Home Remedy for Bartholin Cyst that WORKS!

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I'm 24 and starting getting bartholin cysts just over a year ago. It has recurred at least 6 or 7 times, and I have had an Incision and Drainage performed twice, one under local anesthetic and once under general. I can't stress enough, GET THE GENERAL! The needle with the anesthetic was BEYOND painful, and I'm not ashamed to admit I screamed bloody murder when they cut the thing open! Hands down, the most painful experience of my life. With the general, I experienced zero pain and no memory of the procedure.

Yesterday, to my horror I felt the familiar hardened bump start to rise. Today at work, where I sit at a desk all day, the pain went from tolerably uncomfortable to unbearable. After being driven to the ER and speaking with a doctor, I decided to forgo the surgery, or at least postpone it, and give home remedies one last try. In my searches through forums and websites, I saw the same remedy mentioned a few times: Phoebe's Cure. I decided I had nothing to lose, drove to the pharmacy, and picked up the necessary ingredients: a bottle of calamine lotion, a bottle of witch hazel, a bottle of tea tree oil, and a roll of gauze. At this point, it was about 5:00 in the afternoon. I drove home, drew myself a hot bath and added Epson salts, and sat for about 20 minutes. When I got out, I soaked the gauze in a mixture of 6 oz of calamine lotion, 2 teaspoons of witch hazel, and 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil. The recipe actually only asks for 1 teaspoon of the latter two ingredients, but at that point I was almost hysterical with pain so I figured, go big or go home. I soaked the gauze in the mixture, then covered the cyst (likely an abscess at this point) with the gauze, held in place with my underwear. I left this for about 40 minutes, swapped for a hot compress for about 10 minutes, then applied another soaked gauze for about 30 minutes. At this point, I couldn't even help crying from the pain. I took a painkiller, and drew myself another hot bath, this time using table salt instead of Epson salts. I stayed in again for about 20 minutes, then restarted the cycle of changing the soaked gauze every 30 minutes or so. I could feel the cyst growing in size and getting even harder, and I noticed the mixture in the gauze was causing some stinging. At around 9:00, about 3 and a half hours after I drew the first bath, (WARNING, this is gross! Please do not read past this point if you are squeamish!) I was lying on the couch and suddenly felt liquid drip down. I put some mild pressure on the gauze, then went to the bathroom to see what was going on. Full disclosure, I'm also on my period right now, making it extremely difficult for me to tell exactly what was going on. I pulled the gauze away and sure enough there was a large spot of pus about as big as a Canadian Twoonie. I wanted to cry in relief, but didn't let myself believe I was out of the woods yet. I swapped for a new gauze again, left it, checked again, and sure enough, more pus. I put pressure on the spot where it seemed to be originating from with the gauze, and when I pulled it away, more pus. I cried with absolute relief.

I have never, ever found a home remedy that was even remotely effective for this ailment or any other. I am BLOWN AWAY at how effective this was! Let me preface this by saying I'm not a medical professional by any means, but I believe this worked by bringing the pus to the surface of the abscess until it finally burst. The originating spot of the pus was the spot that had become the hardest and probably the most painful point on the abscess over the three and a half hours of changing gauzes.

If you experience painful bartholin cysts or abscesses, PLEASE give this a try! Absolutely worth it!

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    UPDATE: I just woke up after having left the gauze with calamine lotion, tea tree oil, and witch hazel on all night, having switched it whenever I woke up every few hours. I noticed it was stinging intensely all night. When I woke up this morning, I went to the bathroom and felt a small pop when I wiped. I looked down and see pus just pouring out of a small hole, where it had burst the night before. This cure made a hole that I can drain the pus through, I can't even describe the relief right now! I have never been so impressed with a home remedy!

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      I am so pleased you are out of the woods so to speak.

      Mine started yesterday. I have been using the turmeric and oil pack. This morning a little pus came out in the bath. I squeezed a bit but couldn't get any more out. I the tried the salt pack but it's so sore In there I had to remove it.

      I have just done another turmeric pack. It's very inflamed and very sore.

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    I too tried Phoebes cure today, left it on for 45mins, hotbath, another cotton bud soaked in the cure for 45 mins and a little hole appeared never been so glad to see blood! Whoever Phoebe is, thank you! And thank you brave women for discussing it so openly, it's not an easy topic!

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      After 36 hours of bathing, and switching to the mixture of phoebes cure I woke at 3am to such pain, I waddled to the bathroom  as you do, my body tired and broken. I sat on the loo, and when I did a pee, and did all I could muster for a wipe, I saw pus.. that cyst was going to be empty by the time I was finished with it. I delicately, and I mean delicately!! Used the tissue to squeeze the cyst empty. Once it started to empty, a mixture of pus and blood, the relief really was instant! I cried with relief!! A few hours later, I managed to sleep a bit and now it feels like a distant memory! It did mess up our ivf cycle which was the most upsetting thing about it. But we can try again I know. 

