A lot of people have epidermoid cysts. However, it is a mistake referring to them as sebaceous cysts. Hence, as seen on the Mayo Clinic, sebaceous cysts are not very common and they originate from the sebaceous glands that lubricate the hair and skin.
Often times, the painless, epidermoid cysts don’t require treatment. In most of the cases, people opt for removal due to an infection or simply because of aesthetic reasons. Although there are medical methods for removal, there are a lot of natural remedies as well. If you are more the natural type, take a look at these options:
Home Remedy Hacks list these methods as the best ones:
- Apple cider vinegar
Thanks to the acetic acid in it, apple cider vinegar is a very helpful tool in the removal of cysts. Namely, it protects the skin from bacteria and destroys the infection. Apply some vinegar directly to the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Do this every day for a week until a hard layer of skin forms over the cyst which you need to remove and allow the cyst to drain. Clean the area within a week and new skin will soon start to grow.
Cyst infections can be treated with 1 tbsp of dandelion mixed with some viola. Put the mixture in water to boil for 45 minutes. Then, strain the content and drink it up to 4 times daily for 10 days. Additionally, you can apply the mixture directly onto the cysts for relief.
- Epsom salt
Fill a bathtub with water and add some Epsom salt. Then, soak in the tub in order for the Epsom salt to relieve your pain and swelling.
- Aloe Vera
Apply aloe vera juice directly onto the cyst or drink it.
Soak a tea bag in milk and put it over the cysts overnight. Regular application will reduce the size of the lump and help it heal faster.
Mix some honey, wheatgrass, and banana and apply it directly onto the cyst. Cover it with a cloth and leave it overnight.
- Castor oil
Apply some castor oil onto the cyst and cover it with a hot bag of water or a cloth. Overnight, the cyst will shrink in size.
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