Turmeric has helped me. I had a closed excision surgery a little over 3 years ago. All was going well until about a year ago. I had a dreaded “pimple like” bump show up on one of my butt cheeks. That brought me back to how this whole thing started. How I thought I just had a pimple on my butt which turned into a fairly major surgery. Not to drag this out, but I spoke with a friend of mine who is in internal medicine who had said that some internal infections are hard to treat topically, and even don’t respond well to heavy antibiotics. I personally learned this when prior to my surgery I had two different anti-biotic attempts to clear up my cyst. The first with Cipro (Ciprofloxacin), the second with both Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl (Metronidazole Oral). Neither worked. So, I looked at some alternate remedies. I had tried an array of things in the past. Pills, cream, vegetables on it. Nothing worked. Now where I get to where I’ve meant to get to. I tried Turmeric in pill form. I’ve found that the following has been amazing to for me when boil like bumps show up on my butt cheeks. 2-3 days of 6 pills a day. 10 days following of 3 pills a day. That’s it. I’m going to see if staying on a low dose, about 1 pill a day, will completely prevent flares. I’ve done this 3 times, and within those 3 days the boil like lump has gone from unbearable, to barely noticeable. Then to gone by the end of the 2 weeks. I’ve taken a few brands, Nature’s Valley, Solaray, and one other I can’t recall. The dosage on the pills was anywhere from 300 MG – 500 MG.