An excessive and constant pressure on the sacrococcygeal area can lead to appearance of pilonidal cyst. The pilonidal cyst is located above the anus, left of the buttocks. The pilonidal cyst is composed of waste matter of the hair and skin. The hair that is not grown irritates the skin and provokes inflammation and appearance of cyst.
Both men and women who are aged from 16 to 25, may suffer from pilonidal cyst.
Often symptoms of the pilonidal cyst are:
- Fever, pain, redness, and swelling at the bottom of the spine, pus or blood draining out of it, bad smell from the pus and tenderness to the touch.
Luckily, instead of surgery, this condition can be solved with these natural remedies which are the most effective:
Chuna is useful when coping with infection caused by a pilonidal cyst, as it detoxified the boil. Mix chuna with turmeric powder and to apply the mix on the area which is affected. It can be covered with a gauze.
You can get relieved from infections which are activated by pilonidal cyst, by adding turmeric in your food. Turmeric is very powerful in treating other diseases, too! In order to make a past, mix turmeric and water, then apply the paste in the affected area three times daily.
Boils and inflammation that are triggered by pilonidal cyst can be treated by Fenugreek. Fenugreek can be used in the form of capsule or powder. Take ½ glass of boiled water and add ½ teaspoon of fenugreek. Cool it before you consume it. You can take fenugreek in form of capsule, 2 capsule per day, in the morning and in the evening.
- Apple cider vinegar
You can get relieved from pilonidal cyst symptoms if you use apple cider vinegar. Take cotton and soak it in apple cider vinegar, then apply it on the affected are. This remedy should be used few times every day.
You can also treat any infection of the skin by using apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can eliminate toxins from our body and has the ability to reconstruct the pH balance, too!
- Garlic& Epsom salt
Garlic and Epsom are known to be very powerful in treatment of pilonidal cyst. In a bath tub which is full with warm water, add to cups of Epsom salt. Your body will eliminate all the toxins thanks to this mix which is full of magnesium minerals and sulfate. For this reason, soak the affected area with this solution for 30 minutes, two times in a day.
Garlic is also known as a great antioxidant and natural antibiotic, and it can fight against germs that provoke pilonidal cysts.
- Aloe Vera
This plant is very beneficial. Aloe fights virus, microbes and bacteria. You can treat skin infections by Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a plant that contains a lot of water, and a juice made from Aloe will treat your skin infections caused by pilonidal cyst. Make a juice from Aloe and consume it once daily.
- Castor Oil
This oil has powerful properties that encourages the process of healing and fights against inflammation. Apply warm castor oil on the area that is affected and cover it with gauze. This treatment should be repeated three times daily.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great antiseptic oil, hence your affected skin can be recovered. Take a cotton pad and soak it with tea tree, then apply it on the affected area.
You will get relieved from stress and pain caused by pilonidal cyst, if you exercise. We advise that you should exercise every day. You can start by walking every day about 1 hour. Yoga is also known to be very beneficial in the treatment of this condition.
- Warm bath
Having a warm bath can reduce the symptoms of pilonidal cyst. By sitting in a warm bath you not only reduce the pain caused by pilonidal cyst, but you also prevent that pilonidal cyst appear again in the future. You should regularly repeat this process.