Cyst Treatment

Last Modified on Oct 30, 2014

Multiple Remedies   3  0   

Posted by FT (Ridgewood, NJ) on 04/17/2008

[YEA]  Comment to Robert: THANK YOU for posting about your "adult acne!" Beginning at 11 years old I got pilonidal cysts at the base of my spine (tailbone) which I suffered with all through my school years. The inflammation, swelling and pain was excruciating. I rode a schoolbus to school and it was pure torture. I didn't want to tell anyone I was suffering with this condition as I was embarrassed as a child. When I went off to college I finally was seen by a doctor who operated and removed the cyst. I haven't had another since in that location but beginning shortly thereafter, I started getting cysts in my armpits. These cysts, which I still get, sound exactly like your "adult acne" condition. One doctor wanted to remove all of my sweat glands under my arms. Another just used to cut them open and let them drain, only to return again after healing. In the past 10 years I have developed Lichen Simplex Chronicus in my groin area which also "flares up" frequently and is accompanied by a painful cyst in the area. And last year I developed athlete's foot accompanied by toenail fungus of my right big toe. I AM FALLING APART! I have never, ever had athlete's foot until last year. At the same time I developed a weird scale on the side of my head that I at first thought was dandruff, but is something much worse than normal dandruff. It's oily and crusty and builds up very quickly! I tell you all of this to show you how I believe all of these conditions are connected/related to fungus. Oh, I also suffer with severe sinusitis during allergy season (now) and through the summer and fall. I really think this is all related. I am otherwise a healthy person (ha!) or at least I thought I was! Now I see that this is all the doing of one culprit - FUNGUS! I am going to try your formula and will let you know how it works. I'm very glad I found this site!

Posted by Robert
Naples, Florida
Robert's Fungus Saga – Vicks Update

Part One: Feet

Q. Do the ingredients (camphor, eucalyptus, thymol, menthol) work?

A. I've applied the solution on my nails as well as to my entire foot to get rid of all the fungus that might eventually cause a reoccurrence. The results were obvious after 4-5 days: first, the athlete's foot symptoms between my toes rapidly got better and were healed in about a week. Then, at the seven-day point lots of skin started sloughing off all over my feet where the fungus was obviously in hiding -- including the heal callus. I was surprised to see so much sloughing of the skin around the base, sides and top of the toe nails -- this area apparently had been deeply affected by the fungus, but just looked like tough skin that I had become accustomed to expect. Within 2-3 weeks the unaffected new toe nails could be seen at the cuticle. Now, several months later, there is a clear line of demarcation between the old fungal nail, and the new clear nail. I expect that it will be 3-4 more months before all the old nail has grown out and gone.

Q. Is the formulation the right one?

A. After much research and playing kitchen chemist, I learned that coconut oil is a good anti-fungal as well as a great emollient. DMSO doesn't need to be at 25% concentration. 10-15% is sufficient. Oregano Oil is composed of Thymol and University of Western Australia research proved tea tree oil's anti-fungal capability, so I added it as well. The essential oil amounts are at least or a little more than what bio-chemists call the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). The formulation I like and use now is:

Revised Formula
1 part Menthol oil
1 part Thymol oil or Oregano oil
1 part Camphor oil
1 part Lemon Eucalyptus oil
2 parts Tea Tree Oil
2 parts DMSO
12 parts Virgin Coconut Oil

There is probably a synergistic (i.e. harmonious working together) effect of anti-fungal herbs, which has been demonstrated in several studies. In one test of ten plant species whose oils were anti-fungal, researchers noted that "combinations of the anti-fungal essential oils increased their activity remarkably." In a similar study, researchers stated that "in all the oil combinations, the anti-fungal potency was found to increase over individual oils."

Part Two: Adult "Acne"

This is where the "saga" starts to get interesting. After my adolescent acne should have cleared up 35 years ago, it got slowly worse. All over the bearded part of my face, what appeared to be sacs of hardened oil under the surface of the skin had been forming nodules. These didn't get infected,'each just grew larger. Over the years I've seen dermatologists who said, because of my otherwise great health, "you're just a middle aged adolescent," blaming it on high testosterone, etc. The apparent acne problem continued and worsened.

