I am moving in about 6 weeks so I figured I have atleast that long before I can consider surgery.So, I've decided to take a homeopathy approach. I went and talked with a homeopathy doctor and he suggested I try a couple of things. I am taking Silicea, this helps with boils and will also help with the ingrown hair. It will help with getting rid of the ingrown hair that has caused the cyst. I am also taking Hepar Sulphuris and this helps with infection, dealing with puss and the odor. I was told by taking the two together it would help heal from the inside out. Doctor said this has been known to work on some people and others it has not. Keep in mind the only thing my cyst is doing is draining. He told me to try it out for a week and see what happens, so I am. I have no problem trying something alternative when the other decision is surgery. You can buy Silicia and Hepar Sulphuris in most health food stores that deal with holistic healing. They cost about 5 bucks a piece, so figure I would give it a try and let you all know what , if anything has changed in the next week.