Natural Cures for Bartholin Cyst

| Modified on Aug 07, 2022
Tea Tree Oil, Compress, & Kanchanar Guggulu Pills
Posted by a sufferer (Florida) on 08/07/2022
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The sitz bath made me feel sick, the pain was awful so I stopped. The ball grew double in size/became hard and couldn't even wear shorts without pain! Could not sit/walk for days!!!

In bed, laying down using Tea Tree Oil (3-4 drops) with Coconut oil (1/2 teaspoon) as a carrier directly on abscess/cyst followed by placing a warm compress/bag of gel (bought at the pharmacy for 2 dollars) wrapped in cloth. Feel relief.

Western Medicine says there is no way to prevent or cannot deal with it really if no infection aside from a warm compress or salt bath. That they just happen again and again. This is no walk in the park! I found a solution. Posting here for anyone looking for alternative medicine answers.

I personally got Neem tea to drink my Kanchanar Guggulu Pills (2x a day).

Natural Treatment Options:

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by k. jay (a) on 04/29/2022
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Tea Tree Oil for Bartholin Cyst

I apply tea tree oil with a cotton wool bud to the affected and surrounding area several times a day. I do this until it drains. This remedy has worked over 5-6 times for me! I plan to avoid tight clothing and have a hot bath at least once a week to avoid infection again. It's awfully painful and can be scary I'm thankful to have this site for guidance!.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Caitlin (Brisbane ) on 04/12/2022

Hey! Which tea tree oil did you use?

Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Donna (Pensacola, FL) on 03/21/2022
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Bartholins cyst maybe related to hydradenitis suppurativa. I have had good luck using flax seed oil capsules by mouth. Taken regularly, it prevents these vaginal cysts/boils and will also help one resolve if its already started. I used to have them frequently in my younger days. Once I started using flax seed oil regularly I stopped getting them. And prior to that it was so bad I could hardly work.

Vitamin D3, Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sheila (San Diego) on 03/16/2022

That sounds awful! I would definitely sue that dr btw - totally not okay.

1. frequent epsom salt sitz baths 3-4 times a day for 15 min

2. witch hazel compress on gauze, can add tee tree

3. Iodine topically to keep clean and help keep from getting infected (if it's not already)

4. Take iodine daily along with Vit C, D and zinc

5. colloidal silver - 10 drops under tongue

best of luck!

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Aacb (US) on 03/04/2022
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TEA TREE OIL is the only thing that works and it work fast for my bartholin cyst. I put a drop or two on a piece of tp and leave it on. Within a day or two it drains.

Posted by Daisy (Vancouver ) on 12/29/2021

Hello may I ask what brand of Serrapeptase you got from Amazon? Thk uu

Vitamin E
Posted by Daisy (Vancouver ) on 12/29/2021

What brand of vit E did u use? You opened the capsule and applied on the cyst? Thank you!

Sitz Bath, Salt Scrub, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Angie (Phoenix ) on 12/14/2021

I heard about using Tea Tree oil and at this point I'm willing to try ANYTHING to keep me from getting cut (down there) again. I'm at my wit's end with this thing.

Epsom Salt
Posted by Kim (Montreal, Canada) on 09/22/2021
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I discovered I had a Bartholin cyst two weeks ago. It was the size of a grape. I read up on DIY home remedies and tried several things like applying a clay paste, apple cider vinegar compresses castor oil with tea tree essential oil massages and sitz baths. These seemed helpful at first because the swelling seemed to reduce during the night but suddenly, the cyst got really hard and painful. (Now I realize that it must have been in its way to bursting which is the goal) I did more research and decided to try epsom salt baths and magnesium sulfate paste application. That did the trick. After my first sitz bath with half a cup of epsom salt followed by an application of the paste, the cyst burst a couple of hours later. Then I took another bath to disinfect and applied more paste.

The cyst is gone but there is still some hardness or tension in that area. I'm not sure If it's the gland or just ligaments. Hopefully, my gland will heal, the duct will be unclogged and the infection will subside.

Posted by Barbara (Ringgold, GA) on 09/14/2021

What was the name of the supplement with horsetail B6 etc?

Zinc Oxide
Posted by Moe T. (Tijuana) on 03/31/2021
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Hello there.

