After posting a thread here yesterday pleading for help with recurring bartholin's cyst/abscess which has flared up for the third time in ten months, I had a lucky find whilst searching for alternative remedies on the internet.
Try this if you have a bartholin's gland cyst or abscess. It worked for me today, and several times for the woman who posted it on another forum:
Mix 1 fl oz calamine lotion with 1 teaspoon each of tea tree oil and witch hazel. Soak a pad or cotton ball in the mixture and press it against the lump for half an hour or so. The relief from the burning pain is almost instantaneous. It spontaneously drained an hour later for me, I hope you have the same result!
I am going to cancel my marsupialisatin operation and see how I go relying on this remedy. I'm also going to do liver, kidney flushes and hopefully that's the last I'll see of the damn thing!
If you intend to try it, please post your results so we can see if it is just 'coincidence' (I think not).
Thank you so much for sharing! I thought I would let you know that there is an online support group where you can excange your home remedies for bartholin cysts and share stories with other women going through the same horrors. It's also free. You can find it by going to yahoo groups and typing in bartholincysts ( all one word ) into the search box.
Good luck. I know how badly these things hurt. I call it my personal hell! You are not alone.
I was so thankful for the brave women that have contributed to this subject and shed so much light on how to self-manage this awful cyst. I read every post and wrote them all down and based on what I had on hand I ended up taking Mucinex D and drinking a lot of water, also started the antibiotic the doctor ordered although she told me my cyst was really large and really deep with no visible cause or opening. Doctor scheduled me to see GYN next week for surgical procedure. By next day was certain I would have to go to ER due to bowel obstruction. Just as I was seriously scared and praying I massaged this giant lump while soaking and it moved out leaving a much smaller less painful bulge. I am certain that the great improvement in getting the cyst to move was the Mucinex D. I am now using Vicks between cotton with hot pad to continue removal process. Further, someone mentioned this may be a result of yogurt, which coincidently I had just before the cyst developed.
Phoebie I'd love to hear what your experience with your reoccurring cyst is now? I have a similar problem, my second abscess burst last night after using goldenseal on a pad. The original cyst remains unfortunately and I imagine it is because the duct is blocked. Have you had any success with your cyst going away? And if so, how? Thanks for your idea, if mine returns I am going to try your remedy. Best, Kate
It's so great to hear more hone remedies! Nobody around here seema to have heard of the bartholin gland cyst so it's kind of embarassing. what I've just been doing is sitting in an epsom salt sitz bath or a regular bath and then squatting after, the pressure seems to help it release. I'm definitely not one for taking antibiotics or getting it drained! I've had 4 in the last year. I've found that I can twll what makes it swell or get infected so prevention by keeping the area super clean all the time and a nurse even told me to take a hair dryer and dry up all the moisture down there qhich seems to keep it down too! :)
Holy crap! This is weird. My name is Phoebe also and I have had recurrent Bartholin's cysts for about 5 years now. They are painful and stupid and crappy. I've just lived with them for about 3 or years because the doctor's office visits with the lancing and the draining and the giant circus like needles got to be a little traumatizing. After I figured out that it would eventually drain on its own, I just let them go along with Sitz baths and cleaning. But I have been avidly looking for a more homeopathic way to rid myself of this evil and I've read on two or three other forums that garlic root and also acidophilus seems to help some. Sounds like a witch's brew, I know, but so long as you dance naked under the midnight moon and wear a pointy hat, it should work. The acidophilus, I read on a Mayo clinic board, can be deposited vaginally by suppository. I'm going to try everything all at once and then maybe the gland will just implode in on itself and be gone in a puff of dust and frustration. Good luck to everyone and if any breakthroughs are made, PLEASE don't hesitate to say so. Thanks!