With all due respect to all the gushing comments here about home remedies. My experience has been different. I hope this is published as it should be. Here it is. I am in my early 40s. Had a an access develop quickly over 2 days and nights. Tried the warm sitz baths and the turmeric+baking soda+tea tree+coconut oil remedy - several times over the two days. No relief. Things got really sore and painful and on day 3 I decided to go to the emergency services. The admitted me. Administered general anaesthesia. lanced it. and I was conscious in 30 minutes. Much relieved. I don't discount the efficacy of homer remedies but when the pain in the butt starts to scream, its time to find the doctor! Good luck everyone
The first time I suffered perianal abscesses was in my early 40s and only a month after having surgery to remove my hemorrhoids! I went to the emergency room to diagnose and treat these extremely painful anal boils, something much more painful than the hemorrhoids! To treat them, I went to the emergency room and the surgeon lanced them without anesthesia and wow did that HURT!
After a pretty painful month dealing with both issues, I haven't had anal 'issues' till just a few weeks ago.
Suddenly I started feeling the 'boils' develop just under my sphincter. Even after 20+ years, I knew exactly what would follow ... something I did not want to deal with again by going to the emergency room for surgical lancing of the abscesses.
Ergo, I searched the Web for a homeopathic solution, including this website. So I thought it only appropriate to share the resulting methods used to deal with very painful experience.
To say the least it was VERY effective, providing drainage and relief after only one treatment before going to bed. I didn't even require a sitz bath before :-) So without further ado, here's the treatment method that's getting me GREAT results.
1st, and most important, make your poultice.
* 2 tsp turmeric
* 2 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp coconut oil
* 1/4 tsp or 15 drops of tea tree oil
1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a small bowl, preferably glass, to a smooth paste consistency.
Next, start treating the abscesses.
1. Take warm shallow bath or sitz bath with epsom salt for 20-30 minutes. Re-filling with warm water as necessary.
2. When done with bath, pat and dry the area with a towel or cotton cloth. Never allow infected area to stay wet.
3. With a q-tip or other type of swab, apply poultice directly on abscess, spreading it over the entire area.
4. Cover or stuff gauze into area so it won't easy fall out.
5. Use powder or cotton in your inner wear to keep area dry.
Ideally, do this three times a day with the last before going to bed. If in the morning, the abscess hasn't begun to drain, repeat daily till it does.
Note: In my case I started before going to bed, not even taking a bath and the next morning the abscesses had already begun to drain :-) However, I did have to change my bed sheets ;-)
To help promote proper healing I'm finding what you do after the abscess begins to drain is very important.
After care treatment:
* After drainage begins, as necessary, gently wipe affected area with soft cotton cloth soaked in hot water and rubbed with hypoallergenic soap. The last thing you want now is a cleansing liquid or bar soap that causes irritation to your skin!
* Hot compresses can also help the healing process by enhancing blood circulation and diluting the infective toxins.
* As with the treatment, never allow infected area to stay wet.
* Daily nutrients and drinking lots of water and fluids can also help dilute the toxins that still remain while mitigating recurrences down the road. A daily multi-vitamin is a good place to start.
Here two PDFs on after care, regardless of whether you decide on surgery or home remedy:
Ongoing Preventative Management
* Take plenty of water and fruit juices to avoid constipation
* Follow hygienic measures in your ongoing cleansing and caring for the area.
* Get in the habit of passing stool twice a day to avoid strain to rectum and anus
* Don’t strain while defecating. It is better to have semisolid stool for easy defecation
* Sitz bath – After passing stool, take a warm sitz bath with salted water for 10 minutes. In a pinch you can use a hot rinsed soft cotton cloth rubbed with hypoallergenic soap to keep the area hygienically clean.
* • Avoid nylon underwear and use cotton ones
* If you do get another attack treat abscess immediately. Don't wait!!
I hoped the above helps those in need of relief and thanks to everyone here who've shared their challenges and solutions :-)
I've had this once before and only cure was to take antibiotics. However, I was not able to go to my doctor since i was overseas, i decided to try one of the remedies here until I went back.
I was in so much pain (pain when you go to the restroom, cough, move get in out of chair etc) so I tried the Tea Tree Oil and Turmeric remedy. I put in on and felt a soothing relief. about 6 hours later, i was able to move cough with pain. next morning after putting more of the remedy every 6-8 hours. I was just about in no PAIN!! I couldn't believe it. Thank you for all your help who ever discovered this!!
