does garlic work?

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by sfeichtinger, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. kittygirl

    kittygirl Very Helpful

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    pink, it probably just went dormant for a bit, these things can hide for like 10 years then here it is again....yes, it may have bonked back the infection but it's still probably hiding out..

    also this:

    Homeopathic Remedies - No one has yet "cured" Pilonidal Disease with homeopathy, Herb Compotes, Colloidal Silver Concoctions, Tea Tree Oil or any other potion. Note that there are plenty of scammers out there who will be more than happy to take your money and sell you a "cure." The best you can likely achieve with homeopathy is enhancement of your immune system, which may help keep a Pilonidal under control.

    from here: http://www.pilonidal.org/education/livingwithit.php
     
  2. Daniel1823

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    Hi I am new here and to this new problem. My cyst started 3 days ago. I'm in so much pain I can't stand it. I'm a Security Officer at night so I do a lot of driving around town. I think I had the cyst before a few months ago but it wasn't as painful or lasted this long. I don't want to go to the doctor. Just so they can cut me open. No way Jose. I've been popping ibuprofen and rubbing orajel to numb the pain. so I can get threw work at night. It helps me be able to sit without pain. But getting out and in is like death to me. So I started looking up home remedies today. I like all the positive feedback from this remedy so I will try it out. I just have to wait for my gf to get off work to buy everything. Because getting in and out of my vehicle feels like death. I tired popping it the other night like a pimple and the amount of pain and pressure I made. It made me feel sick and almost fainted on the floor. I had to stop messing with it and breath just so I wouldn't past out on the restroom floor at a gas station. Yes I know I'm stupid but I didn't know how bad this thing was until today. All I knew was I wanted it gone. So I can have some relief and work the night away in peace and not in excruciating pain. I have the next two days off to heal. So how long does it take before the pain starts to subside? Also I have a juicer so I will be juicing some Mean Green to help raise my immune system. Thank you everyone who has commented on here. I felt so lost with no hope in sight. I will update my progress as it comes along.
     
  3. Miss_Me

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    First of all don't try and pop it, especially in a gas station bathroom! Ahh! But I'm so sorry you are going through this, I'm dealing with one now too. You can also go to a doctor and request antibiotics if you want to try that first. Sometimes it goes away with antibiotics for me, especially if I catch it early. But I will tell you that mine never drain on their own, I always have to get it sliced. Yeah it sucks, but if the pain is that bad, then getting sliced is no worse. And after the pressure is gone you feel 10x better. The after care sucks too but more because of getting someone to help change the packing/bandages. But try the alternatives first and hope you feel better!!!
     
  4. Daniel1823

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    Last night I was just finishing up my castor pack and went to go take a quick hot shower to relieve some pain. I go downstairs eat dinner and the cyst/abscess popped. I didn't feel it do it. I got up off the couch and my shorts was sticking to my legs. I went to get me some lemonade and smelled something rotten. I knew right then and there it popped. I was so happy. As of today I can finally walk and sit with no pain. Thank you all for your advice. There's still fluid in there. I'm just waiting for it to come out.
     
  5. sfeichtinger

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    Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I've been in here. Hope everyone is well!

    Daniel1823, please don't ever try to pop your cyst. I've been tempted to do it too but you'd be doing more harm than good. And I'm not sure if orajel is good for the cyst. You may be irritating it more, causing more inflammation and pain. Try the garlic, castor oil and tea tree packs. They've worked for me on several occasions.

    Today, I woke up with a slight pain and knew exactly what it was so I immediately are a clonve of garlic and placed crushed garlic on the cyst. I am now lying in bed with a castor oil/tea tree oil pack on the cyst with a heating pad. I'll keep you all posted.
     
  6. sfeichtinger

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    That's great! I've had mine pop after an extremely hot shower and its such an amazing feeling too have it pop on its own or with little help. Anything is better than going to the ER to get it drained.

    Continue to do the castor oil packs and take garlic capsules daily.
     
  7. shyguy

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    Hi all, first post.

    Good news first - I read this thread and tried garlic and I'm impressed.

    Boring stuff -- I've had the pilonidal cysts for about three years. It started out as an ingrown hair about 2 inches above the number 2 hole. The opening turned into a very small sinus.

    Over time it stopped leaking there but a build up continued under the skin 2 inches above it and just below my waist line.