I've been suffering from these bartholin cysts for years now and I was about to get my gland removed when just by chance I gave zinc oxide a try, simply because I use that ointment for literally EVERYTHING. and I couldn't believe the way this cured me!! If you are looking for a higher concentration of the zinc oxide, I got mine in Tijuana Mexico where I live, but maybe you can order it online, I don't know but it's called Pasta de Lassar and is for babies and skin problems.

i love this product, I will consider the rest of these recommedations,

thank you

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Aud (Florida) on 02/25/2021

I've just gotten one... I read the comments and unfortunately I see that the previous person hasn't replied... but I am using straight tea-tree oil and put it on a tissue like they described. It burns a bit but isnt terrible. I also saw someone else said they used 100% tea-tree oil they just use some coconut oil afterwards cause the tea-tree oil kinda dries it out down there. Hopefully this helps!

Tea Tree Oil, Epsom Salt, Castor Oil
Posted by PatsyJane (NJ) on 02/21/2021

I'm glad you got relief, but can't help seeing some irony in your statement about returning to the doctor whose treatment caused so much pain and difficulty "as a precaution". I know it is what most of us were brought up on. I'd try a practitioner of Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbs), an Herbalist, Naturopath or Homeopath. Anyone trained in more natural forms of healing, not one of those practitioners of the barbarism known as "modern" medicine.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Sarah (Coronado, CA) on 01/25/2021

How much coconut oil and how much tea tree oil do you mix together? Can you use straight tea tree oil? Does tea tree oil go bad? I've had fine s couple of years now.

Thank you for any help!!

Posted by Courtney (California) on 06/06/2019
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Alum for Bartholin's gland Cyst.

I get mucocele's in my mouth sometimes and found the alum cure here on this website. It works every time, and the mucocele goes away within a week. (a mucocele is a blocked saliva duct on the inside of your lip). So, when I got a bartholin's gland cyst, I thought it was pretty similar to a mucocele: blocked duct, similar environment of the body). So I tried the alum on the bartholin's gland cyst, and sure enough it healed it. I put the alum directly on the cyst for about 15 minutes every night. Then rinsed it off, making sure not to get the alum anywhere else.

After about a week, the cyst was about 80% gone, and I stopped using it, and now a month or so later, it is completely gone. Hope this can help someone else.

Posted by Heidi (Ca) on 06/12/2020
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I took serrapeptase and silica, along with applying PRID all day after urinating and doing 1-2 forty five minute sitz baths with 2 cups Epsom salts. The cyst started as a sore grape and I began the above listed treatment schedule. It kept growing for DAYS and blew up to a swollen golf ball blocking my vaginal canal completely by day 7. The pain peaked on day 10 and I was taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen together to knock the pain down to manageable. After dinner on day 10 I noticed blood after urinating, I hopped into a third sitz bath for the day and gently massaged the lump while holding a small hand mirror to see where the leak was coming from. I was surprised to see the gland opening was on the inner side of the lump and had been pressed closed against the opposite side of my vaginal canal. I fully shifted the lump to the side and the contents of the cyst poured out into the hot water. I think doing this in a hot bath really helped clear it. The release of pain was amazing and I was so relieved. I read another gal on here saying you should get the fluids flowing to keep it from clogging again, so I masterbated with clitoral stimulation only for 10 minutes. The gland filled up with fluid and I drew another bath to gently massage it out again. I cleaned up and dabbed on some antibiotic ointment and am currently wearing a pad to catch any drainage. I didn't have a fever, and the lump never got hot (an indicator of serious infection), so I just toughed it out. I didn't go to the doctor because we are in Covid19 lockdown and I was terrified of bringing the illness back to my young children and husband. THANK THE MAKER IT DRAINED!!! Thank you so much for everyone's advice on here!!!!

Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel
Posted by Mia (Los Angeles ) on 09/27/2018
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I had this terrible cyst about a year ago and I noticed it started to swell again several days ago and I immediately started to panic because my first experience was extremely painful and scary. I got it lanced the first time because that was all I knew but I'm a strong believer in natural remedies so I stumbled upon this site and saw quite a few but I wanted to to witch hazel, tea tree oil diluted with coconut oil but eventually excluded the coconut and just used tea tree and the witch hazel. I also did hot baths with epsom salt and when I ran out of epsom salt I used sea salt and soaked for about 20 min each time. I would do hot compress and immediately after I'd apply the tea tree oil and then the witch hazel and by the 3rd or fourth day it had burst in the wee hours of the morning (which was today) I felt so much relief as the pain was excruciating! Thanks so much for your stories they have really helped. I no longer have to go under the knife, thank God! Well wishes to all. :)

Epsom Salt
Posted by Mira (New Jersey) on 09/26/2018
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Epsom salt and bartholin cyst no good:

I've had an bartholin cyst at least 3 times. It used to go away with a simple bath 2 out of 3 of the times. I've gotton it drained ...most painful thing I've ever experienced. I'd rather go through childbirth lol ...I believe that my laundry detergent on my underwear are the cause the tightness and also the dyes. Anyway, I just got an incision maybe a month ago.