I've seen doctors, dermatologists, pharmacists, herbalists, laser specialists, and spiritual healers. I've bought every acne ointment known to man. I took pills, vitamins, and herbs. I changed diet. I get plenty of exercise. Nothing worked. I had extensive surgery to correct the problem three years ago, and within 18 months it looked just as bad as before. As a public speaker and author in my profession, the skin condition was emotionally upsetting and stressful.
Having conquered toe nails, I started researching down the path that maybe the acne was caused by a fungus (although the symptoms didn't look like my feet). Was I surprised when I found:

" Tinea barbae is a superficial dermatophyte infection that is limited to the bearded areas of the face and neck and occurs almost exclusively in older adolescent and adult males. Symptoms include inflammatory, deep, kerion-like plaques and noninflammatory superficial patches and lumps resembling bacterial folliculitis. The hair breaks off below the skin surface. It is caused by several dermatophytes. Trichophyton species are most common. Infection of bearded skin may be the result of autoinoculation from tinea pedis or onychomycosis."

In other words, the mess on my face that had caused me so much grief and been misdiagnosed for decades was caused by the same fungus that gave my feet a problem. Apparently the dermatophytes enter the hair follicle (nails and hair are similar biological structures), then attack the sebaceous gland, feeding off the body oil; then the body's immune system reacts with scaring and hardening the facial oil, leaving an oil nodule. The dermatophytes then migrate to the next follicle, and eventually dozens of affected follicles link as a nodule the size of a pea.

Now it became obvious what had happened: The athlete's foot I got as a teenager went to my toe nails, and, because I was ignorant of the relationship of using a towel on my face that might have been used on my feet or crotch, the fungus got transferred.

Not a single dermatologist who examined my face ever bothered to ask the question: "Do you have toe nail fungus or athlete's foot!"

Using the same solution on my facial outbreaks as on my toe nails (the revised formula with coconut oil), the facial condition is clearing up. Just like with my feet, skin is sloughing off and the nodules are beginning to eject. This is the best result I've seen in years. I expect it will take a few months for the problem to be cured, as the fungus is down below the level of the base of the hair follicle in the sebaceous gland.

Part Three: Chronic Sinusitis

For the last 15 years I've had chronic sinusitis, post nasal drip, clogged nose, etc. I was constantly clearing my throat, and sometimes coughing. I snored a lot, which my wife didn't appreciate, and the snoring actually would wake me up in the middle of the night, leaving me tired in the morning. I seemed to catch colds more easily than before, but I attributed this to my very frequent plane travel.

Doctors prescribed antibiotics, but I they did not fully cure the problem and when I stopped the treatment, every symptom returned. (And I just don't like unnatural treatments.) Others said it was allergies.

I wondered: Could my sinusitis be a fungal problem? More exploring on the internet found the answer:

In 1999 Mayo Clinic researchers found the cause of most chronic sinus infections to be an immune system response to fungus, and that this may kick off a secondary bacteriological infection. It is not an allergic reaction, but an immune reaction.
Again, I felt betrayed by the medical profession. Why hadn't anyone told me this?

I went to the health and vitamin store to look for an anti-fungal nasal spray, and nothing met my requirements or budget ($10-15 for a one ounce bottle of ingredients seemed way out of line.) Here's the formula I "invented:"

1. Rinse out a 1 ounce nasal spray bottle
2. Add one eye-dropper (approximately 1 ML) of Oregano Juice (NOT Oregano Oil –it's too strong and will not dissolve in water)
3. Add a pinch of salt (approximately ½ ML) (Iodized salt is OK – iodine is a good anti-fungal)
4. Fill the rest of the sprayer with distilled water, and shake well until the salt is dissolved.

Spray as frequently as once an hour until symptoms subside. For me, this solution began working within an hour; most symptoms were gone in three days. And the price of the ingredients per bottle is just a few pennies.

