Another good ingredient that can be used to treat vaginal cysts is yogurt.
Being rich in lactobacillus bacteria, Greek yogurt helps restore the normal vaginal pH level. This inhibits activity of infectious organisms that can cause an infection, which would make the condition worse and delay the healing process.
Also, it reduces vaginal odor.
- Soak a cotton ball in plain yogurt and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours, then rinse the area thoroughly. Do it 2 or 3 times a day.
- Also, you can eat 1 to 2 cups of yogurt daily.
A time-tested remedy for vaginal cysts is sepia. Sepia is made from the dark, brownish-gray pigment obtained from the ink sac of the cuttlefish.
Sepia is an effective remedy for fighting inflammation and pain associated with vaginal cysts. It can also be used to prevent development of additional cysts.
It is readily available in homeopathic clinics in pellets or liquid form. For the correct dosage, consult your doctor.
- To prevent vaginal cysts, ask your partner to be gentle during sex.
- Do not squeeze, scratch or puncture a cyst. Allow it to drain on its own to reduce the risk of infection.
- Keep the area clean by washing it regularly with a medicated V-wash.
- Never douche, as it can irritate the cyst.
- If a cyst is painful, consider using a sanitary napkin instead of a tampon during your periods.
- Maintain good hygiene habits to prevent infection of a cyst and the formation of an abscess.
- To treat an infected vaginal cyst, you may need to take antibiotics.
- You can opt for surgery to remove the cyst, if there is lot of discomfort or the cyst keeps returning.
- Increasing your vitamin A, vitamin B and zinc intake helps promote healing of the skin tissues.
- If recommended by your doctor, get a biopsy done to rule out the possibility of cancer.