Natural Cures for Bartholin Cyst

Multiple Remedies

Posted by Sashab (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Bartholin Cyst:

I've suffered from these cyst for 7 years. My first experience I thought I was given a STD however, after a check up by my Gyno-- he informed me of the glad and how common this is in women who are sexually active. My last three experiences all 2 years apart consisted of a painful cyst size of a golf ball in my right genital area. These all very painful ruptured on their own after 4-5 days-- and sitZ bath...pain was worse as the days went by took way to long ti rupture and very painful!!

This recent experience was 4 days ago. I noticed after my cycle was ending a slight itch, I figured it was due to my ph off given my cycle. Two days later I was intimate with my boyfriend and realized something was different. Sex was uncomfortable but not painful, so I tried to enjoy it.

The next day I realized that the glad began to act up so I applied pressure knowing what it was from past experiences.

Day 2 I was able to apply pressure and get out some fluid but it did not get better.L uckily this did not get to a size of a golfball more like a walnut.. by day 3 I was in pain And had to clear the remainder of my schedule for the day.

I applied pure Tea Tree to the area..instant relief!!! (Tingling) Followed up by a sitz bath with 2 tbsp Epsom salt And a few more drops of tea tree In the water..this helped but the pain continued .. I was over it!!

I purchased womens probiotic for vaginal support, 3 capsules 1 when I woke up, and 1 every hr until I had 3... clove oil and grapefruit oil. 1000mg vit C and Vit D.. I applied the clove and grapefruit oil directly to the area. And took the vit as directed..Tingling occurred. Within 3 hours the cyst ruptured and it was instant relief, I can walk again!!!

Hope this helps... I had to share...!!!

Replied by Neetha
Sydney, Australia
11/21/2015

Hi Sasha, on which day did the cyst rupture? Where did you get the recommendation to do this? Any additional info would be great. This is my 5th cyst after having 2 marsupialised :(

Replied by Laura
Brisbane
08/05/2016

This sounds a bit odd but I have been trying a slice of potato as a lot of natural health websites say it will draw infection from an abscess. I have added a garlic rub to this. The cyst does appear to respond well to this. Last time I was on antibiotics for this and if it gets worse I may be again but must admit I dislike how they disrupt the ecology of my body.


Probiotics

Posted by Belle (Philippines) on 11/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

For bartolin cyst try taking probiotics at least once a day it helps fight infection, fight bad bacteria especially vaginal healt, & it boost immune system..but choose the probiotics that are high in potency, it helps me a lot..now im a bartolin cyst free for 9months thanks to probiotics.


Serrapeptase

Posted by Heidi (Ca) on 06/12/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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!!!!


Posted by Linda (Milton, Fl) on 10/04/2016
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I had my first and hopefully my last bartholin cyst and with the help of antibiotics and lancing it began to get better. I have been desperately trying to find options to not have surgery and read and began taking serrapeptase, I am hoping through taking this I will never have a problem again. Once was enough. Thank you for all the advice and sharing your stories and the discovery of serrapeptase was a god send.


Posted by Leilani (Kona, Hi) on 10/28/2015
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Just endured painful cyst this past week, and it finally ruptured last night! Hallelujah!

Short Term Causes and Remedies: I had been wearing pantiliners for a month and it has been horribly hot and humid here. Plus eating too much sugar! So, once it started, the horrible cyst, I tried everything. I ate yoghurt, I put Tea Tree oil on it (dilute, or it burns! ), Witch Hazel, and compresses of Epsom Salts. Even tried a paste of Diatomacious Earth, to dry out the cyst. I took Colloidal Silver, some antibiotic, Vit D, and Silica. This all likely helped but it wasn't until I received the Serrapeptase that I rush ordered from Amazon, that it finally burst six hours later. I took three pills so that it would be at the suggested 120 dosage. I'm sure the others helped, but I think the Serrapeptase helped it to rupture on it's own. Years ago, when I had this, the doctor sliced me open, so painful and it came right back the next day. Has to rupture on it's own.

