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.
I have sat here and read all of these home remedies. I have had an abcess that comes back in almost the same spot for half my life. I have had it lanced several times, have had surgery and basically just a nightmare. Very painful. I had one appear dam near over night, huge and golf ball sized. I was ready for a trip to the hospital. I have been laid up for 2 days, no sitting, walking is just stupid. I decided to try the epsom paste only an hour ago. This is in the bottom area, so I went to the rest room, not expecting anything since it had only been an hour. I came out of there one happy person. It had formed a head and when i pulled the gauze off, it basically drained its self. Still not gone all the way, I dont want to squeeze and make it hurt but it is a fourth of the size it was. I put a new gauze with more paste. I was extremely amazed!! Like a total loss for words!! This will be my go to paste every time!! So happy I want to cry, when you can walk and sit again you think of little things!!
It isn't exactly the best way but I had an abscess on my hip and at the time I did not know what it was. So thinking it was just a very large pimple I squeezed it and some puss came out but it was still very inflamed. I was desperate to make it go away so I used a very sharp knife and cut a small slit across it and drained all the puss out. The pain was still there but not as bad. I went to the doctor and he said it was an abscess but I had already drained it so he gave me an antibiotic to help it heal faster and gauze and packing to absorb and other drainage.
When I was 18 I got one on my right lip of my private area. went to doctors twice they cut it and packed it with gauge but it came back. I was six months pregnant with this boil between my legs an old lady told me to put fat back meat on it about one oclock in the morning it burned so bad for about 1 min then I felt so much relief. So try fat back meat.
I must admit I never believed in home remedies until now, even though I don't like doctors I still go when the pain becomes unbearable. I have been plagued with abscesses under my armpits for year, I had on so bad last year I had to have it lanced and packed for 2 weeks that packing thing was awful I cried every time, sooo this time I was determined to try a home remedy, and I read another person suggestion on the apple cider vinegar and baking soda method, I am submitting this response so someone else can become a believer, that stuff worked! I am almost pain free and the abscess has drained almost completely in 2 days of using that method I am grateful to have found this remedy, I will try to use some other advice to prevent the abscess from returning. Thanks! And try it!
I have to respond to the statement that ' If you leave them alone they will heal on their own. In some cases, that may be true. I Have left them alone Only to have them continue to get worse and worse. I am Not a drug user. I eat right, exercise, take vitamins and drink Plenty of water. Epsom salt on a large band aid works well. However, as stated above, the infections sometimes require an ER visit. The first well I it was on my inner thigh and then a week got so big that it has to be surgically taken care of and I spent seven days in the hospital never ignore it can spread rapidly and become very dangerous for someone's house ever had, I ignored and continue to wait tables