Pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess normally is a harmless condition and mild cases of it resolve by themselves or require very little intervention, although in cases where the cyst is quite large then surgical removal of the cyst may be required as a mode of treatment for pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. For mild cases, there are certain Home Remedies that are quite useful in getting rid of the pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. This article gives a brief overview of some of the home remedies for pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess.

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6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pilonidal Cyst or Pilonidal Abscess

6 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pilonidal Cyst or Pilonidal Abscess

Some of the home remedies for pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess are:

  1. Warm Compresses:

    Warm Compresses as a home remedy does wonders when it comes to pain relief due to pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. It also helps the pus filled within the cyst to drain out quickly and speed up the healing process. All you need to do is soak a towel in hot water and apply it directly over the affected area for 10-15 minutes. Do this about four times a day to get rid of pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess fast.
  2. Tea Tree Oil:

    This is a very beneficial home remedy for many different medical conditions and pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess is one of them. Tea Tree Oil is a very powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral and also has antiinflammatory properties which helps a great deal in getting rid of pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. This oil also speeds up the healing process. All you need to do is mix some tea tree oil with water and apply it on the pilonidal cyst for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with lukewarm water. You need to repeat this process at least three times a day for best results and faster healing of Pilonidal Cyst.
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar:

    This is yet another home remedy which is beneficial for many infections and inflammatory conditions due to its antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties. It prevents growth of bacteria and hastens the healing process for a Pilonidal Cyst. All you need to do is mix about three teaspoons of raw Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of warm water. Take a cotton ball and dip it in this solution and apply it directly on the affected area for a couple of minutes. Repeat this process about four times a day for a few days to get complete relief from pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess.
  4. Epsom Salt:

    It provides pain relief and also has plenty of healing properties which allow the pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess to heal faster making it a useful home remedy. All you need to do is add a tablespoon of Epsom Salt in a cup of warm water and mix it thoroughly. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the affected area. Do this about three times a day for a few days in order to get complete relief from Pilonidal Cyst.
  5. Castor Oil:

    It has plenty of antiinflammatory properties which help in relieving pain and inflammation and also speeds up the healing process for pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. All you need to do is dip a cotton ball in warm Castor Oil and apply it directly on the affected area and fix with a Band-Aid for complete absorption of the oil. Do this about three times a day for a few days to get rid of pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess.
  6. Garlic:

    Garlic is a very ancient home remedy for many different medical conditions and is also a very potent home remedy for pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess. Garlic is a very powerful antibiotic and an antifungal agent. It also boosts the immune system if incorporated in the diet. To use garlic as a home remedy for pilonidal cyst, all you need to do is crush a few cloves of garlic and make a paste of it. Apply this paste on the affected area and let it remain there for a few minutes and then wash the area with warm water. This needs to be done daily for a few days to get complete relief from Pilonidal Cyst.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 26, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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