I have had a small cyst on my chest for years that became painfully infected. I put turmeric powder directly on it for a few days but when it started to drain the powder would stick and tear away skin too. So I mixed the turmeric with coconut oil and applied under a bandage twice a day. It took about 5 weeks altogether but it cured the infection really well. The cyst is about half the size it was before the infection.
Thank you very much for posting this amazing method! I have a small cyst on my head the size of a pea that seems to be growing. I'll try your method ASAP, rather than the black salve that I was going to try.
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!
I have been battling old root canal sockets that have infected my jaws [and made me systemically ill] for three years now...
Ideas to try:
1. Diatomaceous earth, food grade only. This stuff is great for bones because its high in silica. Start slow, like a half tsp a day as it's a strong detoxifier. Work up to at least a tablespoon a day. This is also a new remedy for cancer and arthritis, among other things.
2. L-lysine and vitamin C. Make buffered vit. C by adding 1 tsp powdered C to water then add 1/2 tsp. Baking soda. Let fizz. This equals 5,000 mgs. of C.
3. The antibiotic Keflex. It's been a real chore for me trying to get this because my infection doesn't show up on xrays. All I ask for is low dose 500 mgs. a day...
4. Lugol's Iodine. Work up to the tablet dose using drops of the liquid then take tablets.[Iodoral tablets] Iodine also detoxes, so go slow.
5. You can also try Lugol's mixed with DMSO and apply topically. This can permanently stain so be careful around important objects... use an old towel to catch drips...
6. Food grade hydrogen peroxide drops. (3%) WORK YOUR WAY UP TO 25 DROPS THREE TIMES A DAY. 2 HRS AFTER YOU EAT OR ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU EAT. [Sorry about the caps] ...OR... 1/4 to 1/2 cup 35% hydrogen peroxide [Please be careful with this stuff, use gloves] in your bath. Or a couple bottles of 3% if that is all you've got...
7. Brush your teeth with a water solution of sea salt, baking soda, msm, diatomaceous earth or any combination you've got. Let sit and absorb into the mucosa of your mouth... This will help kill germs...
8. Vit D and CoQ10. COQ10 is great for gums so include this too. I use the type that ends in "one".
Hopes this helps someone...
DMSO, Colloidal Silver, Turpentine
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.
In June 2012, a local Maxillofacial Surgeon discovered that (based on Biopsy report) my right Mandible is affected with Keratosis Cyst and at least 1 and half inch area of the mandible is almost damaged. One of the senior Surgeon of Bangladesh wanted to remove the entire mandible and replace the last bone of Thoracic cage over there. But my general physician asked me to avoid this type of surgery in Bangladesh. He said, our doctors are not fully capable to do this. And, since it was not cancerous, he opined that no need to remove the entire mandible.
However, another Surgeon (he is also Professor and Brigadier General) removed the affected part of the mandible following scraping method. Surgery procedure was done twice with 6 months interval to remove the affected part of the mandible. First time, duration of the surgery was 3 and half hours. Second time (newly grown bone with light cyst) was scrapped again and period of the surgery was 1 and half hour. After the second surgery I met with a very senior surgeon in Bangkok General Hospital, a renowned hospital in South and Southeast Asia. He said surgery was done well, but new Cyst may grow again in same area.
Recent CT scan revealed a black spot (shade is very light with small area) inside the newly grown bone. Doctor suggested me to wait more 2 months. After 2 months again I have to do CT scan. If the said black spot is increased and deeper, it would have been treated new cyst in same area.
In this context, is it possible to remove that black spot (soft tissue with or without CYST) from mandible following any natural way?
HI U NEIL, , , , , , , , are you aware that your fresh urine is sterile? If not, then post less and read more.
Whatever you do, do not mislead people about a subject you have not researched. The facts about urine therapy are scientifically researched and available in Martha Christi's book "Your own Best Medicine". There are spiritual texts in India, thousands of years old that attest to its efficacy, too. Moreover, Urine Therapy is practiced the world over.
Your claim has nothing to stand on. In fact a recent poster forwarded the entire book by the famous Mr. Armstrong which is proof and not based on opinion, available to everyone. It takes research, so please abstain from mere opinion.
Someone here recommended using their own urine on a cyst on this forum. It may sound attractive to some of you because of its new-age/ayurvedic connotations but it really is non-nonsensical. Urine contains much bacteria and bacterial infection is on the the main complications with sebaceous cysts. You might as well smear it with garden compost!!
Whatever you do, don't put urine on a cyst.
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.
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.
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.
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~
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.
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
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.)
