- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Pilonidal Cyst Home Treatment Remedies
Recommended - Bath Salts
A great tub of natural bath salts to help your pilonidal cyst in the bath. Thoroughly recommended. Great smell and will help relieve the pain in a natural way.
I’ll cut straight to the chase, because I know you’re looking for pilonidal cyst home treatments, and information about the cause and so on is already available elsewhere. Let me tell you how I got rid of mine without surgery.
Having suffered with a pilonidal cyst for weeks (but what seemed like years), it finally got so painful that I went to the doctors. At the time I hadn’t a clue what it was – a small incredibly painful boil on my backside was what it was to me. After giving me some printouts and antibiotics, the admittedly sympathetic doctor told me to take the antibiotics and come back in a week or so. He also advised that hot baths would help ease the pain.
Well, after dutifully taking the medications (along with some painkillers), nothing happened. It stayed as painful as ever. I was eventually told that surgery would be the only option.
Although I always want to avoid surgery, at the time I was in such agony that anything would have helped. If you have (or have experienced) a pilonidal cyst, you will know the pain I’m talking about. I couldn’t walk, sit down, or even lie down – it was horrific.
So off to the hospital I went, and on the surgery bed I lay – until I was told that surgery would be another 24 hours.
Now, here’s the disclaimer. This is in no way better than a doctor’s advice, because they know more than I do. But what I did next got rid of it.
I upped and walked out of the hospital. I decided to grin and bear it, as it couldn’t last forever.
I went straight home and had a hot bath, when to my surprise, the cyst popped and the fluid came out.
The relief was incredible!
That’s my story of pilonidal cyst home treatment.
Before you go, please read the summary and my notes, because this could be very dangerous according to healthcare professionals.
Recommended - Coccyx Cushion
Sitting down can be excruciating, so it's a great idea to invest in a coccyx cushion. This orthopedic foam cushion can be placed on any chair - it's a must-have to avoid the constant pain.
What I did:
1. Went to the doctors and took some strong antibiotics regularly. The earlier you go, the more chance you have that the medication will work completely.
2. I minimised my movement. Being idle all day wasn’t great, but it certainly helped.
3. I took frequent warm/hot baths. This almost certainly helped soften the cyst, and in the end got rid of it.
A popped pilonidal cyst can be incredibly dangerous! If the pus inside gets into your bloodstream, it could be fatal. You absolutely must see a doctor.
Lastly, pilonidal cysts used to be lanced. Known as ‘jeep-seat’, doctors would lance the cyst in a sterile environment. This is no longer the preferred treatment, and surgery to remove the whole cyst is what is commonly done. Indeed, the surgery does have its drawbacks – I was told that there would be a huge gaping wound and that a nurse would have to come in to apply gauze every week. Although it sounds worrying, medical science does understand it, so if you need the surgery be sure to go for it.
Always remember that however it’s treated – surgery or home treatment - that it could come back again in the future!