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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Cysts And Boils

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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What are some basic and easy home remedies for treating boils and cysts? I have them all over my buttocks area, they are in pain and itch.

What are some basic and easy home remedies for treating boils and cysts? I have them all over my buttocks area, they are in pain and itch.

See your doctor.: There are no easy home remedies for treating these. It sounds like you are contaminating yourself as you scratch. One may be infected and you scratch and infect another area. You may need these lanced and antibiotic treatment. Wash your hands frequently and do not scratch. These can be come serious. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for cyst?

Is there a home remedy for cyst?

Not enough info: There are many types of cysts that can occur in many locations of the body. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for boils?

What is a good home remedy for boils?

Warm compresses: A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Use warm compresses. The relaxed and gently heated pore will release the pus underneath and bring relief. Do not poke the boil with a needle. Staph infections may occur with home treated boils. Keep your skin clean and watch out for minor skin cuts. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

What's a good home remedy for a vaginal cyst?

None: Vaginal cysts are atypical and usually indicate a fluid filled sac that is under the skin which usually requires surgery to remove them. If the cyst is more on the outside of the vagina around the opening then soaking in a warm tub with epsom salts, aveeno (oatmeal) bath or other products can help them drain on their own. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to get rid of a black boil?

Blackhead or boil?: If you have a blackhead, there are any number of cosmetic products that claim to help remove them. If you have a boil, warm compresses (don't burn yourself!) may be applied to focus your body's immune system on it. Draw a circle around periphery of boil. If boil expands beyond circle, then go see doc to get it drained. Or go see doc if pain increases beyond what can be managed w/OTC pain relief. ...Read more

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Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so I'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to drain which can allow them to heal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can be used for discomfort and inflammation. Anything not resolving or requiring aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed by a physician with sterile equipment. ...Read more

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What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

What are some home treatment of epidermal cyst?

Don't pick at it: Warm epsom salt soaks can help to soothe it (and may help bring some of the fluid out/to the surface). Topical antibiotic ointment could help if there is an opening or drainage.
Do not pick at it or try to pop it like a pimple--you risk pain and infection.
Aside from this, if the cyst does not seem to be going away on it's own, see a physician! ...Read more

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Home remedy for boil on vaginal lip?

No: This needs to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

What's best home remedy for sebaceous cyst?

Surgery: A sebaceous cyst will generally enlarge over time and may become infected which usually prompts emergency treatment. It is better to see a surgeon before it grows very large and have it removed. ...Read more

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Does anybody out there have a sure home made treatment to get rid of a sebaceous cyst?

No: A sebaceous cyst can be "popped" but this can also cause infection and it will always come back. The only way to permanently deal with it is to surgically excise it. ...Read more

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Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Is there an effective home treatment fo removal of a ganglion cyst in the wrist?

Not really: You could go to youtube and watch the various ways of treatment by use of heavy books, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe cystic acne is there a cheap cure or home remedy I can do?

What to do if I have severe cystic acne is there a cheap cure or home remedy I can do?

Acne: Cystic acne is often treated with prescription strength oral medications (antibiotics, Accutane) and topicals (retinoid cream). Otc benzoyl peroxide is of limited benefit. See a dermatologist cystic acne. ...Read more

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If u have a skin cyst is it ok to put warm compresses on it? Any other home remedy anyone have to get rid of it?

If u have a skin cyst is it ok to put warm compresses on it? Any other home remedy anyone have to get rid of it?

CYSTS: Skin cysts are benign growths and unless these are disfiguring and too large, can be left alone.Warm compresses do not help unless it gets infected.
The only way you can get rid of these is by surgical excision. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste help bring a boil to a head along with warm compress? (found the idea on home remedy site)

No: However, warm salt waterrinses does help bring a boil to a head. The application of heat softens the walls of the abscess to it drains more quickly. ...Read more

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Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

Painful boils after bee sting on toe. What is a good home remedy to use?

In this situation: I would not recommend a home remedy. See a foot doc.
Something's should be left for a doctor to tend to. This is one of them. ...Read more

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I have many boils on my penis for some 4-5 months. ....how to get rid of it? ...should I consult a doctor or is there any home remedy for it? ...please

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I have many boils on my penis for some 4-5 months. ....how to get rid of it? ...should I consult a doctor or is there any home remedy for it? ...please

See urologist...: If indeed they're recurrent boils, those are usually related with recurrent infected sebaceous cysts, which are prone to develop in few men. To get rid of them is possible. But you should seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely to balance and decide medical necessity and professional possibilities. So, go to see Doc and don't cut yourself. And there is no effective home remedy available... ...Read more

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What is boil vs cyst?

Boil vs cyst: A "boil" is simply a skin abscess where a bacterial infection has caused a collection of pus. The pus needs to be removed/drained. A cyst is usually the result of a blocked skin pore. The cyst material is usually the normally sloughed off skin cells that cannot simply float away. The collect within the cyst. Cysts do not always need to be treated unless they continue to grow get infected. ...Read more

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I keep getting boils or cysts on my body what are some reasons for this?

I keep getting boils or cysts on my body what are some reasons for this?

Many: Check with your doc for issues, but could be due to colonization Os the nose with pathogenic bacteria. See your doc ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cyst and a boil?

What's the difference between a cyst and a boil?

Germs: A cyst is a collection of fluid that is not infected. Boil is a common term for an abscess in the skin, that means bacteria penetrated the skin and caused an infection. ...Read more

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Do all boils or sebaceous cysts need to be cut out or drained?

Do all boils or sebaceous cysts need to be cut out or drained?

Have it excised: If a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. If simple abscess (or "boil"), should not recur once drained. ...Read more

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Should I be scared if my boil under my arm became a cysts. Its a big hole under my arm?

I think that this: Warrants medical eval. Too many variables to know what exactly is going on in your axilla. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more