I am also pregnant I've tried regular baths results! I then tried Epson salt baths that made it worse. it actually built up the puss in my cyst which were making my labia harder on the left side the doctor actually told me this. Now a month & some change later here I am again. I can barely walk & Tylenol is barely working ..I will try tea tree oil tomorrow & see how it works...wish me luck I am 35 weeks pregnant and can't bare another shot of lidocaine (how ever u spell it) going into my stuff ...wish me luck.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Linda (Lagos, Nigeria ) on 07/26/2018

I have the same issue and I don't know where to get the original Tree tea oil.

Posted by Natalie (Beersheva) on 06/11/2018

I have had the same problem, 5 times I have been open, once on the right side and once on the left. My doctor recommended that he remove the gland completely on the right side because it is swollen at the moment but I'm afraid ... I'm 29 years old and I'm afraid I will have problems following the removal. How did you recover after such an operation?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Pinku (West Bengal) on 05/06/2018

Only calamine lotion does this bursting.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Thokchom (West Bengal) on 05/06/2018

I wonder if only turmeric and coconut oil works??

Castor Oil
Posted by Lee (Michigan) on 04/25/2018

Just came from the ER where I got my cyst drained. They put in a small catheter. I am definitely going to try these remedies. Thanks ladies for sharing!!

Posted by Yeah (Texas) on 04/16/2018

Girl NO. Try your best to NOT HAVE IT LANCED. I'm 22 and got my first one at age 20 and lemme tell you... literally the worst PAIN OF MY LIFE.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Teresa (Fl) on 04/16/2018

Hello, ladies. Thank you for sharing these remedies. I will be getting to the store right after work today to buy these! I have a question about the tumeric. I have ground up tumeric from a health food store that I add to my smoothies. What is the process for the tumeric you are using? Are you consuming it (eating it) or mixing it in a bowl with the other ingredients?

Thank you.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Shawn (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/05/2018
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Tea Tree Oil for Bartholin Cyst is the best treatment.

I get them periodically, 1 every 2-3 years and only Tea Tree Oil helps burst the cyst.

I use use a Tea Tree body wash but I have used the oil diluted with some coconut water. I soak some tissue and wear it in my underwear and within hours it starts to work.

Posted by Amber (Sunnyside, Ny) on 03/20/2018

So no marsupialization or catheter? I had mine for 3 weeks, the last being excruciating. Was on vacation and finally desperately on the drive back, asked my boyfriend if we could stop at the ER. The pain was passout pain, and the only relief could be found lying down. I assume because it takes the pressure off. Anyhow, the doc finally set me up, applied lydocain (sp?) and started the procedure. I've never screamed so much in my life! The relief was totally worth it. I assume the duct must be so blocked (maybe with scar tissue) that there was no chance for it to drain. I'd been taking the baths for 8 days. It may be that I didn't start the baths until week 3, however.

Anyhow, he attempted to insert the catheter, but too much had drained, and he couldn't get it to drain. Thank hurt so much. But NOW he wanted me to go to a gyno to get the marsupialuzation, which I really prefer not to do! I have a rather large incision (done on Sunday, it is now Tuesday). I'd just like a little advice prior to the doc recommending what the book tells them. I generally take no drugs or antibiotics. But in this case, am taking the antibiotics and Motrin.

So sorry for all enduring. This is such an unpleasant experience...

Sitz Bath, Colloidal Silver, Witch Hazel
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 03/15/2018 235 posts

Hello D,

Suggest tea tree oil dabbed onto your cyst 3 times a day, if this tingling is too sensitive you can make a paste of turmeric and a healing oil you have on hand, like castor, coconut or olive, apply with organic cotton wool or clean cotton rag folded up and tape on. Soak at least 20 mins in bath with cup sea salt or Epsom salts daily or twice daily, to make the paste application more effective. If you don't have bath tub soak in plastic tub. Consuming turmeric will also be beneficial.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charity (Arkansas) on 03/13/2018
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First cyst day before yesterday. Trick seems to be treating early. It started out the size of a pea and then the next day was the size of a small marble. It definitely hurt to touch and it was a little difficult to walk comfortably. I found this page and had my husband buy almost everything I saw referenced here: Australian tea tree oil, castor oil, turmeric, probiotics, witch hazel, small round cotton pads, coconut oil, etc.

