Cyst Treatment

Last Modified on Nov 01, 2014


Vitamin E   4  0   

Posted by Iris (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 01/07/2011

My 7 month old son developed a benign cyst just under the skin in the lower abdominal area. It appeared suddenly and within a week grew to tthe size of 5mm and became very red. There was no head to the cyst so I knew that it was not like a pimple. We took him to the doctor who then sent us for an ultrasound and then when he got the unltrasound results, he sent us to a plastic surgeon. I didn't want to put my baby in for surgery, yet I knew that if it got infected it could be bad, since I myself had that experience about 10 years ago and had to go into emergency surgery for a cyst on my back.

Anyway, I read here that Vitamin E oil could help so I bought a high quality natural vitamin E Oil (32, 000 iu) and rubbed it gently into the area of the cyst on my son several times a day. I have now been applying it for about 6 weeks and the cyst is almost completely gone. Now when I rub I feel a teeny bump inside that is smaller than 1mm, but it is getting smaller every day and I am fairly confident it will disappear altogether.There is still a red spot on the skin, but that seems to be getting dry sort of like a scab and I am guessing that will go away completely in time. Thank you for the posts about the vitamin E oil!!!! It worked to prevent surgery for my baby boy!! I hope my post can help others too.

Posted by Iris
Chicago, Il
01/19/2011
[YEA]   I have now been applying the Vitamin E oil regularly - about once or twice a day. I just put a drop or two on my finger tip and rub it onto the spot on my son's abdomen. It is pretty much completely gone. All that is left is a little light red mark on his skin, but the bump underneath is gone. Thank you earth clinic!

Posted by Laura (Ventnor, Nj) on 08/10/2009

[YEA]  I get Bartholin's Cysts, not sure if it's from my IUD or what, but I get them. I've found that applying vitamin E directly to the cyst unclogs the pores there and brings down the swelling and pain dramatically over the period of about 12 hours. Maybe I don't eat enough vitamin E- so that's also something to look into. I use ___ brand vitamin E creme, it has something like 30,000 IU's in it. Works like a charm!

Posted by Madiha
Birmingham, U.k
10/10/2009
2 Posts
Hi laura, I have a lid cyst that I am trying to get rid of. i have had it for a few years now and i can appreciate it will take time to go. I have been to the store, and picked up some vitamin e oil, which is 70,000 iu. The reason I chose that one is because it was pure vitamin E. They did hav vitamin E oil, which was 30,000 iu but it was combined with other ingredients. My question is which one would you reccommend out of the two, and if your cream had other added ingredients. Plus I went for the oil opposed to the cream, because the lady in the store said it would absorb more. A little advice would be much appreciated. Also, how long before your cyst actually went away?

Look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks.

Posted by Crystal
Tracy, Ca
02/16/2013
[YEA]   Oh my goodness. I have suffered from Bartholin's cyst for over 20 years. 15 years ago I had one reach the size of a grapefruit ended up in the emergency room with a marsupilization. I never had one again until about 2 years ago. The other side. Life is so cruel. 2 ruptured on own until I had enough. Another one. I called my OBGYN and told them I had an abscess. Unfortunatly it burst before I got there. When I arrived the on call student Dr. said she was concerned because it did not fully drain. She mentioned cancer. Saw my regular dr 2 weeks later she said not cancer keep an eye on it we will do surgery if needed. For one year I have had an uncomfortable not abcessed golf ball sized lump. Never went away. Dr. still insists surgury no cancer though. I am desperate feel like doctor knows less than I do about this.

I hit the internet. I have stuck tea bags in there bought essential oils epsom salt baths. You name it tried it. I found your reply to message board. Only one of its kind no one has mentioned it. Poured vitamin E oil on it and the gland drained before my eyes. Not the usual burst but natural drain where the gland is. Meanwhile in the last two weeks I had a ganglion cyst (also an ailment) once again surface on my hand. I bought vitamin E capsules. Took them within 24 hours hand cyst gone. Bartholin gland 3/4 of size. Vitamin E!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU FOR POSTING!!!!!!!

Posted by Orange
Orlando, Fl
10/30/2014
2 Posts
I have sebaceous cyst in groin area, right where the leg meets torso, right where the panties rub against the skin. Had one couple of years ago. Went to dermatologist, done biopsy, said it' s not dangerous, just the location of it so gross. It went away itself after I gave up undies that where aggrivating it. Now it cameback a slightly lower, it is infected at the moment and hurts sometimes. Recently it broke as result of underwear and a always pad rubbing it while shopping groceries.I read almost all posts, was happy to find about castor oil, but the article here says it cannot be used on broken skin. The cyst is broke recently, but drained a little, most of the puss is inside. I don't even try to sqeeze it as it is really painful. my question is: can vitamin E oil be applied on broken cyst? I also have one in my armpit. These two appeared almost at the same time. The one in armpit doesn't bother me much, it's almost gone by now. I used to apply eucaliptus essential oil, but not sure if it did help. But the one in groin bother me a lot as I can't wear panties, they rub just right at cyst which aggravates it great deal. Thinking to get boy style shorts type underwear now although I don' really like them. Another problem is it' s really hard to fix a band aid in that area when applying ointments. Luckily, I work from home, so I can wear something without underwear, but still have to go outside sometime... Found one article about bloodroot salve that seems to help a lot, but not sure if such strong remedy is required as the cyst is about the size Of pea. If anyone have any info, it will be appreciated.
Posted by Mama to Many
Tennessee
10/30/2014
593 Posts
Dear Orange,

Frankincense essential oil has been very helpful to my family for cysts. It is gentle and can be used on broken skin. It can be hard to find 100% but I think Now sells one that is 25% Frankincense so it is already diluted and ready to use.

