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Medic for Vaginal Cysts

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A vaginal cyst is a lump of fluid or semi-solid tissue that can develop along the walls of the vagina, usually near the opening of the vagina. They can range in size from as small as a pea to as large as an orange.

Vaginal cysts usually form when a gland or duct becomes clogged, causing liquid or another material to collect inside.

vaginal cyst

There are four different types of vaginal cysts.

  • Inclusion cysts are usually very small and located in the lower back of the vaginal wall.
  • Bartholin’s gland cysts are fluid-filled cysts that form on one of the Bartholin’s glands.
  • Gartner’s duct cysts develop when ducts in a developing embryo don’t disappear as they are supposed to after the delivery of a baby.
  • Mullerian cysts develop from structures left behind when a baby develops.

A vaginal cyst is rarely cancerous and, in many cases, it does not even cause any discomfort. Most often, cysts are discovered during a routine pelvic examination.

In most cases of vaginal cysts, treatment is unnecessary. Treatment is usually needed if you experience discomfort or pain due to the size of the cyst or if there is infection. In such a scenario, one can have symptoms like a soft lump in the vaginal wall, a protrusion from the vagina, discomfort during intercourse and difficulty inserting tampons.

To treat vaginal cysts, there are many simple and effective home remedies. These remedies also help fight any infection as well as promote healing.

home remedies for vaginal cysts

Here are the top 10 home remedies for vaginal cysts.

1. Sitz Bath

Taking a sitz bath is beneficial for reducing the discomforts of vaginal cysts. It can help alleviate irritation and encourage healing by promoting drainage of the cyst.

Plus, sitz baths help keep the area clean and reduce the risk of an infection.

sitz bath to reduce vaginal cysts

  1. Partially fill a bathtub with warm water.
  2. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt into the water.
  3. Soak just your genital area for about 15 minutes at a time or until the water loses its heat.
  4. Pat dry gently afterward.
  5. Take a sitz bath 2 or 3 times a day for a week.

You can also buy a sitz bath kit that you can put over your toilet seat to make soaking easier.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Another effective and easy remedy for vaginal cysts is apple cider vinegar. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar can help reduce the size and swelling of vaginal cysts.

As apple cider vinegar helps maintain the pH level of the vagina, it further reduces the risk of infection and even prevents the development of more cysts.

apple cider vinegar to treat vaginal cysts

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in ½ cup of warm water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and place it directly over the cyst for 1 minute. Repeat 3 or 4 times daily for a few days. Or, you can leave in place for 20 to 30 minutes, once daily until the cyst softens. If you can bear it, then you can mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water and use this solution instead. To help soothe the area, you can then apply coconut oil on the cyst.
  • Alternatively, pour 1 cup of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a bathtub filled with warm water. Soak your lower body in the water for 15 minutes. Do it 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Also, add 1 teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it twice daily to promote healing from within.

3. Warm Compress

Applying a warm compress to a cyst is another easy and effective way to soften it and encourage draining, which in turn helps in the healing process.

A warm compress also helps kill bacteria to reduce the risk of infection and it fights inflammation.

warm compress to drain vaginal cyst

  1. Soak a washcloth in hot water and wring out the excess water.
  2. Hold the warm cloth on the affected area for a few minutes.
  3. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day until the fluid starts draining out of the cyst.

Caution: Take care not to burn the delicate tissue in the vaginal area.

4. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can really help with the pain and inflammation associated with vaginal cysts. It is particularly good for treating bartholin cysts.

tea tree oil to get rid of vaginal cysts

Not only the pain, tea tree oil also helps get rid of harmful bacteria in the vaginal area and thus reduces the risk of an infection. In fact, it helps drain the cyst within 1 or 2 days.

  • Mix 2 or 3 drops of 100% tea tree oil in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Using a cotton ball, apply this oil on the cyst. Leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Use this remedy once or twice a day or as needed.
  • Also, add 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil to a cup of water. Use this solution to rinse the affected area a few times daily.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric also works great for treating vaginal cysts. The compound curcumin in turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps fight pain and inflammation.

In addition, turmeric is a natural antiseptic, which means it can help prevent and treat any infection.

turmeric heals vaginal cyst

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric power and a little coconut oil to make a paste. Apply the paste over the cyst and allow it to sit for a couple of hours. Rinse the area with lukewarm water. Repeat again until the cyst bursts.
  • Also, drink a glass of hot milk with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in it to promote healing and control pain.

