I would like to share my experience dealing with my anus abscess. 4 years ago I had an abscess near my anus and had surgery to had it drained. My recovery was painful and took 3 weeks to heal. But the cavity started to fill with pus again once the wound healed. Then I started to look for alternative healing since the obvious didn't work. I found some recommendation to use tea tree oil. I applied and the abscess started to drain the very next day from the opening which was healed earlier and was 'cured' within a week.
This problem was soon forgotten till about 1 week ago when it started to swelled up again!!! My first action was quickly buy another bottle of tea tree oil and applied on the abscess but it didn't help and it quickly grew to a size of a ping pong ball and the pain was un-bearable and went to see a doctor. The doctor said I needed surgery immediately and this time because it grew at the exact same spot, the abscess most likely would have grown bigger and deeper than the last time and he said that he will be cutting a bigger and deeper hole! I was very close to signing the consent form and get ready for surgery but something in me told me to look for alternative because the first surgery was painful and didn't work. I decided not to go for surgery immediately and to search more online for other healing suggestions. I mentally gave myself 2 days before deciding to go for surgery as a last resort.
By accident, I found someone recommend turmeric and his abscess was 'cured' within 1 week. I decided to try, so I mix turmeric and tea tree oil into a paste and applied onto the abscess and went to sleep. The very next morning when I woke up, I feel wetness within my thighs and could smell the unmistakable stench of pus!!! After cleaning up I rushed straight to a doctor and he cleaned up the open wound but told me that there was another abscess and it is not draining. It feels much deeper that the one which was draining. It was maybe a size of a fish ball. The doc told me if it doesn't drain, I might still have to go for surgery to get it removed. Unconvinced, I told him to give me a stronger pain killer and let me wait out for a couple of days more. I went home and continued to apply the turmeric paste and the next day the swelling subsided and when I went back to the doctor, he was surprised that the swelling subsided quite a bit and told me to continue doing what I was doing because it was working. I continued doing this for the next 3 days and by this time the swelling subsided from a ping pong ball to a size of a pea. By this time the doctor was baffled and asked me what I was doing and I told him that I applied a turmeric paste which I mixed myself. He smiled and told me in future he will recommend this method to other patients with similar problems before recommending surgery.
I hope if anyone out there is experiencing this painful problem, get some painkillers and try out this method for 2 days before opting for surgery. Less costly and much shorter recovery time.