Charcoal poultices may also be helpful to draw out infection. They help inflammation and pain. You could try them overnight when you aren't moving much--maybe wear some type of bike shorts to hold the poultice on?

Turmeric internally, a teaspoon a couple of times a day may also help a surprising amount.

I hope you get some relief soon. Let us know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Sp
New Jersey, US
10/30/2014
8 Posts
Hi Orange, when I get cysts I treat them from the inside and the outside. They come from the inside, but they make it to the outside so I find they need be be tackled from both sides. On the outside I use zinc oxide ointment, several applications a day as needed. Slather it on and cover with a band-aid if need be, depends on the location. You can also put a panty-liner in your clothes for the area. For the inside I take probiotics before bed and turmeric with meals. That's what works for me.
Posted by Sandhya
Maui, Hi.
10/31/2014
8 Posts
Try peeing (midstream) into a jar. Wet a cotton ball or gauze or ? and put it on the cyst with a band aid. Keep doing this whenever you can. Do this for a few days and see if cyst goes down. It usually softens and brings down cysts on the skin. First time you try it do it right before you go to sleep and in the morning see if the cyst changes. Keep doing it for a week and noticing changes. It doesn't matter if the cyst if broken..... maybe it might burn a bit if skin is broken..... I don't know. The other remedy you might try is half tea tree oil and half lavender oil. It works on keloids so maybe on the cyst. Good luck.

Posted by Carolyn (Pittsburgh, PA) on 01/29/2008

[YEA]  After finding a lump in my breast, rushing to a doctor, I was told that I needed to find a surgeon, before a scan was even taken. After the scan, I was informed that it was merely a cyst and I could either have it aspirated with a needle, or just leave it, as it would cause no harm. I left it alone, and remembered being told that vitamin E can cause cysts to go away. It worked and when the cyst came back a year later, I went straight to the vitamin E bottle, and next doctor appointment, there was no signs of the cyst.I take it continually now. I am currently taking vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 1000 IU, but if I recall, I was taking 400 IU when my cyst dissolved

Zinc Oxide   1  0   

Posted by Kay (Hastings, Mi, Usa) on 02/15/2010

[YEA]  I have light complexion and get skin rashs and irratations. When I was expecting my last child I got a small spot in the girl parts rubbed raw from an ill fitting pair of pants. It went from a raw spot to a weeping spot to a blister to a bartholin cyst.

From http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/reproductive/gynecologic/235.html

"The Bartholin's gland is a tiny organ on each of the labia (vaginal lips), near the opening of the vagina. If the vagina were the face of a clock, these glands would be found at about 4 and 8 o'clock. Normally they are invisible. They make a small amount of fluid that lubricates the vaginal lips. If a flap of skin grows over the opening of one of the glands, the fluid backs up. It causes a round swelling called a cyst. The cyst can grow from the size of a penny to larger than an orange, although most don't get bigger than a golf ball. Cysts can be tender and hot to the touch."

I had similar incidences of this before but usually after a few days and some "set" baths it would clear up. Not so this time. When I was 7 months along Doctors did surgery to remove a golf ball piece of infection. A few months later when a similar incident happened. I was desparate to find something to clear this up. I tried everything I could think of. Finally I discovered zinc oxide ointment, which is the active white ingredient zinc diper rash ointments. Over the years I have cured many of these that could of gotten worse that the one I had surgery on. Having had that surgery left an area of scar tissue that is even more sensitive than before. I have never met a doctor that had any idea of how to treat these and I can't believe I am the only women to have this experence. Apply to the affected area when you go to bed.

Frequently it will be cleared up in the morning. The zine oxide stains everything though. The zinc needs to be applied liberally to the sore spot, keeping it completely covered. Then wear an under garment that you dont like, that isn't tight. I was twenty eight when I discovered this remedy. I am now in my 50's. Straight zinc oxide is the best. The diaper rash crean is usually about 40 % zinc.

Posted by Nina
Inland Empire, Ca
03/12/2010
Dear Kay from Hastings: Thank you so much for this valuable information!!

Could you please possibly list what brands of "straight" zinc oxide ointment you have used successfully and what percentage of zinc oxide is stated in the active ingredient listing on these products. My newly married daughter has been suffering from a Bartholin Cyst for several months now. The doctor prescribed antibiotics in case the cause was an infection but it did not help. They also said hot baths twice a day, that has not helped her either. The only zinc oxide ointments I have been able to find online contain only 20% as the active ingredient, the rest is petroleum jelly and stuff. You stated the diaper rash ones contain usually 40% so you suggested using "straight" zinc oxide which I thought meant it should have a higher percentage than 40%. If there is one out there, I have not been able to find it yet. I may have misunderstood though, have I? Kay, I would greatly appreciate a list of zinc oxide ointments you feel comfortable recommending. If you would like to email me directly with that information, my email is izabizwiz@yahoo.com

Thank you! Nina in California

Posted by Leigh
Indianapolis, In
02/07/2011
As far as I've found, 40% zinc oxide cream is the highest available without a prescription. I have a cyst problem too, and I've started applying Desitin at night. It's been a few days, and I'm not sure I notice a difference. But the cyst is the size of a golf ball, and so I'm hoping that it will shrink after a few more days.







 



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