If the oregano/saline solution is too strong for you, dilute in half with water. If you want, you can add a drop of eucalyptus oil with ½ ML of glycerin, (which will bond the oil to water). I now spray once or twice a day, just to prevent any recurrence.

A very dear friend, who is 75, has had awful sinusitis for years. He heavily cleared his throat every minute or two. I told him of this simple formula, and two days later he called me to say it was working. He then said with amazement: "I don't believe it, we've been talking for over 15 minutes and I haven't had to clear my throat once!"

There are articles and books that claim that some cancers are caused by fungus. If this is true, taking action on fungus early may be very beneficial in the long run. It's time we gave fungus a deeper analysis.

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Posted by William (Chandler, Az) on 05/19/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  20 years ago I had a cyst on my back when one day it started to hurt so I went to a Dr and he said to put a warm wash cloth and see another Doc. The wash cloth made the thing hurt like hell, and when I saw the next guy he cut and squeezed for a solid minute or 2 that hurt alot. This cyst is back to the size of a golf ball, My friend gave me oregano oil 3 weeks ago and the cyst is half the size and I believe it may be gone in a month. I apply it 3 to 4 times a day and it makes the cyst burn and feel infected for 30 minutes but then the pain and redness goes away.

Oxalates   0  0   

Posted by Sheila (Rockford, Illinois) on 04/24/2012

For anyone suffering with cysts, especially near the vagina or anus: I went to doctors for a thick mass halfway between my rectum and vagina. They told me I may have to have it surgically removed. I didn't want that so I searched the net for anything. What I found was quite surprising. OXALATES! Because I had exposure to mold and swallowed fiberglass in the air, my stomach and intestines were damaged. I developed celiacs, terrible sores on my legs, arms buttocks, sores in my mouth. Fevers, swollen lymph nodes. If I had continued to follow DRs non-advice, I KNOW I would be dead now. I was sinking fast. I stopped the gluten but still had terrible muscle aches and the cyst was getting larger and more painful. I found out about the oxalates by reading online for hours. It is in the foods that are most healthy. Spinach, nuts, green foods, sweet potatoes. I went on the low oxalate diet, took calcium citrate and magnesium citrate with my meals and b-6 200 mg a day. Low and behold the cyst began to shrink and the muscle pains started to go away. It HAS to be only the citrate of calcium and magnesium.

Now I wonder if I had this, how many other people have the same thing and don't know it. It causes eye problems, brain fog and lots of pain all over. If this is you try it, it may help you. Or you can go to a doctor and have him take years to diagnose you. I'm a nurse and it is so disappointing to see how long it takes them to figure out what is wrong with you after you spend all of the money. Good luck all! Bless you all and keep trying to find your answers!

Pilar Cyst Remedies   0  0   

Posted by David Blake (Tallahassee, Fl) on 02/19/2013

My question is as follows, I have a pilar cyst in my scalp and I am looking for solutions to natural remove the cyst. It seems as though hair grows on top of the cyst and it seems pretty solid in nature. Any information would be helpful.

Plantain   0  0   

Posted by Natrum (Flemington, New Jersey /usa) on 06/11/2012

I had a gum infection and used plantain, just chewed up a bit to get the juices out, then held the plant wad (1-2 leaves) between the cheek and gum overnight. Used it for a few nights. It drew out the infection, and was quite a relief for me. The plantain is a common "weed" you can likely find in your yard. Best to wash it off a bit first, and not source it from too close to a road.

Pressure Plasters   1  0   

Posted by Madiha (Birmingham, U.K) on 02/05/2009

[YEA]  Suggestion about lid cysts: I lived in Pakistan for a year when I was a child. I would often get cysts, particularly in the eye area. They were quickly cured by some type of pressure plasters. These were sticky plasters and would come in a large size with many small holes pierced inside. We were given a piece cut to size, peel off the back and place on the problem area. A couple of hours later, from the painfree pressure of the plasters, the cysts would burst and that was that. I live in England now and have had a lid cyst for over two years at least and have not come across an effective cure.

