Dissolving Cysts Naturally: an Effective and Holistic Guide

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Cyst Natural Remedies

Navigating the world of cyst management can often benefit from the wisdom of nature's remedies. These benign growths can manifest in various areas of the body and can sometimes lead to discomfort or pain. In addition to medical treatment, holistic remedies can substantially manage and potentially reduce cysts.

This comprehensive guide explores natural solutions, such as topical applications like Lugol's iodine and castor oil, and beneficial ingestibles like vitamin supplements and Essiac tea. Learn how these treatments, combined with certain lifestyle modifications, can offer potential relief and stimulate your body's natural healing capabilities.

Natural Remedies for Cysts

Warm Compress

A warm compress is one simple yet effective way to dissolve a cyst naturally. This method helps increase blood circulation, speeding up the healing process. It may also reduce cyst size and alleviate pain. Soak a clean cloth in warm water, wring it out, and then apply it to the affected area for about 20 minutes. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.

Tea Tree Oil and Frankincense Oils

Essential oils such as tea tree and frankincense can be potent allies in managing cysts due to their unique properties. These oils can be used individually or combined, offering flexibility in your treatment approach.

Both tea tree and frankincense oils can sometimes be used "neat," which means they are applied directly to the skin without dilution. However, diluting these potent oils is often prudent for sensitive skin or delicate areas. Castor oil makes an excellent carrier oil in these cases due to its potential cyst-healing properties.

Tea tree oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities, making it a popular choice for home cyst treatment. Applying diluted tea tree oil directly to the cyst twice daily can alleviate discomfort and reduce cyst size.

To use essential oils in their pure form, massage a drop of the oil directly onto the cyst twice a day. If dilution is preferred, mix five drops of the essential oil with one teaspoon of a carrier oil like castor oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another natural remedy often used to reduce cyst size. Its acetic acid content can help dissolve the cyst's keratin protein. Dab a small amount of apple cider vinegar onto the cyst with a cotton ball, and cover it with a bandage. Let it sit for a few hours before washing it off.

Diet and Lifestyle

Certain changes in your diet and lifestyle can promote general health and potentially prevent cyst formation.

Dietary Changes

A nutritious diet promotes balance in the body and provide the needed nutrients for maximum function. A nutritious diet does not have to be cumbersome. Sometimes implementing a few changes can produce significant results.

  • Eat a variety of whole foods.
  • Keep sugars and processed foods to a minimum.
  • Consume more water and less coffee, soda, and energy drinks.
  • Consume some raw fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Include smoothies in the diet a few times a week.


Exercise benefits the body in so many ways. It moves fluids around in the body, including blood and lymph. This helps to remove waste products from the body. A 20-minute walk several times a week is a good place to begin. A mini-trampoline or rebounder can be used year-round, even while catching the daily news or weather report. Even 5 minutes of rebounding several days a week will allow significant movement of the blood and lymph.

Castor Oil

Castor oil, a natural emollient oil known for its healing properties, is a versatile option for managing cysts. Its ability to promote circulation and increase white blood cells makes it an effective tool in dealing with various bodily growths and abnormalities.

For best results, gently massage castor oil into the cysts twice daily. This procedure targets the cysts and softens and nourishes the skin. Furthermore, castor oil's soothing properties make it an excellent choice for relieving sore muscles and stiff joints.

When selecting castor oil for cyst treatment, opt for an organic and cold-pressed variety if possible. This ensures you use a high-quality product free of additional chemicals or processing agents, enhancing its natural healing properties.

Lugol’s Iodine Solution

Lugol's iodine solution, recognized for its antiseptic properties, is often used as a remedy for cysts. This versatile solution can be applied topically directly on the cyst, although it may temporarily stain the skin. The 5% Lugol's iodine is more potent than the 2% variant and might require dilution for topical application, depending on the cyst's location and individual tolerance.

Additionally, Lugol's iodine can be taken internally, particularly when a deficiency of iodine is the underlying cause of the cysts. Although Lugol's iodine has a distinct iodine taste, it can be easily masked by adding a drop to a cup of coffee or a glass of grape juice. Renowned folk doctor D.C. Jarvis often recommended a mixture of one drop of Lugol's iodine and ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to treat various health conditions.


Recognized for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties, turmeric is a useful natural remedy for painful cysts.