    Eventually the pocket of infection broke through my skin making a second exit hole higher up. I've been learning to live with it using 3 sheets of 3 ply kitchen paper folded in half and tucked down my undies holding the paper against the area.

    Up until about three weeks ago it was getting real annoying leaking constantly. I'd go through a roll of paper every two days or so.

    I've been taking a raw garlic bulb and two aged garlic tables per day for the last two weeks and the swelling and leaking is down to a few spots per day. The skin around the higher up sinus has gone from a bruised dark color to a natural color as well.

    As mentioned already, the only way to stop this 100% is surgery, and or picking of the original sinus, but the way things are looking now I'm happy to stick with the garlic treatment.

    I love the stuff anyway so it's no big deal.

    One of the other threads spoke about vinegar - I found that healed my top sinus, but the built up pressure from the under skin infection started coming out the original sinus again which is really awful, so I recommend trying to fight the infection from within (with garlic etc) rather than from outside.

    Thanks for the information.

    Shy Guy.
     
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    Hi did you ever find out what treatments were safe
    During pregnancy?
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Last night I read through most of your posts and I am about to start the home remedy. I went to the doctor and I indeed had an infected pilonidal cyst. He told me that I would need surgery to remove it and told me that I would be 100% under anesthesia. I have not had anesthesia before so I am a little reluctant to go under. I have had the cyst for about 2.5 years. At first it started out small and now it bleeds/clear pus comes out of it on a weekly basis. The thing is it does not really hurt me much, just lately it started hurting more than normal. I asked the doctor what will happen if I didn't do the surgery and he told me that it was up to me and how I manage it. If I was okay having discomfort and flare ups I can just deal with it but if I really wanted to get better I should have the surgery (30 minutes). Long story short I don't want to have surgery so I will try these home remedies and see if it works. If it does not work in the next couple of months I am going to go get surgery. My question is, can I use these home remedies if my cyst bleeds and has pus coming out quite frequently? Once it goes down a crust forms and then a few days later it start to bleed/pus again. Good luck to all.
     
  10. mathew9417

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    For anybody who has a Pilonidal cyst I highly highly highly recommend trying this out it didn't make the cyst go away for me but it did make it come to a head quickly, and reduced pain drastically.

    3 days ago I got a pilonidal cyst it was pretty damn big too it's only my second one the last one i thought was a zit until it oozed pus than i found this website and know for a fact this must be a pilonidal cyst (Sinus holes, top of cleft, on one butt cheek but also in butt crack) also my dad has it my grandpa and so on so it has to be anyways 3 days ago the pain came pretty bad I couldn't sit, stand, walk, lye down properly it sucked. I told myself give it 5 days if it hasn't ruptured or come to a head i was going to go to the doctor to have it drained. yestarday came and pain still sucked than (Thank God,Shiva,Buddah, whoever) that I found this website because I started to do the home remedies it list's here and the pain was reduced a lot 3/4 of the time the other bit it still hurt pretty bad but not as bad as the first day and also noticed that night it came to a head and very quickly (should add that I was doing this stuff a lot, 4 epsom salt baths, castor oil and tea tree oil packs with hot compress for as long as i could over 4 times a day, lots of water/garlic etc.) than this morning at about 4am I woke up I haven't got any of the bad symptoms (headache, fever, sweating, etc) but i just got up for some reason thought hey maybe it popped that why i woke up checked and nope but the white head was much more noticeable now than when i went to bed felt the area and oh my god was it ever squishy there wasn't pain really but i could tell that just under one small layer of skin was all that puss and blood that has been building pressure and causing me pain so i said screw it (Not recommending this to anyone) instead of waiting the couple of hours and doing more hot compresses and let it rupture by itself i gave it a little help with a snatized needle and it popped so easy literally needed to apply next to no pressure on the white head didn't feel one thing just saw it puncture like my skin was as soft as butter and pus come out it was crazy drained it for a while which is hands down the most disgusting thing I have or probably ever will do and now no pain unless i touch it obviously.

    So Thank you for posting these remedies on here I now know exactly what to do next flare up (knock on wood but i know there will be one eventually) I'm going to keep doing the things you posted to do when the cyst has already ruptured to try to prevent it. You are a life saver and honestly don't know what I would be doing this exact moment if i hadn't stumbled on this post. Probably crawled up in the fetal position trying to fall asleep. really I mean it thank you cystsufferer.
     
