Natural Remedies for Cysts

Oregano Oil
Posted by William (Chandler, Az) on 05/19/2013
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 09/30/2015

Dear Carmel,

Castor Oil has helped many with cysts over the years. Perhaps it would help your (possible) torval cyst.

For this type of thing, we would put castor oil on a flannel or wool cloth and cover the cyst. Cover the cloth with plastic. Apply a heating pad to keep the area warm. You can leave the castor oil on all night. (But don't use a heating pad while sleeping.)

If you want to try oregano oil, you need to dilute it with another oil. (Coconut oil, or even more castor oil.) 25% oregano oil and 75% other oil.)

You could use the oregano oil blend in the morning and the castor oil in the evening.

I have also seen Frankincense Oil cure cysts in a short amount of time. I have used it undiluted on the skin over a cyst, but test a small area first or dilute at least 1/2 1/2 with another.

Let us know how it goes! I am hopeful that you can avoid surgery!

~Mama to Many~


Vitamin E
Posted by Carolyn (Pittsburgh, PA) on 01/29/2008
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After finding a lump in my breast, rushing to a doctor, I was told that I needed to find a surgeon, before a scan was even taken. After the scan, I was informed that it was merely a cyst and I could either have it aspirated with a needle, or just leave it, as it would cause no harm. I left it alone, and remembered being told that vitamin E can cause cysts to go away. It worked and when the cyst came back a year later, I went straight to the vitamin E bottle, and next doctor appointment, there was no signs of the cyst.I take it continually now. I am currently taking vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 1000 IU, but if I recall, I was taking 400 IU when my cyst dissolved


Iodine
Posted by Nothy (Hamilton, Ontario) on 09/26/2021
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All of my sebaceous cysts (diagnosed via ultrasound as 8 mm in size) seems to be completely gone. I am cautiously optimistic that it is gone for good, but I will keep an eye on it for a few weeks. I am not doing the iodine on it since it is no longer there. It has taken about 6 weeks of nearly daily application to the cyst. At times, the cyst would burst but generally, it seemed to shrink.

I would clean it with antiseptic and cover it when it burst. I also found that the skin on the cyst seemed to be rougher at times, and then would peel off with time. The iodine would irritate my skin, mostly making it red and when it got to be too much I would stop for a day or two. Also applying the iodine would at times make it itchy or cause it to sting and then at other times, would have no effect at all. I am going to keep taking the Kelp tablets for another two weeks (one tablet every three days). I used Nature's Way 600 mg of Kelp for this.


Potassium
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 01/26/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I love castor oil. I read that cysts and tumors can be caused by low potassium levels.


Kelp
Posted by Katherine (California ) on 01/06/2022

Dr David Brownstein said that ALL cysts are caused by iodine deficiency! That is why the kelp worked. All glands need iodine, including the prostate!


Turmeric and Coconut Oil
Posted by E. (Indianapolis, In) on 09/14/2015
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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.


DMSO, Colloidal Silver, Turpentine
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc ) on 05/05/2015
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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.


Salt Crystal Deodorant
Posted by Littlegoslings (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, Usa) on 07/10/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Vitamin E
Posted by Iris (Chicago, Il) on 01/19/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Rob (Stamford, CT) on 08/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had a keloid cyst on my thumb at the base of the nail, about the size of a split pea. I put a few drops of Tea Tree oil on and kept it covered with a bandaid for a day (to keep the oil in place). Nothing happened for many weeks, but then it started flaking off gradually.


Silver Gel, Turmeric, Garlic
Posted by CW (Asheville, NC) on 06/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I've had sebaceous cysts all my life. Of late, I got one that came to the surface, burst, and got infected. It was awful, and after 6 weeks of not healing with antibiotic cream it was time to try something new.

So I did this:

I cleaned the wound again with peroxide. I then did one round of moxibustion on it. I used drawing salve for one day to get some of the deep infection out. I then began to put a bandaid with silver gel, turmeric, and a thin slice of fresh cut garlic on it twice a day as well as taking garlic and turmeric internally in gelcaps. It is now 50% healed in only 3 days. Amazing.


Iodine
Posted by Nothy (Ontario) on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 stars

update - January 2022

The cyst is really all but completely gone. I forgot all about it and then noticed a small bump a week ago. I squeezed and have been taking kelp again almost daily. I am also putting iodine on it. Hopefully this is the last of it.