Turmeric capsules, readily available in stores, provide a convenient way to incorporate this beneficial herb into your routine. A standard dose often recommended is four capsules, taken twice daily.

For a more potent and flavorful method of consumption, consider creating "Golden Milk." Though it requires more preparation, the potential health benefits make it worth the effort.

Turmeric is beneficial when ingested and can be used topically, especially on infected cysts that need to be drained. To make a turmeric paste, combine turmeric powder with water until it reaches a paste-like consistency. This paste can be applied directly to the cyst and then covered with a bandage. Replace the bandage when it dries out or after approximately 12 hours, whichever occurs first.

For added benefits, you can create a more cohesive paste by mixing turmeric with French green clay or bentonite clay, both of which have their own healing properties. Combine equal parts turmeric and clay, and then add water to achieve the desired consistency. This mixture can then be applied to the cyst in the same manner as described above.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is a popular natural remedy known for its numerous health benefits, and some cysts may respond well to its application. Epsom salt's soothing properties make it an effective soaking agent for cysts, whether they're localized or widespread across the body.

For those dealing with multiple cysts, Epsom salt baths could provide relief. Simply add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and immerse yourself for around 20 minutes. This soothing routine can be repeated several times a week.

An Epsom salt compress can be particularly beneficial when targeting a specific, localized cyst. Create a solution by mixing 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt with 1 cup of water. Saturate a cloth in this mixture, then apply it directly to the cyst for about 20 minutes, repeating this process a few times each day. For enhanced effectiveness, consider covering the Epsom salt-drenched cloth with plastic wrap and placing a heating pad on top.

However, if you find that these natural remedies only offer temporary relief, or if you're experiencing multiple cysts or additional health issues, it's crucial to consider further strategies to promote overall wellness. By improving your general health, you might find that the cysts naturally decrease in size or even disappear altogether, never to return.

Essiac Tea

Essiac tea is a traditional herbal blend known for its broad therapeutic benefits. While it's often highlighted for its potential role in natural cancer treatment, it's also commonly used to assist the body in addressing less severe chronic conditions.

One of the key health benefits of Essiac tea is its purported ability to help the body eliminate growths, including cysts, and purify the blood. This detoxifying effect can enhance overall wellness and support the body's natural healing processes.

Vitamin Supplements

Even with a well-balanced diet, consuming all the necessary nutrients can be challenging due to factors like soil depletion and environmental pollutants, which may impact the body's ability to absorb and benefit from consumed foods optimally. In these instances, vitamin supplements can be an excellent addition to a health regimen, aiding in cyst management and other health concerns by equipping the body with what it needs to harness its natural healing abilities.

Certain vitamins have been identified as particularly beneficial in this regard. These include Vitamin C, known for its antioxidant properties, Vitamin A, crucial for maintaining healthy skin, Vitamin D, vital for immune function and cell growth, and the B Vitamins, responsible for maintaining overall body wellness. Zinc is a crucial mineral that bolsters the immune system and supports healing.

Incorporating these vitamin supplements into your diet can help to optimize your body's natural healing processes and potentially manage cyst development.


From topically applied treatments like Lugol's iodine solution and castor oil to beneficial ingestibles like vitamin supplements and Essiac tea, various natural remedies can potentially aid in managing cysts. Even though these remedies can relieve and stimulate the body's healing process, it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional before implementing any new treatment plan. Remember, your well-being is paramount, and tailoring a treatment approach to suit your needs is key to effective cyst management.

Do you have a natural remedy for cysts? Please send us some feedback! Continue reading to see how our readers have used natural remedies to heal their cysts!

Apple Cider Vinegar

2 User Reviews
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Posted by Gennie (NL, Canada) on 02/27/2021
5 out of 5 stars

My husband had a cyst on his back. It was red, painful, and hadn't erupted yet. Saw family doctor who referred us to a specialist. With COVID and Surgery pending, I was concerned. ( He has COPD).

I soaked some sterile cotton pads in ACV with the Mother. Placed it on his back and covered it with Plastic Wrap. Taped it in place. I did this twice a day until the cyst began oozing. Then it required more changes. A week plus later all evidence of cyst had disappeared. He was healed without surgery or scarring. I canceled his day surgery. I was asked and the appointment clerk was amazed.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Terry (Madison, Wi) on 02/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I had a myxiod cyst for 7-8 years on my toe. Had the doctor remove it twice - kept coming back. I saw an article on drinking 1 oz. (2 Tablespoons) of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every day for the cyst, so I did. After three weeks it was gone and never returned. Totally gone!! I don't have a clue why, but it works.