Be careful when applying turmeric paste, as it can cause yellowish stains on fabric and skin.

6. Garlic

Garlic is another effective home remedy for any kind of vaginal cysts, mainly due to its potent antibiotic properties. It helps kill the bacteria present around the cysts, which reduces the risk of an infection.

garlic for vaginal cysts

When ingested, garlic also helps boost the immune system to help fight infections and promote healing.

  • Apply a little bit of crushed garlic on the cyst for 2 minutes. Rinse it off well with lukewarm water. You can follow up with application of coconut oil to reduce the stinging garlic might have caused. Do it 1 or 2 times a day.
  • Also, you can eat 1 crushed garlic clove 2 or 3 times a day, followed by a glass of water, to boost your immunity.

Medic for Vaginal Cysts was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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17 thoughts on “Medic for Vaginal Cysts”

  1. Comment: Iam totally impressed though m still pressed by this unfamiliar encounter…i need it treated very quickly.
    .abdominal pains and vaginal discomfort…what could be the problem

  2. If you’re an idiot like me and squeeze one of these things and they get infected LISTEN UP. You could go to the doctor but (if like me) you don’t want to spend money/go on antibiotics/let your doctor forever look at your vadge, you can still probably get away with it.
    1. Don’t squeeze it. It’s gross and gets infected
    2. When you shower, use a clean washcloth to gently wipe the area
    3. Put a spoon in hot water. Wrap that in a clean cloth. Apply to the thing!
    4. If it oozes (!!) or if you’re just hardcore (and I know this isn’t healthy for the vagina so just eat some cottage cheese or whatever to avoid a yeast infection) dab a bit of savlon on it with cotton wool.

    I have managed to go from something that was probably an abcyss and bloody sore, to a smaller cyst than before. Still taking care and assuming it’ll be gone soon. Obviously if it doesn’t go away, just suck it up and visit your doctor

    1. I use a mix I make myself. Colloidal sliver and Lavender. Soak lavender buds in the silver over night (500ml is ample) Drain and bottle in dark spray bottles. Amazing antibiotic, bacterial, and soothing. Good for genital herpes as well.

  3. Number 4 totally worked in less than 24 hours. I soaked a flat cotton round in the solution and laid it against my labia for 20 mins twice, rinsed as advised. It busted, cleaned it with a few more cotton rounds and gave it a few squeezes. Voila! No more pain!

  4. So I tried yogurt for a totally different reason. I watched a YouTube video about using yogurt for a yeast infection so I bought plain sugar free yogurt and used it in the inside of the labia. And of course did a rinse using a douche but dumbed the stuff out and mixed water and the yogurt together. I’ve had the cyst for a very long time. But when I used the yogurt after a few times the cyst was gone… well the puss that was there was gone. I still have an appt to get rid of it but I’ve had it puss filled for years and it never went away until I used the yogurt!!! I was amazed and I didn’t know it was a home remedy for it either. Use yogurt it really works!!!

  5. As someone who had suffered from vaginal cysts about every 3 months and know all too well the pain and discomfort you suffer. I decided to cut out ALL liquid body wash, if you read the ingredients they are about a paragraph long, I switched to all natural bar soap. I’m happy to report since avoiding all liquid body wash I have not had a cyst almost a year cyst free. I’m not a Dr., but if my story helps even one person its worth it. I do feel there should be studies on this. 🙂

    1. Hey thanks.. Only after started using liquid soap i got cyst. Will stop it immediatly. Hope it gets cured.

  6. I have a problem..my vag is cut while having sex..after few days thier are some lumps growing around my cut and its very uncomfortable to walk and there is pus also…what should i do?the cut is still not healing

  7. My cyst is inside the vagina. I diagnosed it while cleaning it. I felt a kind of itching inside my vagina so I thought of cleaning it with my finger. Then I felt a lump which is as big as a pea. Please tell me is it a matter of concern.
    Sadia Sadaf

  8. I have had been getting cyst for a few months now and i only use Dove Soap and try not to wear tight clothing and not shave too often. I hate that there is no cure for this i feel so self concious about this does anyone else do anything different for this

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