  11. adham

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    i have yet to try the castor oil thing but
    YES garlic does work , i don't know if it was a coincidence or not but i smashed a garlic clove and swallowed it with some warm water and next day the swelling was gone !
    i also rubbed another clove on the swollen area .
     
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    Hi i had lump ( More than 5 inch) at the end of the spinal cord. I have this more than 4 years. In this four years it doesn't get big or short. But i had a pain, if i sit one place more than 45 min. I cannot able to guess what that is, Later i searched in internet its called Pilonidal cyst. But i cannot able to confirm its Pilonidal Cyst . Because my lump doesnt have red dot. Can anyone help me to identify? This is my first time. Is it possible to cure without surgery?
     
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    Hi everyone.I am thankful for this site. I have used the castor and tea tree oil with the hot water bottle 2 or 3 times for the day together with swallowing 3 cloves of crushed garlic daily. I put the crushed garlic in a prune and cut it in pieces to swallow and I do not get the garlic breath. At least I do not think so:). I also drank the lemon water twice daily. My cyst took 6 days to burst. Best feeling ever!!it saved me going to the dermatologist where it is normally injected.
    First time I ever tried this method and I got great results!!. Thanks again.
    Ohhhh and I tried using the crushed garlic on the cyst but it was too strong for me.
     
  15. Yes WE can

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    I've been on a 3 day missive with my p cist.It's now Friday, Tuesday I discovered this website and did tea tree oil,sitz baths with baking soda and lots of Epsom salts,and castor oil .Also,eating garlic ,and tumeric, and buckwheat honey.It took 9 hours to start draining Tuesday night after applying the tea tree oil.It was leaking actually, and Wednesday the dam broke!!,swelling way down ,pain and immobility gone!!! I want to thank my fellows who have posted such vital,pertinent, useful information. And I'd like to encourage anybody who is open to the self empowerment, results,and goodness all around that natural healing brings to always think do I really need a doctor?--can I do this?-what are the tools and wisdom I can attain from others??? Am trying to pass on the virtues of accessing nature's remedies,and food as medicines,cures.Thanks again to all.
     
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    I haven't tried it but I must say, what most people describe is my normal inflammation/discharge/relief cycle. No baths, oil, natural remedies.

    My uncle swears by oral garlic for boils though. Not sure it helped me after taking it for a few months. Maybe depends on the level of infection
     
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    @Cystsuffer...thanks for all the information, effort,and natural hand you bring to this website.I really appreciate it,and concur***
     
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    Thank you SOOOOO much!!! Honestly you helped a lot! 2 days ago my pain started and I realised I've got a tiny lump in my lower back in my ass crack. It was soooo painful that I couldn't even sit or sleep properly. I researched the next day what I could do as it was getting worse and thank god I found this site!!! What I did was apply castor oil then go in the shower with steaming hot water directly on the lump for a very long time. Since I didn't have tea tree oil to take infection away, I applied TCP which was painful but helped. Then I drank garlic clove with full glass of water. the next morning I again drank garlic clove with water then went work. When I came back to work I got garlic clove and put it directly on the lump and left it there for 5-6 minutes. I cannot believe that on the same day straight away it went down!! And actually burst I think because it was bleeding do much like after an hour or so, I feel that me applying the garlic directly onto the lump was more effective.Oh I forgot to mention I also drank a whole bottle of lemon and honey inside water. Now that it burst I went inside the shower and washed it and again applied garlic clove to the area because even though its burst its still a bit painful, I still can't lay down straight on back , and I applied plaster. Yes I applied plaster to my ass how strange haha. But hopefully by tomorrow the pain should be completely gone! Well I really hope so. Thanks again so so much I really appreciate it!! Xxxxxx
     
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    Hi all and thanks for all the great input by everyone, I know this is an older post but seems like some are still on here so I thought I'd ask some questions. I have a cyst on my chest right in the center, this is the second time it has popped up in that place. The first time I got it lanced but after feeling that kind of pain I prefer not to go that route again. It flared back up again 2 days ago,this is day 3. I was using heat compression and antibacterial cream before I saw this post. Today I went out and bought some castor oil, garlic and tea tree oil, I know my cyst is different than everyone else's here but I wanted to know if these things will work on my cyst also and if so can anyone enlighten me on how long it will take for it to go away. Please someone reply to this, I'm in alot of pain and could really use advice, I've never tried to heal a cyst on my own. Thanks in advance.
     

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