Does anyone have experience with recurrences? Mine pops alright with the turmeric paste, but its come back every damn time. Should i just keep putting it on every day or something?
About 2 weeks ago I thought I was having a flair up of my haemorroids so treated accordingly however it just kept getting more and more painful three days later i started to get very high fevers but still didnt associate the two, eventually on the sunday I was in agony and so so ill, I took a bath to try and relieve the pain and discovered a huge swelling to the right side of my anus and all along the inner butt cheek, I freaked out and went to the Emergency Dept where I was told I had an anal abcess (never had heard of it) and that it needed surgery, the surgeons came but when the team heard of my severe allergic reactions to anaestesia decided it was more life threathning to give me the surgery. 48 hours antibiotics were given to try and see if it would help if not then surgery was the only option. I was obviously terrified and in horrendous pain. I tend to be quite proactive so i began my research which led me here. I was skepical but anything is better than potentially dying so i gave it a go - after the first time it started to reduce, by 48 hours it was a lot better so they continued the antibiotics for another 3 days, by friday there was very little pus left so there was no need for surgery however i was put on another 7 days of antibiotics which im still on. Now 10 days in im still doing the epsom salt bath and the paste nightly and ive two questions for the veterans = now all i can feel is that a small area around where the main abcess area was is still harder to the touch than the other side - its not painful or no visible swelling - should i continue with the paste til it feels completely normal? and is the area still meant to feel a bit different til it heals completely? also are there any things i can do to try and prevent it from happening again? Also want to say a huge thank you for the rememedy - it may literally have saved my life :)
After 24 hours of the turmeric, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and baking soda it busted. This works! I can't believe how well.
This is the answer!! Haha!!
I had my first one of these nasty buggers two years ago. Like a couple of the other guys I stumbled around a week or so think8ng I had hemroids or ass cancer. Ince the pain became blinding I went to the doctor. The doctor lanced it because I begged him to. He wanted to send me to a specialist. That surgery used only local anesthesia and was extremely painful. Ince it was drained I was good.
About a week ago another one of these bastards popped up. I knew what it was and went straight to the doc. Too small to lance so he sent me home with a script for cream and antibiotics. After two days of antibiotics and cream I was in pain, extreme pain, only peiple whonhave had these things know this pain!
Anyway, 48 hours of Tumwric/tea tree oil/ coconut oil/baking soda I am pain free the abscess is almost drained.
So glad I found this site. I am somewhat of an anal abscess veteran having survived three prior attacks over the past thirty-odd years. . . Usually I just let it run its course, but that can take up to a week to ten days. Not wanting to have to wait things out suffering this time, I Googled "anal abscesses" and it led me here. Thanks be to God.
I read the entire thread and decided there wasn't much to lose, so off I set out for Wal-Mart (driving on one butt-cheek the (w)hole way). I procured the recommended items, and hurried back home, anxious to give it a whirl.
I took a nice 30 minute long soak in the tub, with the water at 110 degrees, before applying the magic poultice with a wad of cotton balls. I then packed in a large gauze pad, which obligingly stayed in place by the friction of my butt-crack alone. I followed up by commandeering one of my wife's feminine pads and securing it to my shorts with its self-adhesive tape. It took a couple of attempts to get it aligned just right, but I persevered. Finally I put on a pair of loose-fitting shorts, then retired to the boudoir to wait for the magic to happen.
I didn't expect anything to happen right away, and I was right. Just a kind of warm grittiness, and of course the relentless painful throbbing of the blasted "thing" itself. I placed a beach towel under where I was lying, just in case. I went to sleep.
I woke up several times in the night from my restless sleep and tightened my sphincter muscles to test the pain threshold, but alas, each time, I could tell the damn thing still hadn't burst.
Finally, just after dawn I awoke with a coughing fit and realized the pain and pressure were hardly there and there was a wetness down there! Yay! It worked! I felt like a new man.
I got cleaned up, fetched another of my wife's feminine pad things (and some clean underwear of course), and just to be on the safe side, two pair of loosely fitting shorts. I feel wonderful and so glad to have this thing behind me (no pu n).
All I can say is my heart-felt thanks go to this site, and if anyone is sitting on the fence (not that one could with this affliction), wondering if this cure is worth it, just do it. You won't regret it.
Hi all, I'm just getting over my third attack of this.
1st Time. In the crease where my inner thigh meets my buttock, on both sides! Absolute agony. At the time I thought it was related to cycling. After a couple of days, 1 side burst on its own and the other went with antibiotics from the doctor.
2nd time. It was enormous and just above my hole. I went to the doctor and he sent me to the hospital. I had to wait ages (standing) in the waiting room, then they offered me something to "calm me" before the surgery. The trouble was I had to drive home so refused any drugs, local anaesthetic only, 2 seconds of pain and then nothing.
But here's the funny bit, I had to get the dressing changed daily at the local health centre, on the second day they did the most stupid thing ever. I was on preventative antibiotics against infection, they always have a bad effect on my stomach and I found I had to rush to the toilet. At that point I discovered that the idiot in the health centre had completely sealed my hole with a dressing. I had to rip it off, I'm pretty hairy down there! I was laughing and crying at the same time.
