Mild cyst fully treated using tea tree oil - no surgery needed.

roughandtough

New Member
I was absolutely freaking out when I first realized I had a pilo cyst. One thing I tried was putting tea tree oil on the cyst. I did this several times daily and soon noticed it improving. Fast forward several weeks and it was almost not noticeable. A few more months and it's practically gone. About two years later, after swimming a bunch at the beach and not showering as often as usual, I noticed it becoming tender again. So I got some tea tree oil, and after a few days of treatment, it's now totally not noticeable.

This might be useful for people! Please lmk if it works for you
 

smrhem

New Member
Hello,
I JUST had one in June I didn't get it lanced I'd pretty much brought it to a head myself but needed that extra push of the antibiotics to get it out. A couple weeks ago it came back AGAIN, this is 2 in 2 months when I hadn't had one in 16 months. I'm currently managing the one I have but I feel like it's tunneling to another spot. It's very easy to pinpoint because its a sharp pain in a spot, kinda itchy. Should I apply the tea tree oil there? Or to where the abscess is trying to drain from? Do you apply pure tea tree oil or do you mix it with a carrier? I hope this makes sense.
 

roughandtough

New Member
I just generally apply pure tea tree oil to the tailbone section, so it covers the area where I feel the bump/tenderness. I also tried to totally stop touching/squeezing the cysts, once I started putting the oil on them. Realistically, I think the way the oil works is it enters the small hole the cyst is draining from and it's anti septic properties kill the infection, so the bump and tenderness goes away as well as the fluids needing to drain.

I just used the pure tea tree oil I bought at whole foods. It says "100% pure Australian tea tree oil". Please let me know if you have other questions/I missed something.
 

smrhem

New Member
Thanks for your reply. I'd been including the tea tree oil in my hot soaks already but based on your use I thought the topical use would be more affective. I've been diluting it 2 drops and 1 ounce of water, but now my skin is irritated and itchy I feel fine bumps on the whole area.
 
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