Skin abscesses occur when oil or sweat glands become infected, hair follicles become inflamed, or from breaks in the skin. Abscesses most often occur in the armpits, in the groin or around vaginal/anus areas, around a tooth, or on the base of the spine. They are described as tender, warm, pink-to-deep-red lumps on the skin that are filled with pus and debris. Abscesses from inflamed hair follicles are commonly known as boils, or pus-filled nodules. They are often swollen and painful, lying under the skin as a bump that later forms a head of pus and debris. Small abscesses/boils can be treated at home while large ones should be drained by a health expert.
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For small abscesses, apply a warm washcloth to the affected pubic area. Leave on for 30 minutes.
Apply the warm compress to the affected area four times a day until the abscess disappears. If the abscess has formed a boil, the warm compress method can also be used.
Apply raw honey to the boil overnight to draw out the infection. Fresh, bruised cabbage leaves or raw potato also have drawing properties and can also be applied overnight to affected areas. Use gauze to keep cabbage or potato peelings in place; use a bandage or gauze to cover the honey.
Also try mashing fresh figs and applying them to the pubic area as a poultice. Cover with gauze if needed; leave on for at least a half hour. Figs are excellent for quickly drawing out infections. Fresh aloe vera gel or pulp can be applied throughout the day for its antibiotic properties.