Cysts

How to Get Rid of Cysts

Is there any scarier feeling than finding a mysterious lump on your body? Remaining calm is an important first step. If you feel like you have a cyst, don’t panic: it is possible to get rid of a cyst if you follow the correct steps. Cysts are closed capsules containing some sort of liquid or gaseous material. They affect almost any part of the body, and vary in size.

Remember that large cysts are usually best left for the professionals. If you have a large cyst, or don’t feel comfortable treating a cyst of any size by yourself, please contact your doctor. In the meantime, follow these steps to find some relief:

1. Tea Tree Oil.

Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, tea tree oil useful in treating a cyst. You can find tea tree oil in your neighborhood drug store, or a health food store. Apply the tea tree oil directly on the cyst. It will add a protective layer to it and will fight any possible infection by killing off any bad bacteria.

2. Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera has natural pain relieving and healing properties. It has a cooling effect when applied, because it is a natural remedy for many skin irritations. As well as applying it directly, you can also drink Aloe Vera juice to remove impurities, and refresh and cool your body.

Aloe Vera is available at most pharmacies and health food stores.

3. Castor Oil.

Castor oil, also available from your pharmacy, has been known to be effective in both healing and relieving any itch. Just apply it directly to the cyst and follow with a hot compress. The heat will help to shrink the cyst. Leave it on for an hour. Repeat as often as you like for faster results. If your cyst happens to be on your face, this is a good method to use.

4. Witch Hazel.

Witch hazel has natural astringent properties that are soothing and will help to heal and tighten pores. Native Americans have long recognized its healing properties.

Witch hazel comes in liquid, gel or cream form and you just have to apply a very small amount onto the cyst.

Let the witch hazel soak into the cyst. After a few days of continued applications, your cyst will begin to shrink. Witch hazel has a wide variety of uses, from soothing varicose veins to speeding the healing of cuts and bruises, so it will be a very welcome addition to your home medicine cabinet.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is available from your grocery store or health food store, and is useful in drawing any pus out of your cyst, should it become infected.

Apply some vinegar to the cysts and cover it with a bandage. After three or four days, there will be a hard layer on your cyst. If you remove this layer, the pus will ooze out.

Clean the pus and apply a new bandage over it. In a few days you should have new skin growth! Apple cider vinegar has a ton of other health benefits from curing tummy troubles to soothing a sore throat, so you won’t regret adding this item to your pantry.

6. Hot Compress.

You can use a hot compress to speed up the draining of the pus from your cyst, and can be soothing. Not too hot though, or you’ll cause more infectious bacteria to form. This can be in the form of a clean washcloth or towel soaked in warm water, wrung out and repeated every 20 minutes or so.

7. Turmeric.

Turmeric is an alternative remedy for curing cysts. It will also improve digestion and purify your blood if you take a half of a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with a cup of warmed milk. It’s advisable to repeat this over at least 10 days to experience any results.

You may be familiar with turmeric as the main spice in curry, but the root of turmeric is used widely in everything from arthritis, heartburn, and stomach pain to colds and headaches. Your home medicine chest should not be without it.

8. Honey.

Honey has been used since ancient times in wound care, so you know it’s a good idea! Make a paste by combining wheatgrass and honey in a blender. Apply this paste directly on the cyst and cover it with a clean cloth before you go to bed.

If you can’t find any wheat grass in the health food section of your grocery store, you can blend a banana with some honey and apply it to the cyst. You will see an improvement the following day.

9. Epsom Salt.

Epsom salt can prevent almost any infection. Fill your tub with warm water and add a cup full of Epsom salt. Enjoy a nice comforting soak that will help cure cysts. Soak for at least 20 minutes to get the full benefit. It will definitely be very enjoyable and relaxing and a nice break from a busy day.

Epsom salts have many uses around the house and garden, so is a wise investment for your household supplies.

10. Anti-fungal cream.

Applying an anti-fungal cream and covering it with a bandage can cure a painful cyst. Anti-fungal creams and ointments are readily available at your local pharmacy.

11. Have it drained.

Cysts are usually harmless but not always welcome when they appear on visible parts of your body.

If your cyst is red, enlarged, infected, and painful, consult your doctor, and it will likely need draining. Inserting a needle or catheter into the cavity drains the cyst. This will provide immediate relief and help prevent any further complications.

