Thank you very much. I do dilute the tea tree oil, 2 drops in 1 ounce of water. I haven't been jotting it down but I had a 3 hour drive with one break and noticed it was tender during and after, I forgot my pillow :'(. I do remember the date so I will write it down. I also remember sitting really hard and missing my pillow on the floor last month (I work with babies) which immediately caused one that I needed antibiotics for and missed one day of work. I went from none in 16 months to 2 in the last 2 months. I do have a heating pad but loaned it to my pregnant best friend that's having back trouble. I have been doing a warm compress in replacement of that right before bed, I just keep reheating the rag about every 5 minutes. My bf just had a look and says he sees lots of places puss is possibly coming out. Idk if it's a good or bad thing, but it isn't hurting so I'll continue what I've been doing.Hi! No worries at all - I’m so glad you found something helpful in this thread and I’m happy to answer further questions.
Have you tried the heating pad as well? What you’re doing now is right on track, I would add a heating pad (20mins or so, a few times a day). And if you haven’t already, make sure any tea tree oil you put on the area has been diluted (tea tree oil can burn the skin when applied directly). The heat from the pad also really helps reduce the itchiness!
Another suggestion that I have (if you don’t already do this) is to jot down the date of a flare up on calendar and note any potential triggers than you can think of. For example, stress level, food and drink, activity, clothing - and see if there are any common denominators with your flare ups. This might shed some light on what brings your cyst into a flare up and we can troubleshoot those aspects.
I hope this is helpful - Let me know if you have any more questions - I’m here for you! good luck