Baking Soda

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Jill (England) on 07/29/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I came on this site when I was told I had a cyst. I had never had one before but I instictively 'knew' how to treat it. I am a healer of sorts if you will. So I thought I would share. It started out as a small dot. I went ot the doctors who told me it was a cyst and nothing to worry about. But week on week it got bigger! I decided to treat it myself with Sodium Bicarbonate. Bicarbonate of soda! It is alkalike and 100% natural and can be used for many things. It is naturally alkaline and isn't patented for that very reason ( not owned by big pharma so they will not shout about all its health benefits as it doesn't make them any money! )

I won't bash on about the other health benefits of bicarb (though there are many) I will let you google that for yourself!

You can get premium grade bi carb from the chemist, but the stuff from the supermarket is the same , just lower grade. And its cheap!! I get mine from Boots, a tub for a quid. As bi carb is alkaline it balances the bodys natural PH, especially with all the acidic products we allow into our bodies, and gives us what we need. (again look into this for yourself).

Basically I mixed a teaspoon of bicarb with a smidge of water and made into a paste. I then used some savlon antiseptic cream (smidge on your finger to pick up/carry the bicarb paste) and pasted it/rubbed into the area.

This I did four times a day.

I also ingested a teaspoon of bi carb ( mixed with warm water) three times a day.

Within 24 hours it had shrunk. Within 72 it had all but gone!

A cyst is acid. Bi carb is alkaline. Dig??

I'm guessing apple cider vinegar works in the same way a lemon does on the body. Its acid but the body turns it to alkaline.

I hope this helps!


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Lynn (Canada) on 02/17/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I applied bloodroot paste to my cysts and it slowly works to create an eschar around the entire cyst, including the sac and then it falls off. I apply it directly to the cyst and put a bandage over it. I leave it on for a day and check on it, then reapply and bandage again. I keep reapplying for at least 4 days or so, or until I feel a lot of swelling. At that point there may be a bit of oozing from the cyst liquifying and pushing its way out from all the pressure of the swelling. It's optional to continue applying the salve depending on your comfort level and whether it stings too much. Eventually by about day 6 or 7 the cyst will fall out on its own, or with a little pulling with sterilized tweezers. It leaves a large crater at the site, but eventually this fills in completely and with almost no scarring. I am finding discolouration from the site, like any other scar, but the area is now flat and there is no indication of any part of the cyst left.

I did find one cyst on my neck wasn't completely removed, so I did a second treatment with the bloodroot salve after it healed completely. Sure enough, it found the area with any cyst material and surrounded it. That too fell out and I'm hoping I got all of it this time around.

Not only does this work great for deeply embedded cysts, my sister found it worked great for removing a mole on her arm. The exact same application was followed, although she may have had to leave it on a bit longer than I did for my cysts. By about a week and a half the mole just came off on its own with a little help with tweezers.

During the healing process I felt what was probably scar tissue, so I did try reapplying on my elbow but found no reaction. It left a bit of a chemical burn, but nothing major, just uncomfortable itching. I've also tried on other miscellaneous scar tissue/bumps and it didn't do anything but leave a slight stinging sensation and discolouration (that eventually disappeared.)

Chamomile Tea

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Sebaceous Cyst

Brew some chamomile tea and place a soaked cloth as hot as you can bear. Repeat during the day. In Europe this is an ancient remedy that works well.

All the best, Om

Clay Tablets

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Philippa (Surrey, BC, Canada) on 03/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have problems with cysts/ganglia developing on my wrists and finger joints. I usually have to have them removed surgically. This was a real problem as I had to limit activity and keep the surgery site dry for several weeks after each surgery - not to mention the pain.

I had started developing another cyst on my left wrist that was becoming big enough to be considered my parasitic twin. I was putting off having it looked at due to the pain, the surgery, the inconvenience, etc.

I had previously been taking Terramin Clay tablets (1 tablet per 50 lb. of weight) to help cleanse my system; but, had stopped for some unknown reason. I started taking the clay tablets again without realizing that they could help my cyst.

Over a period of several days, my cyst shrank and disappeared. I had no idea how it happened; but, was delighted nonetheless. Two days later I happened to stumble upon the Terramin site at a place that was explaining how the clay in the tablets was small enough to break through the blood/tissue barrier. These particles were so small they had the ability to enter the cyst, start cleansing it and eventually remove it.

