Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal

Posted by: at 11/04/2016 07:33:00 pm


What are Sebaceous cysts?


Sebaceous 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Warm Compression and Heating Pad

To 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 heating pad.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - 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.

To 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - 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.

Alternatively 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.

4. Honey

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Honey

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.

5. Turmeric

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Turmeric

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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Potassium Iodide

Potassium 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.

7. Cabbage

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Cabbage

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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - 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 it.


9. Clay Tablet

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Clay Tablets


Clay 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Colloidal Silver

Colloidal 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Bee Pollen

Consuming 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Baking Soda

This 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 affected areas.

13. Potato

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Potato

Potatos are 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Sandalwood and Rose Water

Sandalwood powder 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Lime Powder


Also 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Epson 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 the body.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST REMOVAL


17. Tea Tree Oil

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Tea tree Oil

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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Milk Thistle

Milk 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.

19. Aloe Vera

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Aloe Vera

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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Witch Hazel

Witch 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

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Dandelion and Viola

Dandelion 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 affected area.


22. Guava Leaves

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - 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.

23. Echinacea

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst removal - Echinacea

Echinacea 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 sebaceous cyst.

DO’S


•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.


DON’TS


•Don’t 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.



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