Lastly, this bout. Slightly closer to my coccyx and equally painful. For the last few days I've been applying a pad of cotton wool soaked in TCP (an antiseptic liquid for non-UK people who may read this) it stang for about 5 minutes then calmed. 1 day of that and this morning I found the tell tale moisture between my cheeks. A good squeeze (BIG OUCH) and voila! The stench was disgusting and I don't think I'll be eating custard in the near future. That was about 30 minutes ago. It still hurts, nothing like before though, but I think I will keep
going back to it until I'm sure everything is out. Right now I have a gauze pad covering it.
My guess is the TCP had a similar caustic effect to the tea tree oil, that stuff can burn! It brought out the head and the rest came naturally.
In a weird way, the relief is such a satisfying experience, it almost makes the pain that went before worth it. I didn't know I was a masochist until I typed this.
I didn't try any of the other home remedies and they all sound great,, but what worked for me was simply putting a tissue soaked in peroxide on the affected area,, it wasn't messy and I didn't even know it was draining,, I just felt relief and a reduction in size of the abscess,, it may not work for everyone but it cost $1 and helped after only 1 hour,, this was my first treatment so I'm not sure how effective it is for long term but so far it is amazing,, hope this helps someone else!!
This is very rare for me to comment on a random website, but I feel obligated since the information was extremely helpful to my situation. First Thank You all very much for your words of wisdom. I especially liked Lars comment on September 25, 2015 where he explained the full treatment method he utilized including the making of the medical paste.
I first felt a small bump in my anus when I was wiping myself after going to the bathroom. It was about pea sized at the time. This was 4 days ago. I have had hemorrhoids in the past, but this was different b/c there was no pain or irritation at all and no bleeding. To be honest, I was even more nervous because I thought it could be a cancerous colon tumor (one of my close friends recently was diagosed with colon cancer; he is slightly older than me in the mid 40's).
I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to the doctor immediately b/c I was very busy with work the next few days, there was no pain at all, I'm generally very healthy and never get sick, and I really didn't want to know if it was cancerous....I was hoping it would just go away. Well, that changed very quickly! By the next day and a half, the bump grew to the size of a golf ball and it was EXTREMELY painful to sit or do anything. I still thought it was hemorrhoids, so I bought some Preparation H, some disinfectant wipes that contained witch hazel. Those things didn't help at all!
The more I read, the more ignorant I felt. Was this just stubborn case of hemorrhoids that was going to become an Externally Exposed Hemhorroid? A Perirectal Hematoma? An Anal Fissure? Was it indeed Colon Cancer?? Turns out it wasn't any of those, but in fact a Perianal Abscess. I spoke with my friend with colon cancer and he actually said that it was very positive that 1) there was no bleeding, 2) it WAS painful and 3) that it grew so quickly because those are signs that It is NOT cancer. There was another symptom I also experienced....I started to experience flu-like symptoms (body was a bit achy and I was getting a little fever, although I did feel cold chills at times too).
I stumbled upon this website as I was researching my condition (what helped me the most was to compare pictures on the web with my condition and also read the symptoms) and the procedures seemed simple and very logical. But most importantly effective. (I preferred not to go in for surgery, especially in the rectal area!).
I followed the steps Lars suggested (scroll back to 9/25/15 and you can find his comment).....got some Epsom Salt and took a bath for about 30 minutes (I didn't know what a sitz bath was, but it's a special tub that allows for just soaking your butt, but I just took a regular bath). This was very comforting. After that I made the medical paste (I guess the proper term is poultice), which is comprised of baking soda, turmeric (I bought the capsules and poured out the contents), coconut oil and tea tree oil. Make sure you put a lot of tissues over the wound, wear old underwear, and put a towel on your bed because the puss and medical paste makes nasty stains.
I've been doing the baths and putting on the poultice for the last couple days and I feel SIGNIFICANTLY better as the puss has mostly come out (took about 10-11 hours for puss to start coming out) and the pressure has been relieved. While I'm not 100\\% yet, I'm quite confident I will be in a couple of days. I probably should have taken some antibiotics to offset the major infection.
Lastly, while I haven't gone to the doctor yet, I plan to next week. I also want to get a colonoscopy. My friend with the colon cancer said that we should start getting this test when we get into our early 40's.
All u wonderful people !! Am leaping in joy... :-) the wonder paste cured me from the abscess pain in jus 3 hrs !! I had the first abscess occurence in Jan 2016...it was an excruciating pain and I didn't have the patience to Google a home remedy..got it operated and went through a painful procedure.. all went well till last week..again started feeling a pain in the same place..went to the doc and they gave their regular painkillers and told if it doesn't subside would need to do the procedure like last time..I was in no mood to get admitted again..
Came home and searched for a home remedy for anal fistula and abscess formation.. got to read all the posts in this grp...the tea tree oil + turmeric paste combo!!! Whoaaaaa... worked a wonder in just 3 hrs !! Applied it at 10:30 pm and had a sleepless painful 3 hrs...at the end...heard a soft pop and could feel the abscess getting drained into the cotton gauze !! Cleaned myself and sat in a tub of hot water for 10 min..again have put a cotton gauze and planning to visit the doc tomorrow to get a check done...
Thanks u lovely people... and yeah this wonder paste truly works !!!
I have had these painful little things for some time now.the same spot and forced to have it lanced 3 out of 4 times. Luckily i decided to search the web yet another time before rushing to the e.r. This $15 miracle cream is the beez knees!!! Rubbed it on about 6 hours ago and went to bed. Woke up, went to the bathroom and voala open like flood gates instantly relieving pain. I was sceptical just like some others on here.... But spend the 15 bucks and try it before you condemn. Thanks again