      Stick with this treatment ladies, it will work for you. It just has to get worse before it gets better x 

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      Hi Jody

      Curious if you’ve had a BC that wasn’t abscessed or infected. I detected mine early last time and warded off infection for a few days. After two days of applying tea tree oil and taking aloe Vera pills along with regular sitz baths, mine just reabsorbed. Has that ever happened to you?

      Felt one again about 2 days ago after evading it for 15months. Caught this one early too and am doing regular sitz baths but the simple tea tree/aloe combination hasn’t worked its magic yet so I have started Vitamin C supplements, probiotics, a silica spray along with heating pad over long hours. 

      It’s not worse but it’s not much better.

      Do you recommend Phoebe’s cure for an uninfected cyst? I would really rather that it reabsorbed like last time and did not come to popping.

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    Phoebe's cure is amazing!! Been doing it for the past 2 days with an epsom salt bath once a day. Left it on overnight last night and woke up in excruciating pain. Took a bath and it popped... instant pain relief.  I'm so grateful to all you brave ladies for sharing your stories smile 

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    I’m 17 and this is the third time my cyst has gotten infected. The first time I had no idea what it was but it was a constant pain and discomfort to the point where I could not even walk. It took three days for it to pop. The second time resulted in me going to the hospital which was the worst decision I ever made, the doctor was rude and rough. The numbing medicine did not even work and the pain was even worse. Yesterday was the third time I got the infection and I’m glad I caught the swelling early. I started crying in fear because I was afraid of the pain I was going to have to go through but my boyfriend found this cure and I am happy he did. I was still able to walk yesterday so I got the ingredients for the cure and it worked!! I am so happy! But I am having the surgery soon so hopefully I won’t go through this again!! Thank you for sharing this cute it really helped me out! 
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    Hi,

    Wow you brave girl! I too suffer with this nasty cyst and it really affects my gym time, I love nothing more than getting on my spin bike. Mine has flared up I’m going to go out and get these ingredients today! The docs just don’t really know how to help other than what seems like butcher us. Thank you for this too too I hope things are all good now. Xx all the way from the uk xx

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    Oh dear god! I have been cursed with a few of these damn things over the last few years.. been to my gp twice in 7 days to be told to go home and continue with the antibiotics. Sorry doc, it feels like my insides are falling out! 

    I’m currently on round two of the phoebes cure process, laying on a towel, complete with tears! Praying this will work as I can’t stand the pain anymore ????

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      I’m so sorry, it’s just not fair! When mine is being good I still treat it with tea tree oil. I also take Silica complex to, that’s supposed to help dry out cyst. I’ll tske anything! Hang in there! X
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      After 36 hours of bathing, and switching to the mixture of phoebes cure I woke at 3am to such pain, I waddled to the bathroom  as you do, my body tired and broken. I sat on the loo, and when I did a pee, and did all I could muster for a wipe, I saw pus.. that cyst was going to be empty by the time I was finished with it. I delicately, and I mean delicately!! Used the tissue to squeeze the cyst empty. Once it started to empty, a mixture of pus and blood, the relief really was instant! I cried with relief!! A few hours later, I managed to sleep a bit and now it feels like a distant memory! It did mess up our ivf cycle which was the most upsetting thing about it. But we can try again I know. 

      Stick with this treatment ladies, it will work for you. It just has to get worse before it gets better x 

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    I usually don’t do reviews on things but but this one felt important. I’ve been getting these cysts since I was 22( about 3 years now). I had one recently that I’ve had since December but it started to get sore. It wasn’t excruciating pain but I wanted to be proactive. So yesterday I did my research, found phoebes cure and went during my lunch break to get the ingredients and make the mixture. I got a travel size bottle so I could do this at work. From 1p-6p I changed the mixture on a cotton pad every hour and then gave myself a break until bed time. I did my normal gym work outs followed by volleyball. At 11p I got another cotton pad, soaked it, put in in place and went to bed. I woke up at 6a (sorry if this gets gross) and something felt damp- my clothes. The cyst that I had for over a month broke in less than 24 hours.  Phoebes cure really works, I’m so grateful for it! 
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      After 36 hours of bathing, and switching to the mixture of phoebes cure I woke at 3am to such pain, I waddled to the bathroom  as you do, my body tired and broken. I sat on the loo, and when I did a pee, and did all I could muster for a wipe, I saw pus.. that cyst was going to be empty by the time I was finished with it. I delicately, and I mean delicately!! Used the tissue to squeeze the cyst empty. Once it started to empty, a mixture of pus and blood, the relief really was instant! I cried with relief!! A few hours later, I managed to sleep a bit and now it feels like a distant memory! It did mess up our ivf cycle which was the most upsetting thing about it. But we can try again I know. 

      Stick with this treatment ladies, it will work for you. It just has to get worse before it gets better x 

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