I'm back on my clay and loving it!

Replied by Faye

I had a ganglion surgically removed in 1968. Very painful. Came back a month later. Went to another doctor who removed it with a needle 10.00 and 5 minutes, it was gone. Never came back.

Coconut Oil

2 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
4 star (1) 

Posted by Maria P. (Australia) on 06/10/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil for a Sebaceous Cyst

I dissolved a large sebaceous cyst on my scalp successfully by rubbing in some virgin coconut oil every night and pressing as I did so. I

had this idea from reading about the dissolving of acne in "Coconut Cures" by Bruce Fife N.D. 12 weeks later, it was reduced to a large flat dark scab which could be picked off leaving behind a teeny hole.

Replied by Gerri
(Auburn, Alabama)
4 out of 5 stars

Hi Maria,

I'm using coconut oil every night on my cyst and it has gotten flatter with a crust spot on top. Was it hard to get the crusty part off? Did you use anything different for that? Did your hair grow back after the cyst and crust were gone?

I am so anxious about this and praying mine continues to get flatter and flatter. Obviously it's a slow process since it took yours 12 weeks. Just need encouragement!!

Thank you,

Cream of Tartar

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 05/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I got a cyst after what could be referred to as a detox.. I think that the Lymph system might get overloaded, with the accumulated crap leaving the body, It was more a cyst, but Turmeric and Cream of tartar got rid of it.

I started off with just a teaspoon of Tumeric, then added a teaspoon of cream of tartar to it, poured in some milk, gave it a stir and drunk it all down. Then as it improved I just used Cream of tartar.

The Cream of tartar seemed to kick start the healing, not the Turmeric. The sting came out of it about the second dose. I used it internaly. I got through about packet of Cream of tartar from the baking isle of the supermarket. I'm sure the boil/whitlow its something to do with the general cleaning up of the body, with the natural cleansers ive been taking. Ive only had one like that before.

Cysts and MRSA

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Posted by Karen (Georgia) on 10/02/2016
0 out of 5 stars


To all of you looking for cyst remedies: I would be very careful! I had a "cyst" that was lanced at the ER and later diagnosed as staph at the ER, lanced, drained and packed. Finally wound up at the surgeon's office. It was MRSA and resistant to ALL but two antibiotics. It still never totally went away and required surgery. MRSA is VERY serious and can even be deadly.

Please if you are ever in serious pain or these self diagnosed "cysts" are growing rapidly, consult a physician IMMEDIATELY and get tested for MRSA. This can also be very contagious if the skin is broken and it is MRSA.

Replied by Clare

I can't help but wonder if the MRSA had nothing to do with the cyst, but everything to do with the ER itself. I have been in many doctors' offices, ERs, hospitals, that are not all that clean, and staph is very prevalent. That's probably how you got MRSA..... Just saying.

Dietary Changes

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Mary (Tomball, Tx) on 10/10/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Going on 6 months now GMO free only eat whole foods that are organic, my itching skin went away, I lost 25 lbs I feel 20 years younger, all the pesticides in our food is making us sick. I had back aches all the time with these 2 cyst in my lower back, back pain is gone and the cyst is way smaller, started on Diatomaceous Earth to see if it would help and so far I see that it is making my real thick and ugly toenails shrink back to normal. You need to get off white sugar and white flour they are fulled with pesticides only eat sugar cane sugar which is found mostly in organic foods. 80% of the food in the grocery store is poison to our body, but look for the Non gmo list on the internet and start getting your health back.

DMSO, Colloidal Silver, Turpentine

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc ) on 05/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have used a few methods of dealing with surface cysts and below skin cysts. I say cysts; but I "lump" fatty tumors; cysts of mass as well as fluid in a single group.

I first want to make sure the cyst is not caused by infection or accompanied by infection. So I place on the site a poultice of colloidal silver mixed with DMSO. I let that sit for fifteen minutes on the surface.

I have also used a charcoal poultice and a turpentine poultice. I mix the turpentine with DMSO and colloidal silver. The turpentine is caustic so I don't put too much on skin for too long.

I've used Healing Clay. Not as a poultice. I just put a half spoonful of the clay with colloidal silver and then place the "goo" onto the site. I let dry.

All the above I repeat many times.