Thanks everyone. I tried all of the remedies and then some. When my skin got so sore and it hadn't popped yet, after about a week, I put on some Vitamin E overnight. The next morning it popped though still had lots of hard areas around it. In the following days, whenever I was home I either used hot water soaks, vitamin E or Castor Oil and a heating pad. For the work day, I tried to dry it with calamine and witch hazel mixture covered by a gauze. I seem to need to massage the hard parts after I heat the area and kind of push toward the head to get all of the puss out. I've been doing this for over a week now, but I think it's almost flat. Did not get the core out though. Also, about a week ago, I went to the dr for antibiotics because it was so infected. I think that is one reason it didn't get too much bigger and I felt better mentally because I've had ones that just kept growing and they are so painful. This is definitely a time committment, but at least it's not surgery.
Salt Crystal Deodorant
Remedy for Sebaceous Cyst - salt crystal deodorant
My latest sebaceous cyst, right in the middle of my back over my spine, went away in a week with a combination of 1 initial treatment of a triple antibiotic ointment (readily available OTC) and then regular daily or semi-daily applications of the salt deodorant product I use for my underarms, the natural one in crystal form. It worked great. I got my wife or daughter to apply the crystal salt deodorant product right after a hot shower when my pores were open and my back was still wet. After only 4-5 uses of the salt stone, the cyst is all but gone. I can only credit intuition for the idea to use the crystal stone.
As has been said, in the past I also tried to poke and drain them (with help because they always occur on my back) but they are very hard, very painful, and do not lend to draining. Nothing like a pus filled boil or an infection that becomes numb over time, like a cuticle. A sebaceous cyst can be large, sensitive and very painful to touch, never mind to stab and squeeze! My wife loves to stab and squeeze the things, but I guess there's some repressed anger there. It hurts like hell and does almost no good.
I have had a hard time with sebaceous cysts. My first one, about 12 years ago, was a mystery to me. I thought it was a spider bite or something, and I ended up in the ER, getting VERY painful anesthesia injections (yeah, anesthesia, go figure! ) and then a painless (due to the anesthesia) lancing and cleaning of the cyst. Of course the ensuing charges were far from painless.
Since then I have had at least 2 more. Usually they happen if I don't shower every day, and honestly, I don't always. Another contributing factor, which I found out the hard way, is using a wash cloth in the shower without soap. If I drag a wet wash cloth over my back without using soap (let's say I'm in a hurry and I only soap wash my face, crotch and pits) the bacteria or whatever that grows in the humid bathroom environment is almost sure to get into my skin and I end up with a cyst.
20 years ago I had a cyst on my back when one day it started to hurt so I went to a Dr and he said to put a warm wash cloth and see another Doc. The wash cloth made the thing hurt like hell, and when I saw the next guy he cut and squeezed for a solid minute or 2 that hurt alot. This cyst is back to the size of a golf ball, My friend gave me oregano oil 3 weeks ago and the cyst is half the size and I believe it may be gone in a month. I apply it 3 to 4 times a day and it makes the cyst burn and feel infected for 30 minutes but then the pain and redness goes away.
Hi Snehanshu... Ted from Bangkok advises using a topical mixture to be applied to the lipoma consisting of DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide), clove oil and castor oil in the following mix:
Castor Oil 25%
Clove Oil 5%
Ted also advises treating with supplements like bromelain (a protein digesting enzyme which acts to digest and remove the cyst), Vitamin B3 as niacinamide and L-Lysine. Dosages etc are shown in this link:
Stay away from dairy foods like milk, yoghurt, cheeses etc because excess calcium in the diet actually promotes cyst formation. Take regular daily dosages of Kelp seaweed as well if you can -- this contains iodine which also has anti-cyst activity.
Supplementing Black Seed Oil (Latin: Nigella sativa) for cancers and cysts is also useful. You should have no trouble finding Black Seed Oil -- called Kalaumji in Hindi/Urdu - where you live in India. But be sure and get the organic pressed black seed oil. I have been taking a tablespoon of black seed oil with food every day which has successfully reduced and flattened a small sebhorreic cyst on the back of my neck.
From all the research, it also appears that black seed is capable of healing allergy problems -- in other words black seed acts to heal the intestines thus preventing foreign protein bodies leaking from a damaged intestines into the blood -- creating allergies.
Traditional Herbs used to treat cysts include burdock, mullein, yarrow, vitex, dandelion, black cohosh, St. John's wort, red raspberry, nettles and Siberian ginseng. Chinese herbs include astragalus, ginger, dong quai, cinnamon, rehmannia root, and scrophularia root
Cream of Tartar
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.