Long term causes and remedies: eating too much sugar and acidic diet, so off sugar and switching to vegetarian, alkaline foods.

So happy to be able to walk and sit down again! Hope this helps! I was there, just a day ago!


Serrapeptase, Silica

Posted by Renu (Dallas) on 04/13/2016
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Hi,

Bartholin cyst/abscess for the 3rd time. Pain level was 8/10. This time I was prepared beforehand itself. I already had Silica complex, and 40,000IU Serrapeptase at home. Started with 2 Serrapeptase twice a day on empty stomach and 1 Silica complex tablet. Since the cyst did not burst out till Day 6, I increased Silica complex caps to 3 that particular day. Next day cyst drained.


Serrapeptase, Tea Tree Oil Baths

Posted by Adriana (Prilep, Macedonia) on 02/03/2016
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I would like to share my experience with Bartholin cyst, with those who suffers from it. It was my fourth time having it, first with antibiotics, second time incision, third marsupalization, and fourth time now after 9 years. I couldn't believe it when I touch it and feel that something was happening down there. I thought that after marsupalization it will never happened again. But here it was. my ginecologist confirmed me and gave me a antibiotics.This time I was decided that no matter what I won't have any kind of operation ( it hurts very very much). So I started my therapy with antibiotics and after third day I think that grown more I was in pain and I read here for SERRAPEPTASE AND TEA TREE OIL.

Immediately I started taking serrapeptase internally and do baths with added tea tree oil, I was starting to lose faith but after four days the cyst ruptured by itself, oh what a instant relief. So anyone who have this horrible thing use these two products and after some days will help.

God bless us all.

Replied by Samantha
Davis, Ca
02/08/2016

So, I just recently had my first abscess and I had no idea about anything so I had them put the catheter in :(

Would you advise that I should take the supplement additionally with my antibiotics? The way I see it is the duct is obstructed right? so by them opening it up and letting it leak out only means that I am clearing it up and not clearing up the base problem. I don't want to be like this for 2 weeks. The doctor referred me to a marsupialization specialist and I don't know if that is better for me at this point or if I should just stick to this balloon that is slowly ripping itself out of my body.


Silica

Posted by Cheezymacaroni (New York, Ny) on 12/04/2017
3 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Melanie
Tennessee
12/05/2017

Have you tried turmeric internally for your cysts?

Replied by Sammy
Greenville Sc
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

Replied by Faithyngu
Philippines
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?

Replied by April
Fl
01/11/2018

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


Posted by Natbee (Australia) on 01/20/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I used a silica supplement which contained 5g horsetail, zinc, B6 and manganese to treat my recurring bartholin cysts. Dosage varied between 1-2 capsules per day and saw results within 5 days. It saved me from having the marsupilization procedure. Extremely happy to find a natural alternative :)

Replied by Mildred
Florida
01/26/2015

Hey, I'm on my 5 bartholin cyst and I got it drained 4 times already within 5 months I just can't deal with this anymore. Would I be able to buy the silica online.

EC: Yes, it's widely available online.

Replied by Roo
Nc - North Carolina
12/01/2015

I have my first Bartholin Cyst. It is EXTREMELY painful. About the size of a large grape? I'm thinking about getting it lanced tomorrow because I'm in welding school and need to be able to move without pain.

I got some Silica today and have been taking a bunch of it...yet to see results... I have an important test on Thursday (it's Tues) I need to be able to practice for. Should I get it lanced at urgent care? I have no gyno or insurance.

Also I've been doing hot calendula compresses and taking a lot of vitamins.

It hurts to drive, do anything, I'm scared and not sure what to do. Help!!!!

Replied by Hopeful1
Nc
12/02/2015

I had a Bartholins cyst at age 18. I could tell when it was going to burst because it would start throbbing and become very painful. The thing about those is that they will continue coming back unless you have it lanced. I had my lanced at 19 and I am now 39. Get it lanced, it will be the best thing for you. Its a very simple and quick procedure. You will feel much better afterwards. TRUST ME!