Tip: the solution will get your hands stained so please wear gloves when washing! Otherwise you will have orange fingers. =)
i have had anal abscesses for over 30 years had 4 operations to drain and repair even had stent but nothing worked last year when one healed i was getting one straight away whilst in the hospital waiting area i was talking to a woman and a friend of hers was also suffering with the same abscesses she said to take yeast tablets 6 per day as a cure i have been on these tablets for 6 months now and i have not had a abscess since i am over the moon hope this helps others
I was at my wits end until I came across this thread! I spent so much $ on prep H and other crap when my savior was 2 ingredients that I had in my kitchen! I made a past of turmeric and tea tree oil and put it on. The relief was almost immediate. I kept it on for a few hours when it began to sting a little. I was wearing an overnight pad in a effort to avoid a mess. I noticed a few red spot but chalked it up to the turmeric. I got in an epson salt bath for less then 10 mins ( i have serious add when it comes to baths) While waiting for the water to drain i ran hot water down over the inflamed area. When i got our i slathered even more of the turmeric paste on ..... but this time IT BURNED!!! I toughed it out and the pain eventually subsided. A few hours later I felt very wet back there. Upon investigation I realized cyst was draining it self! It smells to the high heavens but the relief is intoxicating!!! Still not 100% yet but Im giddy with relief!!!
I don't know what I have. All I know is that last year I got what appeared to be a Bartholin cyst then after that my rectum started swelling over a period of months (thought it was hemi's).. anyway recently I decided to try some diaper rash cream that has 40% zinc oxide and low and behold, after a year with this it seems to be going down. I haven't gone to the Dr (no insurance and embarrassed anyway). I could be hemorrhoids or it could be an abcess. Either way the zinc oxide seems to be working. I'm going to add some hydrocortisone cream to the remedy as well.
I just tried this for the boil that I had near the anus I took 2 teaspoons of turmeric and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil then applied it directly on infected area after an hour rinsed with hot water as hot as possible. Then again applied same mixture of turmeric and coconut oil then immediately the boil drained out believe me it worked for me and what a relief...hope this helps ... Thanks
Mixed freeze dried turmeric from a bottle (from my local Down to Earth store) with a few drops of tea tree oil and a drop of nature's sunshine silver shield to a good consistency that would 'wet' all of the turmeric. Spread this on at night on my husband and made sure he wore a pad to catch what would drain. Would do twice a day.
Found the turmeric and tea tree oil remedy adter 4 months of going to doctors and being misdiagnosed in its 'early' stages as 'just hemorrhoids' and 'just a skin tag'. Got referred to a surgeon who prescribed nitroglycerin since he was unsure what the tender hard feeling to the side of his Anus was. He also had fissures and was using fissure control but there seemed to be a 'deeper pain' the surgeon didn't diagnose. I came here bc he was in so much pain and I couldn't get an appt with his doctor! the first night much of it drained onto a pad and he thought or was just the mixture but it was barely half a teaspoon of mixture I used but plenty of 'liquid' on the pad. The second day a second 'head' also emerged and drained. It is now day 5 and the area is soft again and he isn't in pain when he has a BM! Hoping that continuing on this path will lead to an all around healing.
I want to share my situation as well. I read the posts after finding a large 'lump' near the region and based on where it was and pictures online, assumed abscess. I still scheduled a colorectal visit with doctor, but figured it couldnt hurt to use the tea tree oil and tumeric home remedy, as cant do any harm, and seems universally to reduce swelling and make things go away
DUring the 4 days before my visit, the swelling did go down, though still there, and was excited like everyone else was. This thing was huge.
So I go to doctor, explain history, and my treatment, and he tells me it isnt an anal abscess. Rather, a thombrous hemorroid, or blod clot thing. He said, the reason it went down, was not because the tumeric tea tree oil, it was because it doesnt need surgery, etc.. it will just go away within a week or two.
I am not saying you shouldnt use the home remedy, but the doctor did say something to know.
If it doesnt hurt, it isnt an abscess, its something else. So if you use anything, like tea oil and tumeric, and it goes away, its not because of that. Its because the ailment wasnt serious.
If it does hurt really bad.. then it probably is an abcess, and you can still use the treatments, but see a doctor, as it could be more serious, including internal explosions, deep fistulas, etc..
I would just hate for people with a thombrous hemorroid, which goes away naturally, to think that this treatment works (which it may) and to not go see a doctor, when it could be something really serious.
Anal Abcesses are usually agonizing. I love Homeopathic home remedies, but I would use in congruous visit with a professional .
(apologies moderators for previous post, I was typing to see how this forum worked..)
I just wanted to say a big thankyou to everyone who has posted in this forum for helping me, for now, alleviate this awful thing. Am a 30yr old male who didn't expect it!