I was desperate to kick this thing fast so I wouldn't have to endure the lancing process from the doc I read about. I mixed coconut oil, witch hazel, tea tree oil and turmeric and soaked a cotton pad with it. I applied it directly to the cyst and keep it there. I also made a warm compress by heating up a hot water pack and wrapping it in a warm towel. Placed it “down there” for a few and then went to bed. When I got up this morning and switched out the pad, I noticed blood. It had burst! There was very little pain after the pain I endured the day before. I placed a new cotton pad and went to work. Took it out and everything seems to have drained. No pain whatsoever. I'll keep an eye on it. Though we bought a bunch of stuff I didn't use, I am so thankful I found this page. The relief I felt this morning was amazing!

Thank you, thank you, ladies, for sharing your stories!!!

Sitz Bath, Colloidal Silver, Witch Hazel
Posted by D. (Bundaberg, Queensland ) on 03/14/2018

I have two Bartholin cysts which are now starting to become painful. But my gynaecologist doesn't want to operate on them as I suffer with Vulvodynia & the cysts are right where I get the burning pain from that, so he is worried if he operates & removes them that it will make the Vulvodynia worse. Can anyone suggest the best thing I can use to try & make them burst keeping in mind that I can't use anything that will make the burning worse.

Sitz Bath, Colloidal Silver, Witch Hazel
Posted by Kelseym (Duluth, Mn) on 03/12/2018
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Just noticed my BC yesterday morning and successfully popped by this evening!! I did one sitz bath with epsom salt last night. This morning I noticed it was more tender and it bugged me all day at work. It was a bit larger than pea sized..

I perused all the remedies here and decided to continue with the epsom salt baths and add cotton compress of colloidal silver and witch hazel. The sitz bath I took after getting home from work really softened it up (I massaged it a bit as recommended by another writer). Then I mixed 1 part coconut oil, 1 part colloidal silver and 1 part witch hazel. I dipped a cotton pad (gauze) into the solution and applied to the softened BC. I checked it about 3 hrs later and it had popped and started to bleed! I made 2 new pads for over night.. applied one now and will switch midway through the night. I already feel relief and hope it's even smaller by the morning. I plan to continue the pad through work tomorrow to really ward off infection.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Mel (Ny) on 03/04/2018

I have been suffering from these cysts/abscesses off and on for years. Currently have another one that keeps growing. It has completely limited my lifestyle and taken away simple joys like going for a jog. Reading this gives me some hope that there may be a solution that may help that does not require surgically removing the entire gland. Thank you SO much for sharing your experience! Would you mind sharing the brand of Tea Trea Oil you used and any other sugestions/tips that worked well for you. I appreciate it tremendously. Thank you.

Posted by April (Fl) on 01/11/2018

How much turmeric and baking soda and oil do you use?

Posted by Faithyngu (Philippines) on 01/02/2018

I'm having my 4th bartholin cyst now after my 3rd one last year. When I thought it wouldn't come back, it really greeted me for new year! I soaked myself in sitz bath and sat down on a small pale of hot water, I use the steam. But then it grew in size during the process. After that I read about baking soda and salt and turmeric.. I put the mixture and just left it there last night. Earlier in the morning I see a burnt or thinning of the area where I left the cotton pad on. Is it normal?

Posted by Sammy (Greenville Sc) on 01/02/2018

I've found that hot soak with epsom salt, then a compress of baking soda salt witch hazel and coconut oil and the magic tumeric save me every time. I was frustrated and tried everything, and then finally.... it works for me anytime I need it. Have a happy new year

Sitz Bath and Natural Remedies
Posted by Jacqueline (Maryland) on 01/02/2018

Hello, How are you may I ask and which salt, Epsom salt or table salt and how often should I do this?

Sitz Bath, Salt Scrub, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Maria (Québec) on 12/18/2017
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Tea tree oil + hot baths + sea salt

Definitely, it helped me. After read some horrific stories, was the same. The was pain of my life. The bartholin cyst started on Thursday and it burnt on sunday around 4am. I did hot bath, and hot compressed with vinager and sea salt really intense on Saturday. On Sunday I wasn't able to walk, to sit, even lay down. After, read this reviews.. I added the tea tree oil (sunday 4pm) to my rituals baths ..and 4am I was bleeding and screaming Hallelujah (one of the girl on the page write I remembered the comment... and definitely yes... Hallelujah!!! ).

I still doing hot bath.. now, I am a bit loss about next steps... how to keep drain it.

Good luck girls, a lot faith, prays, and meditation :) xo

Posted by Melanie (Tennessee) on 12/05/2017

Have you tried turmeric internally for your cysts?

Sitz Bath and Natural Remedies
Posted by Prettycookie (Georgia) on 12/05/2017
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Hi there, this is my second post in two days concerning my experience with Bartholin Cyst. It ruptured last night, so here is my full experience.