Kelp
Posted by Carmen K (Ga) on 01/17/2018

Kelp supplies iodine which someone above mentioned, could be caused by iodine deficiencies


Kelp
Posted by Betty (CA) on 01/06/2022

I take kelp every day in supplement form.

Recently did a detox per Dr. Hulda Clark protocol and developed a cyst on my back. I was surprised. Never had a cyst in my life until the detox. I used 10% Iodine solution 5-6 times per day on it. The cyst is now flat after 2 1/2 weeks and not inflamed with infection/bacteria/whatever was in it. I am still using the iodine on it. It takes a bit to get rid of it.


Keratosis Cyst
Posted by Deb (Treasure Island, Florida) on 07/24/2021

I wonder about the lysine because that fights viruses and arginine fights infections. I am not an expert but just a thought.


Keratosis Cyst
Posted by Steven (TX) on 07/23/2021

Success with a jaw infection from a root canal that led to a broken tooth, using infrared heat lamp. It was mentioned somewhere, maybe here, how it breaks through a surface membrane the infection hides behind. I used this one with timer for 15 min session, much improved overnight, gone after the next day. About $60 from Walmart online, worth it considering the alternatives.

Beurer Infrared Light Therapy, IL50 | Heating Lamp, Red Light Heat Device (Portable), Near IR Cold Laser


Urine
Posted by Sandhya (Maui, Hi.) on 10/31/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Herbs
Posted by Selvi (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 09/18/2012
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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
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 05/12/2012
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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.


Turmeric
Posted by Leah (Toronto) on 06/01/2011
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I have a sebacious cyst on my back and tried a crushed garlic clove on it but it stung and burned my skin (I have sensitive skin). I'm now using a turmeric paste which is slowly but surely flattening the cyst.


Vicks Vapor Rub
Posted by Alice (San Francisco, California) on 11/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Following (necessary) abdominal surgery five years ago, I developed a deep cyst (began 1/2 inch under the skin) at the incision site -- on a whim put Vick's on it for 3 days and the contents moved up through the tissue. 3-4 days later it came to a head (was a real medical event!) Cleaned repeatedly with alcohol, never recurred.

5-6 days ago I found a small lump in my breast, at about an inch under the surface. Hit the Vicks again and after a day and a half it started moving up, came up to various ducts at the surface -- completely gone where I had felt a solid lump. Then no movement for a couple days, a little uncomfortable. Put organic progesterone cream on it and it appears to be gradually working but I'll try some other things to move it along, thanks to this site.

Really I think it is a disgrace that this kind of quick no-harm preliminary tactic is not widely known and medically advised. I understand dog breeders are using Vick's on cysts -- why in the world don't we hear about it??!


Vitamin E
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 10/30/2014

Dear Orange,

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

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

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

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

~Mama to Many~


Vitamin E
Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 10/30/2014 31 posts

Hi Orange, when I get cysts I treat them from the inside and the outside. They come from the inside, but they make it to the outside so I find they need be be tackled from both sides. On the outside I use zinc oxide ointment, several applications a day as needed. Slather it on and cover with a band-aid if need be, depends on the location. You can also put a panty-liner in your clothes for the area. For the inside I take probiotics before bed and turmeric with meals. That's what works for me.


Garlic
Posted by Cfitz (Georgia) on 07/31/2021

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.


Garlic
Posted by peter (chicago) on 08/01/2021

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


Garlic
Posted by CFitz (Georgia) on 08/03/2021

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


Kelp
Posted by Judy (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/08/2016

Approximately how much kelp did you take?


Garlic
Posted by Cfitz (Georgia) on 07/31/2021

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


Garlic
Posted by Cfitz (Georgia) on 07/31/2021

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.


Keratosis Cyst
Posted by Rezaul (Bangladesh) on 03/26/2015

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?

Urine
Posted by Neil (Uk) on 02/22/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

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.

Bloodroot
Posted by Maria (MA) on 05/31/2021

Can you please share what brand you used of bloodroot and how you made the paste? I'd like to try on a cyst. Thank you.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Carmel (England) on 09/30/2015

Please tel me more about this cyst and how you applied and used this method to cure it. I have a cyst lower middle back which is soft and spongy and tender - think it is full of fluid - but well beneath - and giving me pain elsewhere. Think it may be torval cyst. The doctors either operate on it , which is very tricky, or say they cannot help.



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