JUST in the past three days I found a number of "nodules" on my chest wall. They were sore and the size of a pencil eraser. I used the colloidal silver and turpentine plus DMSO on day one. Day two I used colloidal silver with tea tree oil and DMSO as a poultice and then did a colloidal silver with turpentine and DMSO poultice. The nodules covered an area about the size of three by four inches.

In only two days the sensitivity is down by 80 percent and the size of the five or six nodules is reduced by over half. I theorize I had an infection perhaps in my lymph glands. I will continue this poultice application for a month.

DMSO, Lugol's Iodine

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Colleen (Wisconsin) on 12/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a sebaceous cyst in my groin area for years that was pretty small, not really visible, but if you felt around for it, was always there. I had one bout with a cyst in this spot as a teen; it appeared suddenly, got quite big within a few days, and drained on its own. Painful but over with quickly and no recurrence until I was in my 30s. This time it was a bit bigger but never irritated and sadly never threatening to burst or progress at all. So I finally decided to see if I could make it go.

I started with castor oil, which did seem to shrink it a little, but after several days seemed to stop having any further effect. I next tried ichthammol salve, which smelled god-awful to me, but if it made this thing come to a head and be over with, was worth enduring for a few weeks. After several days of keeping it coated, not much was happening so I started taking warm epsom salt baths while continuing with the ichthammol.This did make it slowly start to grow in size, soften up, get irritated, and kind of come to a head. It was not totally effective though. I think the warm baths may have had as much to do with it progressing as the ichthammol, not sure.

But regardless, although this protocol did bring it to a head (I could see a white dot forming) when I went to express it, maybe only a third of the material (white stuff) came out. Huge disappointment. I considered going back to the ichthammol again, but I was starting to suspect that a true boil might be better treated with that stuff. My cyst was perhaps too old and dry to be coaxed out.

I decided to totally switch to another remedy I'd seen hinted at: Lugol's iodine. I've had really good success with other ailments by increasing iodine in my diet (eating dulse flakes) in the last few years, and I know I've been deficient of this essential element in the past. I'd also read that mixing Lugol's with DMSO (50/50) would do a better job of getting it to absorb at the site. I had both ingredients on hand though I'd never used the DMSO before.

Mixed up a few ounces in a small glass container and applied it twice a day for about a week. (I used Crow's 5% iodine and pharmaceutical grade DMSO--both purchased on Amazon.) Right away I could feel something happening, a tingling. Within a day or two, the cyst, which as I mentioned had become larger and inflamed and only partially drained, was much smaller and starting to dry up. It was probably less than ten days before it was entirely healed over.

What really surprised me was that it was completely flat at that point--no sign of a bump--for the first time in maybe ten years. It's now been about three weeks. I stopped applying the iodine/DMSO once it was healed and flat and it so far has not come back at all. If it does, I won't be going back to the ichthammol again. I'll just try the iodine/DMSO.

One tip: I used a Q-tip to apply the solution directly on the cyst and would "paint" it thoroughly for about a minute to get as much of the stuff to absorb as possible. Because of where this thing was, I didn't bother to try to get a band-aid to stay in place and just used panty liners to keep my underwear clean. Once absorbed it didn't seem to be very wet or getting all over the place, so this was more of a precaution than a necessity, but keep in mind iodine does stain clothing. Also, iodine will spread all the way up the Q-tip, which seems to waste it. I wanted to saturate just the end, so I eventually figured out that dropping oil (I used castor oil) onto the part of the cotton about halfway down from the very tip would block the iodine solution from "running, " if that makes sense.

Definitely try this if you have a stubborn old sebaceous cyst. Hopefully you can avoid the attempts to poke at it and get it to come to a head--it really is possible to get even an old cyst to absorb and clear out with your body's help if you use iodine. Good luck!

Eliminate Gluten

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Gorettia (Lena, Louisiana) on 02/27/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Just want to help anyone suffering from chronic painful cysts... Gluten intolerance may be your problem. It was mine. After YEARS of fighting a loosing battle, my bloodwork came back positive for celiac (over the limit anitbodies showed up). I had to give up soy, dairy, sugar, gluten, wheat, yeast, and most starchy foods like white potatoes, corn and beans... But I thoroughly enjoy healthy eating... Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, sweet potatoes, lean ground beef, salmon, turkey and a few other foods. For years dermatologist told me diet had nothing to do with it... But I am now convinced diet has everything to do with it ... Plus getting your stomach in good working order. Pantothenic acid (b5) in 500 mg per day and acidipholus and digestive enzymes are a must in my daily regimin.

