I have been getting boils under armpits, my front girl parts, under my breast, and between butt cheeks since i was in grade school. I found that different methods work for different areas. For armpits, I changed my deodorant from secret to degree for women. As I got older i switched back to secret. I make sure that I wipe the deodorant off entirely before bed and shave every few days. Sometimes i can get away without wearing deodorant at all. For my front girl parts I find that taking showers and focusing on that area works best. What I mean is (and this might sound disgusting for some people) you get a washcloth and wash the area a few times outside and inside, smelling your washcloth in between rinses lol. When I smell nothing but soap, I know that I am clean. But when I am on my monthly, I take nothing but baths. It is too much going on down there, I feel cleaner soaking. Plus, it helps with back pain and cramps. Under my breast, I found that baby powder helps a lot and sometimes during the summer, I place party liners in my bra. It helps keep me dry. Now for the bum. This is by far the worst pain I have ever experienced. I had so many that I have lost count when was younger. When i got older , they only came about every two years. I was sent to the ER at least 3 times because of these boils. I have been dealing with one that came last weekend. The pain was excruciating. I developed a fever also. I have been running hot bath water and taking pain killers until it came to a head. It took about 24 hours. Last night I place a HOT washcloth between my buttcheeks about 3 times before i went sleep. This morning I wobbled and limped to CVS and purchased some gauze pads and ichthammol ointment and BC powder. I feel this works better any other reliever when it comes to boils and toothaches. When i got home to dress the wound, the boil had exploded. It was the most disgusting and satisfying thing i ever saw. I place the ointment gauze on the wound and it gave me instant relief. Later, I will get in a hot bath with Epson salt and soak, then dress the wound again. I really hope this helps someone because it brought me to tears last night. it was so painful that I miss church with my kids yesterday on Mother's day. My advice to make sure that you stay DRY DRY DRY. I believe it comes from moisture. Like sweat, leakage/discharge. Use baby powder, pantyliners and keep wipes and dry tissue with you wherever you go. Good luck guys.
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