cysts are those small, non-cancerous, bumps on the skin which are often
painless. The size of Sebaceous cysts may vary from ¼ inch to 2 inches.
These Cysts are characterized by a small lump with redness around the
affected area. Sebaceous Cysts are mostly caused by a damaged hair follicle and
hyperactive oil glands. These cysts normally occur on the face, neck,
shoulders or chest where there is overproduction of sebum.
Overproduction of testosterone in males, Blocking of sebaceous glands,
excessive sweating, overexposure to the sun, also waxing and shaving can
be some of the factors contributing to this problem. One of the way to
get rid of the sebaceous cyst is to Drain the liquid out of the cyst or
pricking it, but doing so increases the risk of spreading infection.
Read on to know the list of some of the home remedies to get rid of sebaceous cysts naturally.
NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST REMOVAL
How to Deal with a Sebaceous Cyst
1. Warm Compression and Heating Pad
get rid of sebaceous cysts, take a clean washcloth and dip it in hot
water. Wriggle the cloth it to remove the excess water. Put this cloth
on the cyst and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes. Do this 3-4 times a
day to speed up the healing of the cyst warm compression improve the
blood circulation in that area and treats the cyst. You can also use a
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to
have acetic acid which helps to kill the bacterial infection. In
sclerotherapy, Acetic acid is used for the treatment of cysts.
get rid of sebaceous cysts apply some apple cider vinegar directly on
the cyst and cover the cyst with a bandage. Make sure to change the
bandage regularly. Applying cider vinegar on the cyst for a week,
creates a hard layer over the cyst. After a week gently remove this
layer of the skin to drain out the contents of the cyst. Clean this area
the a dry washcloth..
3. Castor Oil
To get rid of sebaceous cyst dip a cotton swab in castor oil and
apply it over the cyst. Now take a hot water bag and put it over the
cotton swab. The heat of the water and castor oil is known to reduce the
size of the cyst.
you can also apply castor oil with pinch of baking soda to dissolve the
cyst because its fatty acid content is easily absorbed by skin.
Honey is known to be a natural product which
has therapeutic effects, this makes it very useful to treat Sebaceous
Cyst. To make this amazing home remedy you need to mix some wheatgrass
and banana and to it add some honey and blend it in a blender to make a
smooth paste. Apply this paste directly on the cyst. Cover the affected
area with a clean washcloth and let it be there overnight. The anti
oxidant properties of wheatgrass and banana work to enhance the immune
system and thus speed up the healing process of the cyst. You can also
use a mix of 3 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder
to make a paste. Apply this paste directly on the sebaceous cyst to get
rid of it. The mixture of one egg white with a tbsp of honey when
applied on the cyst also works well to get rid of it.
Turmeric is loaded with natural healing properties which
help to treat the cyst and make the affected skin normal again.
Turmeric can also be used to make poultices for getting relief from pain
and inflammation caused due to cyst. To make this home remedy Boil ½
tablespoon of turmeric in a cup of water. Allow this mixture to cool and
sip on it every night. Follow this routine for ten days to see the
results. Alternatively, You can mix some mint juice and turmeric powder
to make a paste. Apply this paste directly on the cyst and let it sit
there for 20 minutes. Now wash it off using cold water. You can make a
paste of turmeric, water and honey which also works amazing to get rid
of cysts. A mix made from mixing some honey, lemon juice, and turmeric
powder also works well to treat sebaceous cysts.
6. Potassium Iodide
iodide helps heal the skin infection faster as it’s loaded with anti
inflammatory properties. Applying a little potassium iodide directly on
the cyst will work to get rid of it. The antiseptic and disinfectant
properties of iodide destroys bacteria causing cyst.
One of the effective home remedies to treat sebaceous cyst is to, boil some cabbage leaves in water and applying them on the cyst. Use a clean dry washcloth to cover it.
8. Tea Bags
Tea bags are
known to have anti-inflammatory properties which makes them beneficial
to get rid from sebaceous cyst. For this remedy you need to soak a tea
bag in some milk and place it on the cyst and leave it there overnight.
You can use a cloth to wrap it so that it remains in place. Regular use
of this remedy will reduce the size of the cyst and will slowly heal
9. Clay Tablet
tablets work to get rid of the impurities of the digestive system,
which in turn helps to clear the skin and get rid of the cyst.
10. Colloidal Silver
silver is loaded with anti inflammatory properties which reduces the
inflammation and enhances the functioning of the immune system. It is
known to be very beneficial for treating skin problems. Applying it
directly or using an ointment which has colloidal silver works to
stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluids and heals the sebaceous cysts.
