Natural Remedies for Perianal Abscess

May 24, 2017

Perianal Abscess Natural Remedies

Perianal abscesses are painful and potentially dangerous. Natural remedies for perianal abscesses include turmeric, vitamin C, honey and sitz baths.

Surgery is sometimes performed to drain abscesses. Unfortunately, surgery can be expensive, inconvenient and even lead to incontinence. Natural remedies can relieve abscesses when they are used diligently.

If, when you are self-treating your perianal abscess, you notice fever, increased pain and redness or red streaks radiating from the abscess, you should seek medical attention. Abscesses can be dangerous and lead to sepsis, which is a life threatening blood infection.

Turmeric

Turmeric can be used internally and topically for a perianal abscess. Turmeric is a natural antibiotic and natural anti-inflammatory.

Internal Use

Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric to honey, yogurt, or milk and consume 4 times a day. Or if you have quality turmeric capsules, you can take 2 of these 4 times a day instead. Turmeric may be constipating to some, which will not be helpful for an abscess! Be sure to consume plenty of water in your diet.

Topical Use

Turmeric can be mixed with water to make a paste to apply to the abscess. Rinse and reapply every 6-12 hours. You can mix it with honey instead of water as honey is also helpful for an abscess.

Vitamin C

An abscess is an infection. Vitamin C will support your immune system and help fight infection. It is also necessary for wound healing. Sodium ascorbate is easy on the system. You may be able to tolerate 1,000 mg four times a day. If your begin to get diarrhea, cut back the amount.

Honey

Honey is wonderful for infected wounds. It is a natural antibacterial agent and helps wounds to heal. Look for raw honey. Manuka honey or honey from a farmer’s market would be among the best choices for honey to heal your abscess.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay can draw out infection. Mix bentonite clay with water to make a paste that you can apply to the wound. Rinse the clay and reapply every 12 hours.

Dressing a Perianal Abscess

A perianal abscess is not in the most convenient place for easy wound dressing. After you apply the healing agent of your choice, you can use a clean sanitary pad attached to your undergarments to keep the healing agents or any drainage from the abscess from soiling your clothing.

Keeping the Wound Clean

It is important to keep the abscess clean lest you end up with further infection. Sitz baths can be used. Add ½ cup Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for 10 minutes a couple of times a day.

A peri bottle (typically used by women following childbirth) can be used to keep the area clean after a bowel movement. Use fresh warm water and a couple of drops of tea tree essential oil in the peri bottle to squirt water onto the perineum after each bowel movement.

Dietary Changes

Providing your body with quality nutrients will maximize the healing of your body. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods and sugars. Sugar especially will work against the healing of your body as it depresses the immune system. A good diet with plenty of fresh water will also help your bowels to move freely. Constipation will only add insult to injury for your abscess.

Do you have a natural remedy for a perianal abscess? Please send us some feedback! Continue reading to learn what remedies our readers used for a perianal abscess.



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Posted by Cindy (Sanbornville, Nh) on 10/29/2012
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Hi. I just found this site. Terrific! I've been looking for a place to tell my story. About 1.5 years ago I had a (very, very painful) fistula. I went to the doctor, then to the surgeon. Everyone recommended - no insisted - surgery was the only answer. But using a combo of witch hazel (poured on the toilet paper) for "cleaning" and unrefined coconut oil for "lubing", the thing went away. It stopped bothering me pretty quick after the abscess broke, but it wasn't until I went back for my annual physical the following year I got confirmation it was gone.

Jennifer from Sunrise, FL said witch hazel and coconut oil. And I agreed with everything else she suggested: sitz baths, elevating feet for bowl movements, fiber, etc. Vit. E is also great.

IMO - you must eat fiber! I "make" black beans every few days by pouring boiling water into a thermos with 1/4 cup of dry beans. (Goodwill often has them cheap. ) It takes a good few hours and sometimes you need to dump water out and refill with more boiling water. Depends on amount of beans, size of thermos, and how good the thermos is. Experiment. If not done, just wait or add new water. Anyway. Very inexpensive and healthy. No waste as I only make enough for two days (and I don't eat them everyday - some days I eat a Kale mixture. ) I mix them with a little spag sauce and some spices and occasionally cheese - pretty tasty. I only eat a quarter cup of beans, so it's not a big amount. If I am not in the mood, I still eat it -like medicine.

With fistulas - until they go in to do the surgery, they can't be 100% sure it's a fistula. So, of course, I was "misdiagnosed". But that's my story. I guess both can be in different areas - maybe harder to treat areas. Good luck with your healing!


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Posted by Lisa (New Zealand) on 01/01/2007
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Epsom salts, homeopathic hepar sulph 30c, hot baths , hot compresses and toning. Combination sorted out a huge and exceptionally painful abscess on my butt near my bumhole.


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Posted by Kasra (Tehran, Iran) on 12/26/2011
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I had a perianal abscess, I went to doctor and he prescribed me cephalexin 500 every 6 hours and I tried it for one week, the pain subsided but the abscess got the same size as it had, when I first tried turmeric I was worried about surgery and honestly I didn't think that it would help me with this abscess but miraculously the abscess got smaller day by day and after one week it gone totally.

Thank you earth clinic for this wonderful web site and everyone else for sharing such a great priceless experiences.