Remedies for Testicular Cysts   0  0   

Posted by Mary (Yorks) on 02/11/2013

Hi my question is for Bill or Ted or any other expert. My friend has a cyst on both testicles. He gave up smoking which helped to a certain degree however he still has a lot of pain with them. The specialist said that if they still continued to bother him he would have to have an operation that would leave him almost certainly 95% infertile. Unfortunately they have got worse and his GP has referred him to the hospital where he says his operation will be in about one month time. I am wondering if it is possible to reduce/eliminate the cysts through diet etc I have seems some remedies on the site but none specific to testicular cysts and to be honest he doesn't really have time for trial and error remedies as he is expecting to be called next month. Any advice would be helpful.

Posted by Joe
Bethel Park, Pa
I would use DMSO mixed 50 / 50 with Lugol's 5% solution.

Apply it locally twice a day. Easy at first.

Be careful, DMSO should not be applied stronger than 70%

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Posted by Annette (Texas, US) on 08/22/2014

Ted I've been reading all of your posts on breast cancer. My mom has a complex cyst for which she has not had a biopsy yet so we are not sure if it is even cancer. She also has what they call ductal ectasia in both breasts (moderate) but is causing her a lot of pain.

In one post you mention that taking salt or sea salt causes cancer to grow but in another post you have recommended sea salt with hydrogen peroxide in a liter of water. I'm confused.

I'm trying to determine what is the best thing to put her on now.

Posted by Anon
I'm not Ted but please research what Dr. Brownstein has to say about Iodine therapy for killing cancer cells!!!!! Also you might want to check out Lynne Farrow's book on Iodine too.

Wishing you all the best in your quest!

Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 08/09/2014

Possible teratoma/dermoid encapsulated cyst/tumor in pelvis. Can this be dissolved with any natural remedies? I am taking Sepia and Nat Muraticum at present.

Posted by Jacqueline (Brooklyn. Ny) on 09/08/2013

Does anyone know what to do to get rid if a huge grapefruit sized lump on the left rib?

Posted by Tania (Vancouver, BC) on 11/18/2012

Thx for all the help advise. The biggest hardship I have is applying the ointments and having them stay on with wraps? Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Rehan (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 10/13/2012

I have lump on my both arm since last few months, please give suggestion for treatment and give contacts of specialist doctor in bangalore. Reply as soon as possible.......Thanks

Posted by Bayliboo (Breckenridge, Mn, United States) on 05/29/2012

For the last 2 months whenever my period is coming I get cyst on my right lower side, inside my vagina. I went to the doctor and they just gave me an antibiotic which I finished but they continue to come back. I have to take a warm bath and put ice on my area to pop them. Is there anything else I can do?

Posted by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
340 Posts
Sounds like the bug just lays low and comes back again when your immune system get low during your cycle.. It might be a case for sulphur tablets and cream of tartar to clean it out.
Posted by Sue
Ottawa, Canada
It is called a Bartholin Cyst. It is often caused by an overgrowth in yeast or candida. I suffer from the same thing but am hoping that a combination of ACV and garlic and acidophilus will help them from coming back.

Posted by Msannanola (New Orleans, La, Usa) on 05/01/2012

Is the remedy the same for a Pilar Cyst as for other types of Cyst. I have a Pilar Cyst that has recurred on my scalp. I do not want to have my head shaved and cut again. Please help!!! Thanks for everything earthclinic!

Posted by Flyinghostie (Sydney, Australia) on 04/26/2012

I have recently been diagnosed with a fibroid. I'm not sure of the exact measurements but I've been told it is the size of a grapefruit. My gyno has a "wait and see" approach.

I have also recently been told I have 3 cysts on my thyroid, and am now waiting to have a needle biopsy and also for the results of my blood tests.

I am a Flight Attendant and wonder if these problems are a result from my work, and the effects of radiation on the body. I am currently Long Haul, and often do flights up to 14hours to South Africa from Australia.

I've read with interest for many years on Earth Clinic, and now am unsure of what my main plan of attack should be? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
968 Posts
Hi Flyinghostie... The problems you have are:

* Thyroid cysts

* Fibroid cysts.