11. Bee Pollen
1-2 tablespoons of bee pollen works amazingly to purify your blood. It
also is an effective treatment for skin problems, like acne and
sebaceous cysts. The pollen strengthens the immune system of the body
against various infections, thus it fastens healing process of cyst.
12. Baking Soda
is an age old home remedy to get rid of sebaceous cysts. Applying a
paste made by mixing some baking soda, water, and salt over the cyst
works amazing for treating cysts. Baking soda has properties that help
keep bacterial growth under control by maintaining the pH level of the
skin, and thus gives you relief from itching and burning in the cyst
a rich source of Vitamin C which is responsible for removing dead skin
cells and hence helps get rid of sebaceous cysts. To cure sebaceous
cysts, place a potato slice over the cyst and cover it with a dry
washcloth. Leave it there overnight. You can also try applying potato
juice on the cyst with a cotton swab and let it be there overnight. It
will work to quickly decrease the size of the cyst.
14. Sandalwood and Rose Water
is known for its anti fungal properties which quicken the healing of
the sebaceous cyst. To treat the cyst fast you need to apply a paste
made by mixing sandalwood powder and rose water on the cyst. Let this
paste dry on the affected skin and then rinse it off with cold water.
Following this remedy 3-4 times a day will work to soothe the
inflammation caused due to the sebaceous cyst.
15. Lime Powder
applying a paste made by mixing some lime powder with water works well
to treat sebaceous cyst. Apply this paste directly on the cyst. This
remedy may lead to some irritation in some people, but it’s an extremely
effective remedy to treat inflammation.
16. Epsom Salt
Bathing in a bathtub with warm water and add about half cup of Epsom salt is
also an home remedy to get relief from the pain caused by sebaceous
cysts. This won’t help in removing the sebaceous cyst, but will help in
reducing the pain, inflammation and also flushes the harmful toxins from
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which
make it an effective remedy to fight with bacterial and fungal
infections. Just mix some tea tree oil in water and apply it directly to
the cyst. Alternatively, you can also apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
directly over the cyst and cover it with a band-aid.
18. Milk Thistle
thistle stops the formation of toxins in the body, making it effective
in cleansing the body from inside. Research shows that milk thistle is
loaded with flavonoid like silymarin which possesses anti inflammatory
and anti oxidant properties. To get rid of sebaceous cysts take milk
thistle in the form of tea or supplements.
Aloe Vera i
known to have phenolic compounds, which have antibiotic properties,
making it a popular home remedy to cure sebaceous cysts. For this home
remedy you need to squeeze out some aloe vera gel from its leaf and
apply it directly over the cyst. Also drinking aloe vera juice regularly
works well to get rid of the cyst fast.
20. Witch Hazel
Hazels are loaded with tannins which work to tighten the skin pores and
get rid of the extra oil from the skin. Just grind some witch hazel
bark or leaves with some water to make a smooth paste and apply this
paste directly on the cyst.
21. Dandelion and Viola
fight the infection and work to remove the toxins from the body, as
dandelion has antimicrobial properties. Viola is also said to have
considerable anti microbial properties. For this remedy take 1
tablespoon of dandelion and viola and steep them in water for 45
minutes. Strain this dandelion and viola mixture and drink it 3-4 times a
day for 8-10 days. You can also use this mixture to wash the cyst
22. Guava Leaves
Guava leaves are said to have anti microbial properties which quickly heal
cysts, and reduce the inflammation and itching. For this remedy, boil
some guava leaves and then strain it using a strainer. Use this guava
leaves solution to wash the cyst clean.
are known to increase the white blood cell count and boost the immune
system. For 10 minutes steep some leaves of Echinacea in a cup of water.
Strain this mixture and keep it aside to Let it cool. Sip on this
mixture twice daily. Doing this will reduce the infection caused by the
•Make sure you drink a lot of water and eat fresh fruits. This will help in eliminating the waste from your body.
•Add fiber rich and citrus fruits, red clover, whole grains, garlic, fish oil, barberry, and green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.
•Visit a doctor if you notice that the cyst has swollen, is pus-filled, the pain has increased.
•When the cyst pops on its own make sure to wash the affected area properly using anti-bacterial soap.
•ALways keep the skin around the cyst clean.
•It’s very important to wash your hands always before treating the cyst to avoid infection.
•Always use a clean and dry washcloth for cleansing the cyst.
•If the cyst is full of pus and the pus is draining, apply a bandage and change it twice a day.
•Cyst are caused mostly due to excess oil production so always try to make use of oil-free skin products.
•Always use hygienic blades and wax for getting rid of hair on the skin.
scratch or squeeze the cyst to remove the pus out, as doing so may pass
on the infection to other parts of the body as well.
•Avoid exposure of the cyst to the sun.
•Avoid eating salty, spicy and caffeinated foods to avoid the risk of cysts on the breast.