Replied by Amanda
Harbor
03/31/2017

This definitely does NOT work for most. Lancing it is only taking care of the current cyst, not the underlying reason for the drain blockage and swelling. Marsupialization is an option but in my opinion, not a good one. At least, it didn't work for me. I had 2 marsupializations done on my left gland after having it lanced and drained 4 times. I then had the gland completely removed surgically and it's been my only source of relief from the horrid thing!!! Well NOW... 10 years later... Right gland has decided to join the fun. I wanna cry every time I talk about it. I've had it lanced and drained 6 times already, I refuse to do marsupializations any more because they are extremely painful. Local anesthetic does NOT work in your genital region because of the amount of nerves so you feel EVERYTHING. Literally getting a hunk of flesh, shaped like a square, cut from the inside of your labia and stitches sewn around the edge of the entire incision. I was screaming like a horror movie victim.

All in all this is a nightmare and the ONLY thing that has worked for me is a large gauze soaked in witch hazel left on for overnight and if it hasn't burst by morning than applying a tea tree oil / coconut oil mix directly to it.

Natalie
Beersheva
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?

Replied by Julie
Texas
04/05/2017

I'm going to try the witch hazel tonight. Does it need to be diluted? This is my 4th cyst and I am doing everything to not have it lanced again. I also screamed in pain the last time I had it drained. Thank you for the suggestions! I hope it works!

Replied by Marvia
Canada
05/12/2017

How effective is Silica in treating bathrolin cyst? I'd really like to know about it. I come across the name by researching online. I've been having bathrolin Cyst recurrence and it make my life really uncomfortable and it's really painful and unbearable . I did the marsupilization and it still come back. Doctors don't seem to take this thing seriously so I am seeking natural and effective treatment. Tired of taking over the counter antibiotic that only help for a short while.

Replied by Ebony
Texas
11/03/2017

I've taken probiotics daily and it has helped IMMENSELY. Also pain meds like ibuprofen have helped my cysts burst on its own 2 times that I've had them. Also warm baths with teatree oil in it. I've had a doctor drain 2 of my cysts and it hurts so much that now when I get them I try home remedies like the meds and probiotics

Replied by Yeah
Texas
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.


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.

Replied by Jacqueline
Maryland
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?


Posted by Bella (Malaysia) on 06/02/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering for BC two years ago, pay a visit to OB specialist, they given me painkiller and antibiotic to resolved it, I asked them to do procedure on me but they turn me away by saying that its only small lump. I went home walking with excruciating pain (it 10/10, I've never felt so much pain in my life). I took sitz bath (no added salt) 4-5times for about 4days, and cont taking antibiotis and painkiller before that little satan burst in afternoon. I was BC free for about 2 1/2 years.

Last friday (26/5/2017) I felt small little lump at my genital area but wasnt sure if its a BC or not so I decided to left it on its own. 2days afterwards, I felt it getting bigger but no pain felt, so I talk to my doc about it. She not giving me anything coz I said it doesnt hurt until the next tuesday(30/5/2017) I felt like it bugging me whenever I walk and sit. So I asked my doc to examined me and confirmed it was BC. (damn hell). She contact a specialist at nearest hospital to refer me to them, however the specialist asked me to try antibiotic first. I was a bit relieve coz its holidays weeks for us. So I decide to do sitz bath at home, I did few times a day (without salt) and massage that little satan, I bought serrapeptase online and took it 2x daily (since a pill is only 40uid, I took 3 to increase the dose), I also bought Australian Tea Tree Oil to rub at night, Kerdel Horsetail herbs supplement. I did everything for few days and the cyst getting bigger and its even hard for me to sit and walk (i walk like a monkey lol).

After trying anything I could, finally I felt like the lump has soften a bit but still tender to touch. So I did a mixture of baking soda and salt and apply it with cotton pad on my cyst, its not long I felt burning at my skin so I decide to take it of and continue with tea tree oil. I rubbed a few times a day.