You are probably deficient iodine in your body and diet because these are classic symptoms of lack of dietary iodine. Here is some iodine research on thyroid and fibroid cysts and other probems which might interest you:
Iodine Deficiency
A Review of the latest Information on Iodine(2005)
Symptoms of Thyroid Problems

The best protocol for your problems would be the Iodine Protocol shown here:
Iodine Protocol with Companion Nutrients

Usually cysts can also form and proliferate because of excess calcium in the body. So cutting out all dairy in the diet and regulating calcium properly by taking higher daily doses of magnesium also should help to cut down the excess calcium in the body (Magnesium is already in the Iodine Protocol by the way). Calcium in excess also inhibits iodine uptake in the thyroid and in the body.

There is also a correlation between the mucus glands in your body and your body's cyst problems. You have mucus glands in your eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, uterus, prostate, intestines and breasts. In a healthy person who is sufficient in iodine, the mucus secreted from the mucus glands always contains sufficient iodine. Iodine in the mucus glands in the body is one of the first defenses against external attack by any pathogen. Iodine kills 90% of all pathogens -- including bacteria viruses, fungus and protozoa. So if you are lacking in iodine then pathogens will find it much easier to get past this iodine defense to invade your body. Usually people who lack iodine in their body catch every cold, flu or bug under the sun and then some!!

My own use of higher dose Lugol's for the past five years or so has had some wonderful effects. It helped me to get rid of candida, helped me to lose a lot of weight and gave me back my energy. Since studying iodine for awhile, I now know that iodine controls the development of the brain. From the research, intelligence may directly be correlated to the amount of iodine taken as a child up to the age of 6 years old during which time the brain develops.

Here is another thought which might help you in your job. I was sick and tired (literally!! ) of catching colds and flu and other bugs whenever I caught a plane to go on holiday. So here is how you can avoid this problem and protect yourself against this. Pour out a small capful of water and add about 5 drops of lugol's iodine to the water. Using a dropper, drop this solution and fill both nostrils in turn. Let it soak into the nose area for awhile and then just blow your nose. And that's it -- you now have some iodine in the mucus glands of your nose to protect you against airborn pathogens on the plane. The iodine in your nose will also sublimate and help to protect your throat and lungs as well. If you do this just before you fly then I guarantee you won't catch anything. I used to hate flying because I always caught some bug or other but now I love to fly because I always arrive healthy. This iodine method will also help sinusitis and rhinitis suffers because it rapidly kills the bacteria and the fungus which nest in your nose causing these problems.

Posted by Joyce
Dallas, Tx
Please google ______ Tissue Salts... There are 12 Tissue Salts: Calcium Flouride, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Ferrum(Iron) Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Phosphate and Silica (Aspirin).... These are natural cell salts that our body needs... There are other cell salts like: Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Selenium, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Chloride and many others... However, the first 12 are the BASIC SALTS that our body needs and when deficient in any of these salts, we will start experiencing ailments... I have been cured from many annoying ailments like hair loss, acne, hemmorhoids, one droopy eyelid, puffy eyelids, uneven facial skin color, yeast infection etc. These Salts have helped so much and some of them right away you will experience releif... There is one Cell Salt - "CALCIUM FLOURIDE"... I know Ted and others say that Flouride and Calcium are not good... But this Cell Salt has helped me greatly and I don't understand why something "Bad" could help relieve me of many symptoms I was having.... GOOGLE IT NOW!!!! ____ TISSUE SALTS.
Posted by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
Hi. I agree with what Bill has said re taking iodine. Iodine is amazing.

I just want to add that you may also want to google "serrapeptase". I just started taking 40,000 iu of it 3x a day (on an empty stomach) for the past week and am VERY impressed with it.

Serrapeptase is good for so many ailments - when you read about it you will think it must be snake oil, it just sounds too good to be true! It breaks down fibrin, and thus eats away bad / scar / cyst type tissue.... oh heck, you simply must google it because I could never explain it well enough.

Good Luck, Carly

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