12. Leave it alone.

There are many different types of cysts based on where they are on the body. They can pop up anywhere, from your face, your breasts, your liver or even on a woman’s ovaries. Cysts can vary in size from barely visible to the size of a golf ball. Most sebaceous cysts are not harmful and are non-cancerous. They are defined as closed, bladder-like sacs containing fluid or semi-solid tissue.

When the cyst forms on your eyelid, it may be due to a blocked oil gland. It can appear on either the upper or lower eyelid, and often disappears without treatment. If it is large enough to block your vision though, you should see your doctor.
Nobody wants a cyst on their body though, no matter where it is located! Good luck getting rid of your cyst. If you are lucky, that cyst on your body will disappear on its own. If its location is not a nuisance, you can hope for the best, and see if in time, it will go away as suddenly as it had appeared.

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15 Comments

  • For some reason Unasked, will not let me ask you a question. They are worst than going to see a real doctor. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!.. All I want to know is how to get rid of my cyst? Ive tried the hot water on a rag.. worked great for my first one. My other one is real small and hard as stone. Ive had it on my face for 3 years now. Please can someone help me.Its red cause its infected, is there anyway to at least get it back to normal colour? It looks like a zit. Its been driving me nuts for the last 3 years. Doctors wont take the time of day to help me.

  • I got a cyst on my face removed a couple years ago. I went to a dermatologist and he gave me novicane, opened up the skin and took it out. I felt nothing. So if you have a cyst noticable on the skin, goto a dermatologist.

  • This was helpful in a way but I hav a cyst but its not infected or anything and I got it check out and I was told that it was a bartholin cyst,, then went 2 another doctor and they told me its not,, its just a cyst so I don’t kno wat it is,, but goin 2 get a 3rd opinion and possibly get it drained and out of my way,, I had a question would anti biotics get rid of the cyst

  • Ira, u might want to take a shot of rice whiskey and just take a clean knife to it. Only poke a tiny hole into it and let it drain out. Afterwards, clean it with soap and water

  • I had an infected cyst that was red and I have A colloidal silver machine that makes smallest particle colloidal silver, you can get it at the silver edge website, along with the silver wires. It does cost some money but beleive me, it is so worth it. you can use it for the rest of your life to cure yourself your kids and even your pets!! This kind cannot cause blue or gray skin. Make it and then put it on the cyst as many times a day as you can. You need to put it on repeatedly. I also took essiac tea, miracle essiac tea 8 quarts for 14.90 and I also took pathway olive leaf extract which I take alot anyway. yOU CAN GET IT AT MYVILLAGEGREEN.COM it works great like an antibiotic. My kids and I have not had the flu or colds since taking colloidal silver and olive leaf extract and we used to constantly get sick with flu and colds but for five years now we have had none!! The Essiac tea is great for cysts and tumors!!

  • Essiac tea, Colloidal silver you make yourself at the silver edge website get the smallest particle machine with wires and olive leaf extract from myvillagegreen.com as antibiotic. Apply the coloidal silver to cyst as often as you can and take the aggressive dose of essiac tea miracle essiac tea 8 quarts for 14.90. and get the colloidal silver machine at the silver edge website. Essiac is great for tumors also.

  • I have a cyst that’s inbetween my bellybutton and between my legs. I’ve had it for 4 days and its like a centimeter across and the area around it is swollen. How do I get rid of it painlessly? I really do not want to have surgery. Any advice?

  • I have a cyst right now and its driving me crazy, its on my left side of my nose and its the size of a pimple so I can’t complain to much but its anoying, I have had one in the past, everynight I would take a cotton ball and dip it in rubbing alcohol and it worked really well but this one doesn’t seem to want to go away!

  • Minha filha tem um sisto na glandula pineal.
    Gostaria de saber se há algum risco, tem como removê-lo?
    Isso provoca convulsão? obrigada

  • @ Ron
    I had a cyst on my tailbone once. I went to the Dr., and they gave me an anti- biotic and Vicodin. I also did the warm water on the cloth thing. It eventually popped, I suggest lining your pants with something. When mine popped it soaked through my pants and got all over the couch I was, until it popped, uncomfortably sitting on.

  • When I use to live with my parents in California, I never got or even heard of cysts. We ate fast foods and at buffets maybe four times each year only. After moving to live with my boyfriend in Oklahoma, having a very poor diet, and not exercising much, I have these quite often now. The first time when I had a really big, swollen one on the back of my thigh where the buttock creases, I put an icy hot patch on there for 2-3 nights. It shrinked, became a hard bump, and eventually disappeared. I’m trying this out again on another one I have on my trunk right now. Well let you know how it turns out!

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