Today(2/6/2017), I already lost hope to try anything I could. I told myself, if this cyst hadnt burst tomorrow I will straightly go to ER to make it drain. Before sleep I took a sitz bath again, and ate 2 tablet of horsetail herb and went to sleep without applying anything on the cyst. Sleep was hard when I cant even find comfortable position to rest my eyes. Few hours later, I touch the area and its wet, I try to move my legs and smell the odor, (guess what its foulty smell), so I get up and find my skirts all wet, when I turned on the lamp, I see blood and white yellowish stain. So I rush to bathroom and do sitz bath along to drain the cyst. Its a bit painful(but not as painful as having the growing cyst). After drain the cyst, I place a cotton pads with tea tree oil to ease the pain and prevent infection. I still can feel the small lump right now but not as painful as before. So I will continue to take my supplements and antibiotics, along with sitz bath and massaging the area to clears the clog.

My advice, its okay to try anything that u could, just don't lose hope. It will get better even it can make u depressed, emotional and physically hurts. I havent ate for 2days in a row, and I can feel that im malnutritions right now. Talk to some one about your condition. Im sorry to be lengthy, but I really do hope my experienced will help u guys a bit.

Lots of love,
Bella

Replied by Charmef
New York
10/13/2017

How much baking soda n salt did u use, n how did u apply tree oil

Replied by Adlina
Cyberspace, Malaysia
11/05/2017

Hi bella! Im from malaysia too! Also currently on 5th bc 😭


Posted by Lisa (Connecticut) on 07/31/2014
5 out of 5 stars

SOLUTION:Get fluids moving naturally.

Had Bartholin Cyst, the size of golf ball. Alot of pain, swelling, soreness, tried the following: tea tree and grapefruit seed extract topically-BAD IDEA -worse pain!! Also did castor oil hot packs applied to the area 2 nights in a row, all night, very hot water baths with a cup of epsom salts, cup of sea salt, and cup of baking soda. NO RELIEF!!

Then I spoke wih a Naturapathic Doctor today-- he said the problem is that fluids are not moving. The fluid that comes from these glands is for the purpose of lubricating pre-intercourse. Somehow those fluids have to start moving again. Well, the area was so inflammed, ultra sensitized and there was a great feeling of pressure that I instinctively felt would be relieved if I helped to "get fluids moving". I don't know if this is what he was implying, but I did another hot sitz bath, went back to bed and did what I could to "get fluids moving"-- three times.

Immediately felt alot of pain relief and did another sitz bath, the cyst broke up, alot of blood and fluid. You may think this is unconventional, but I have been dealing with excruciating pain for 48 hours and this was the thing that "got fluids moving" and broke up the cyst. It would be a natural instinctive way to---- "get fluids moving" as the Naturopath said. Most importantly: IT WORKED!!!!!

I do believe that the castor oil hot packs, baths with epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda also were integral to the success of this. Sorry if you think it's crass, IT WORKED!!! I think taking a knife to the problem is crass and draconian. THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC!!!!!


Sitz Bath, Colloidal Silver, Witch Hazel

Posted by Kelseym (Duluth, Mn) on 03/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by D.
Bundaberg, Queensland
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.

Replied by Teena
Melbourne, Australia
03/15/2018
180 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.


Sitz Bath, Salt Scrub, Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Maria (Québec) on 12/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Tea tree oil + hot baths + sea salt

Definitely, it helped me. After read some horrific stories, mine..it 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 this..so 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 Annas (Littleton) on 06/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Okay so I have had Bartholin cysts for about 10 years. One grew the size of a lemon because I didn't have insurance to get it treated. The one I just currently resolved I did completely on my own.

First I took 2 sits baths each day for two days.

Second I used a lavender salt scrub on the affected area before the site baths. After all this is caused by a clogged duct. What do we do to our faces when we have clogged pores from makeup? Anyways it sounded logical to me.

After the bath I would pat dry and then applied tea tree oil to the affected area. After just 1/12 days ( or 3 treatments of each) the thing ruptured and completely drained itself. It was much less painful than enduring the cyst or having the procedure done. Hope it's just as effective for you as it was for me. I also want to note that for two days after I rubbed tea tree oil on the site. Tea tree oil is a natural bacterial. The only side effect that I noticed from using it was a tingle down there.



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