start

making it form a head so that it can

start to drain so you want to do this

about three to four times a day in order

for it to be effective your boil will

start to drain in about three days to

about a week if you do repeated soaking

so step two once your boil starts to

drain what you want to do is you want to

start cleaning it with an antiseptic

soap you can use any anti septic stove

of your choice but what I recommend is

the hibiclens this is typically what you

will use for surgery or before surgery

to clean your body but it actually is a

really good choice of anti septic soap

when you're dealing with a boil so I

would recommend buying a bottle of these

this is probably like seven or eight

dollars at your local drugstore and

every time you shower or every time you

clean it which should be at least three

to four times a day you might want to

scrub with this and this will help aid

in keeping it clean in addition to doing

that what you can do is once your boil

is already drained you can apply an

antibiotic ointment like neosporin to

the area and I like to recommend to keep

it covered with some type of bandage so

each time you clean it with the anti

peptic soap you apply the neosporin and

then keep it covered with a band-aid so

you pretty much want to follow this same

cycle at least two to three times a day

do the warm soap compresses clean it

with the antiseptic soap apply neosporin

pointment or cream or any antibiotic

ointment of your choice and keep it

covered with a bandage now the main

thing here is do not pop it do not drain

it do not stick a needle in it avoid

that urge to do it which is so hard

because I've experienced these before

it's so hard to do but you're only gonna

make it worse in addition to that yes I

know some of you are gonna ask if there

are any natural methods that you can use

to help with a boil and the answer is

yes so another very effective method at

getting rid of a boil is using tea tree

oil so tea tree oil has antiseptic and

antimicrobial properties so it can be

very effective in helping to heal your

boil so usually I recommend with tea

tree oil it's very powerful and can burn

your skin so what you want to do is make

sure you dilute the tea tree oil with

some coconut oil you can also dilute it

with olive oil as well which you

probably have in your pantry so you want

to dilute it with the coconut oil and

then apply it to your boil so another

natural option is to use castor oil

castor oil has natural anti-inflammatory

properties so theoretically it can help

reduce the inflammation of your boil no


so if you're trying to get into the

routine of the remedy I would recommend

applying the castor oil instead of the

antibiotic ointment and then covering it

same with the tea tree oil so another

option to use as far as drawing up the

head of the boil is if the mall salve

now it

the mall has been around for a very long

time it was mmm it was known way back in

the day as black salve so you can use

this in addition to your warm compresses

to help draw up that head to the boil so

I would recommend if you need a little

boost if you're really trying to get rid

of it quickly after your compresses

apply the ixom all soft to your boil and

keep it covered

once your boil drains you no longer

should be using the eczema once your

boil starts to drain continue to use the

compresses but at this point either use

the tea tree oil diluted or castor oil

or an antibiotic ointment keep it

covered and then over time this will

heal if it's been 2 to 3 days and you're

not noticing any improvements or your

boil gets worse you need to seek medical

attention right away because this could

be mersa or a serious infection all

right so let's talk about how to prevent

boils so first um if you have a family

member who has a boil make sure that

you're not in really direct contact with

them you frequently wash your hands make

sure you wash all bedding towels do not

share towels just to help just to

prevent cross-contamination also if

you're prone to getting boils it's

important to wash that area with a

strong antibacterial soap to help

prevent it if the main causes for a boil

is an opportunity so shaving down there

can cause Nicks or skin irritation and

this will give an opportunity for the

bacteria to go ahead and infect that

area what's worked for me about 3 years

ago I got laser hair removal and I have

not had a boil sense so this really

helps prevent me from ever getting these

boils I know this isn't something that

everyone has the option to do so I would

recommend if you don't have to shave

down there don't shave but if you do

make sure you

change your razor frequently so let's

say about two to three uses only do not

share razors with anyone and make sure

to practice good hygiene when you're

shaving so make sure when you shave

using an antibacterial soap or

antiseptics soap all right well it was

nice chatting with you oh thank you so

much for watching this video if you have

any other questions you know that I will

definitely answer as soon as I get a

chance so comment below and don't be

scared to ask a question because a lot

of times someone else will be able to

answer that question or someone else

will have that same question and this

might help you know it might help answer

someone's question so with that being

said I hope you guys have a great

Valentine's Day and thank you so much

for watching this video and like and

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