Just hope I can help someone else with this advice... Give up the junk food and gluten and see if it helps. God revealed to me what I needed to do... So I give him all the praise and glory for my progress. Believe it or not, I now actually like the taste of FOOD without all the sauces, toppings and added "stuff" we destroy it with. Blessings!!!


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Posted by BlindedbyScience (Candler, NC) on 07/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had a full 1cm fatty cyst on my knee. One day I just noticed it so I was pretty surprised. I've had it for about 3 mos. After reading a review for garlic on here, I wanted to try it. I smashed a garlic in a press. I took a piece that was still left in the press, the smashed part and taped it to my cyst with a bandaid. I did not cover the whole cyst but close.

After 15 mins I noticed it was burning so I left it on for about 1 hr and a half. It was reddened when I took it off. The next day I had a burn mark where the garlic was and the cyst was flattened where the mark was. So awesome. I taped a tiny piece of garlic with scotch tape for a couple hrs to a part that was still left but I didn't feel it burning.

Anyway I went to work. This morning it is almost completely flat. I will probably let it go a couple of days before I decide if I need another treatment. I am completely thrilled! That didn't cost a thing. My initial treatment was 4 days ago so I still have the burn mark and expect that to take a while to go away (like any burn mark) but totally worth it!

Replied by Katherine

If it is definitely a cyst, paint it with iodine…Drug store kind is fine. Do it for several days and it will be gone! Dr David Brownstein says that all cysts are caused by low iodine.


I've got large, 2" fatty (Baker's) cyst behind my knee. I think, maybe, that this thread applies, because I did the skin test - painting iodine tincture on the skin - 24 hour check. My patch disappeared completely in less than 6 hours. We'll see. Just got my Lugol's in the mail yesterday, and took first dose this morning. Don't remember how long it takes to see a difference in my energy levels.


What kind of iodine did you use?

painting iodine tincture on the skin - 24 hour check. My patch disappeared completely in less than 6 hours


Over the counter (OTC) iodine tincture used for scrapes, etc.

Replied by Aja

Thank you, that is interesting. I have a small cyst in one nostril and another small one in the corner of upper eyelid. It doesn't bother me, and it is barely noticeable. Looking at all the remedies, there is nothing that would be suitable for the eye. I much prefer to improve diet, or address deficiencies, so this looks as though it's the ticket! I'm off grains, gluten sensitivity is a problem and sometimes cross reactivity with non gluten grains. Easier to go without, rather than have dermatitis outbreaks.

Replied by Lou
0 out of 5 stars

Hi there, I tried garlic crushed over a little cyst in my cheekbone, as it was suggested here. I placed it with a gauze as a paste and on top of the cyst. It started burning a lot by I kept it overnight and slept with it. I woke up in the morning and it left me a terrible burn mark that was dark and somehow purplish. The cyst was a little flatter but I am left with this mark🙁 do you have any suggestion what to do for the mark and burning sensation also continues the day after. Please help. I do not want a scar or a mark forever. It is on my face under the eye 🙁

(somewhere, europe)

Lou, try applying coconut oil.

Posted by Nicole (Montreal) on 09/09/2016
5 out of 5 stars


I had a cyst on my forehead, for the last 4 years, the size of a green pea.

Last night (2016/09/09) at 2:30AM, I crushed a clove of garlic and applied it on my cyst and around it. I held the crushed garlic in place with scotch tape. It burned quite a bit for half an hour. I went to bed with the garlic and scotch tape in place.

7 hours later, I woke up and looked at my forehead. Under the scotch tape, the crushed garlic had turned green overnight.

I removed the scotch tape and garlic.

To my great surprise, the cyst had COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. A small puncture mark was left, probably due to where the liquid was drawn out by the garlic.

Also redness of the skin; better than that cyst that reminds you of witches.

I am on a waiting list to get a family doctor. I should be waiting another 4 years to get one.

That is the reason I tried the garlic treatment and it WORKS.


Replied by Cfitz

Oh my goodness! Four years until you can see a doctor? Take care of yourself.

Replied by Cfitz

Just noticed the date of your post. Hope all went well these last four years. I am going to try the garlic on the Baker's cyst behind my knee.

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