I noticed a grape size lump on the right side of my vagina where the Bartholin gland resides about a year ago. I did not have insurance so going to the doctor was not an option for me at that time. It did not hurt at all, it only would swell up from time to time and go away. Usually during sex, or when I am negligent with my hygiene. Because it did not hurt I simply observed it and moved on. As of last week I noticed it growing larger. Now the size of golf ball, I guess is the closest reference I can use. As it grew it became uncomfortable but not painful, I just felt the pressure from the size. At this point I enrolled for medical insurance for the 2018 year because this was not looking promising.

By Saturday I was beginning to experience more pressure and thus more pain. I started doing heavy research and learned about sitz baths, tea tree oil and castor oil. I had these things in my home already in addition to epsom salt. So I took my first bath Saturday night. I notice the pain slowly getting more intense. By Sunday I was walking as if I had a limp and it was painful to sit directly on it. I took 3 baths on Sunday, which became more and more uncomfortable with each bath due to the pain and having to sit in the tub. It was the longest 20 minutes.

I took a full bath that night, filling the tub all the way up. I layed on my stomach and soak for an hour. That night was on and off with sleeping because of the pain. It hurt to move, shift and roll over. I had to place a pillow between my legs to avoid the pressure of them being closed. I am a heavier woman so my thighs applied a lot of pressure. I also slept on my back with my legs open or on my stomach with my legs spread apart. I am a side sleeper so this was major uncomfortable. After tossing and turning all night and having to deal with constant bathroom trips I got up for the day at 630am to take my first bath of the day.

My plan was to head to a health store thereafter and purchased some vitamins to help remedy the cyst. I didn't make it because of the pain. Instead I called off work and went to my boyfriend house and laid in his bed just to have somebody around. I took an Ibuprofen soon after I got there and had some relief. I also heated some castor oil and soak a gauze and placed it on the cyst to avoid friction. I then fell asleep and rested. right around the 8 hr mark after the pain killer wore off. I fell into excruciating pain. I took another Ibuprofen and took another bath. I was getting worse. I started calling around for free clinics that could possibly help with a payment plan option. I didn't get through to anyone because of the time it was right at 430 pm. I went back to sleep at 5pm, at this time the ibuprofen buffered the pain until later I went to urinate. It flared the pain up a bit, so I took some salt water and poored it on my vagina for some relief of the burning and slight itch feeling. It worked for a moment, so I immediately did another sitz bath but in a small basin this time. I sat for 20 minutes and dried off. I felt better, but I could feel the pain trying to increase so I took another Ibuprofen before the 8 hour mark, so basically I am overdosing at this point, then I went to lay back down. within 5 minutes the pain completely subsided. I thought hmmm Salt water bath? As I reached down to touch, the lump had felt softer, as I felt toward the inside that's when IT RUPTURED! It was a disgusting thing to witness but It was everything I needed. I slept well overnight and here I am now. I still am going to work on getting vitamins and rebuild my immune system to NEVER experience this again! The cyst is still slowly draining so I am wearing a pad to catch that and keeping my vagina rinsed with salt water.

Posted by Cheezymacaroni (New York, Ny) on 12/04/2017
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Hi lovelies. I'm also suffering from this - I had a giant, painful infected Bartholin's cyst that needed to be lanced twice, plus 3 rounds of antibiotics, sitz and soaks, about 4 months ago.

Since then, it's been very small - about the size of a grape if you push in to find it, but nearly flat on the surface - and stayed that way, but about every other day or so it swells a bit and is slightly sore...and then drains some blood and pus.

It's literally been open and draining like that for 3 months - occasionally, it's bright red blood and more than usual.

Has anyone else experienced continual draining? Could my taking daily homeopathic silica be affecting it in that way? I still do a hot compress for about an hour every night, and some witch hazel and tea tree compresses, which seems to keep it from getting any worse.

Stay strong, ladies. We can do this.

Tea Tree Oil, Sitz Bath
Posted by Aj (Ga) on 12/04/2017

I've been dealing with my Bartholin cyst for a few days now. I've noticed it a year ago when it was just a small lump the size of a small grape. It never hurt it just grew a tad when I would have sex and I'd feel it when I wipe myself after using the toilet. It would come and go though, and again never painful. As of about November 28 it started growing bigger and as of two days ago it became very painful. I'm thinking it's infected but I'm not experiencing any fevers. Since it started hurting I have taken about 4 baths in the past two days. I am applying tee tree oil and castor oil to the area. Right now I'm on ib profen so the pain is bearable. I had to call off work today but I really want to encourage it to rupture. I can't call out forever. I have no insurance for this year. I enrolled for the 2018 year, so hopefully it'll be resolved by then.

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