What is a cyst?
A cyst is a hard mass filled with various substances in the body. There are many types. The most common form is an epidermoid cyst that grows under the skin.
A doctor or surgeon can help remove this type of cyst. This is the only sure way to get rid of one completely.
Alternatively, you can try home remedies for epidermoid cysts. They help reduce it, reduce its appearance or eliminate discomfort.
A note of caution
Before discussing home remedies, there are a few important things to consider.
You should never attempt to remove or remove cysts at home. This increases the chance of infection. And there is no guarantee that the cyst will disappear completely.
None of the methods mentioned in this article have been proven to help or remove cysts completely. However, science shows that they can help in an indirect way.
Although they have not yet been proven to be effective, these treatments are relatively safe when used properly.
Remember: If your cyst isn’t causing you problems, you don’t always need to remove it.
Talk to your doctor if you have cysts:
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- Hot pressing
Simple heat is the most effective home remedy for removing or reducing cysts.
It is as follows: Heat can reduce the thickness of the fluid in the cyst. In the case of fluid-filled epidermoid cysts, this helps the fluid drain quickly into the lymphatic system. This system helps maintain the body’s fluid balance and acts as a defense against infection.
Although this drug is widely recommended by doctors and reputable sources, there are still no studies proving its effectiveness. There is no research on how science works.
Also, it does not remove the cyst completely – only a health professional can do that. Although this method is not guaranteed to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cysts, it is worth a try.
Heat fresh water to a warm or hot temperature without boiling.
Wait for it to cool to a water-resistant, but hot temperature to reach the skin.
Wet a clean cloth with water and apply it to the cyst for 20-30 minutes.
Repeat several times daily.
- Tea tree oil
Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps with some cysts, albeit indirectly.
Studies have shown that tea tree oil has antibacterial properties. This means that it kills bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens, although it is not as strong and effective as synthetic compounds.
Some cysts are caused by hair loss. They occur when hair follicles do not grow properly, which leads to infection of the sebaceous glands. It forms a pocket of pus that turns into a cyst, called a sebaceous cyst.
Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial which helps in killing the bacterial infection caused by hair loss. This reduces the chance of cysts forming or reducing the appearance of hair loss.
In general, tea tree oil is not a proven treatment for cysts. There is no research yet to show that it can remove or prevent cysts.
Also, since not all cysts are caused by hair loss, tea tree oil is unlikely to help with all types of cysts, but trying it is low-risk and may help reduce cysts.