I read a lot on this forum about how tumeric, tea tree oil, epsom salts, baking soda and vinegar can help as anal abscess and I just wanted to share my experience with everyone else and encourage them to try these ideas before seeking surgery.
Need to say there's nothing conclusive here, just my experience:
About a week ago I felt something weird down near where my ass cheeks meet my thigh and thought nothing of it, the next day it was definitely something that was the size of maybe the end of my thumb.
I googled this and concluded (from what info was available) that I had a perennial abscess and read a lot of horror stories about (not so much) having it lanced but then having it packed etc and the pain involved. I thought of trying anyyythinggg else than that, and though have never tried 'natural' remedies came across this forum. Am an advocate for neither natural or 'modern' surgery - just wanted to avoid pain/suffering etc!!
So googled and came across this forum and found suggestions for remedies that essentially fell into two camps: a tumeric and tea tree oil (maybe with water) mixture and an apple cider vinegar and baking soda mixture. In addition to this epsom salt baths were recommended.
For the record at this point it was becoming painful - like from a 'fun' lump to something that was causing proper, not excruciating but potentially, pain. Like pulling a nose hair out!
First night after reading I tried mixing what I could find close by locally in my town - tea tree oil and baking soda (even though this specific combination was not recommended per se) and to be honest not sure it did much, or help swelling reside at all. To be honest also a problem is it didn't make a great 'paste' and felt more like trying to stick a grainy gel to my skin.
Next day I went out to find tumeric and mixed it with the tea tree oil. Not sure if 1:1 ratio or what, but kept adding either til it formed a smooth paste - smooth enough to apply to the area and have it stick like a regular cream. Anyway I put it on without a dressing (not to go into too much detail but taping a dressing to this area would have meant a lot of pubic hair pain when pulling it off) and followed what another posted had said of pulling on tight boxer briefs after. I was amazed how little of it went onto the boxer briefs, it stuck to the area great.
Anyway after about 8 hours I went to the bathroom and the abscess felt very 'tender' eg ready to burst, like a childhood pimple ready to pop.
I don't know why but I decided to apply some white wine vinegar I had bought (couldn't find the recommended apple cider) to the area and when I pulled the cotton wool ball I'd put the vinegar on off the area....it was suddenly seeping puss. Yes disgusting, but such a relief. I have to say though, in the most minor of ways, like a tiny pinprick.
So because I didn't think some others went enough in depth: it absolutely seeped puss (like small-medium sized globules on paper towels) at a regular rate for about 20minutes then lessened. I then thought I'd listen to others on this forum and got straight into a hot bath where it appeared to drain more but at a lesser rate. At a point I decided that further squeezing etc could cause more harm than good.
Overnight some more drained but nothing to write home about.
I should also add in its most painful stage I took some nurofen painkillers and they probably helped me through the worst of it! Highly recommended.
Since then (48hrs ago) I've been going about my day to day and its getting better and better. Gone from what was at its peak golf ball sized to now like a grape. I expect this to continue.
What I don't know:
1. Is it entirely fixed? I don't know, all I can say is its gone from 100% red alert to feeling like a pimple on my ass! I'll keep updating if interested. I've read another great post about how they felt there was something deeper underneath, and I do to a degree feel that still - there is still a pocket there that is decreasing but still exists. So I can't at all say I'm out of the woods - but I'm feeling 10000% better.
2. What did the job - vinegar, tumeric, tea tree oil, epsom or what? My honest opinon is that it was the tea tree oil and tumeric mixture that did it for me - just my opinion but its what happened. I think a rub of vinegar afterwards helped bring it from 99.9% burst to 100% burst, but maybe a rub of water would have done the same. But definitely the tumeric and tea tree oil is my recommendation.
Should also add that after bursting I tried re-applying tumeric and tea tree oil mixture but because after bursting the 'hole' is very sensitive it stung really bad. So i've switched to a combination of this (can't post links, in UK if you google this..)
Boots Tea Tree Cream - 30ml £4.39
Tea tree oil cream, mixed on about 1:1 with tumeric (plus a bit of water to make up the difference, do it in half teaspoons) and have found over last 24 hours it is still helping to pro-actively reduce the swelling down to what is now pea sized. Also mixing tumeric with a cream makes it FAR easier to apply than other methods. This gets important when its poultice vs cream in a difficult area.
Sorry for that really lengthy post but the point is that a few days ago I was horrified of that thing on my butt, and from following directions on this page (no easy answers...) it has gone from 100% red alert to pretty much nothing and I hope it continues til its nothing.
If you're reading this page for the first time please please please consider giving these ideas a go before going for that painful surgery that I've (til this point, fingers crossed) only read about!
Happy to answer any queries...