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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 hemoroids! 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.
Poultice Ingredients:
* 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.

Treatment Method:
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's a great PDF 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 :-)

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Lars, thank you so much for sharing. I have had to have a drain put into a VERY painful abscess and now completing the drainage and healing. Q: Can you put the mixture you suggest on an open wound to help drain the last bit of the abscess?


Will this actually work?


Thank you for taking the time to share, Lars and for the great information.



I just wanted to write and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing this post. I've suffered with extremely painful abscesses for 14 years. I've had countless surgeries, trips to A&E, and completely terrible days. I've dreaded having to go to have them lanced, the side effects from the endless antibiotics, the pain when you leave them, the scars they leave behind - all of it. At 28 years old, my wonderful mum found your remedy this last weekend after I developed my first abscess in a year (almost to the day - the last one was a hospital job and the scar isn't properly right yet). We tried it, and in 3 treatments over 24 hours my abscess burst on its own. Whilst obviously painful, it saved me from hospital - and the inevitable scar, and it was nowhere near as painful as what happens when you seek medical advice. I'm sat here 48 hours later and I can barely feel a thing. This has never happened before and I honestly can't thank you enough. Nor can I urge other sufferers enough to try it. I'd got to the point where I'd try anything, but I never believed something like this would work. It 100\% did. You've literally changed my life and I can't thank you enough.


AMAZING!! I didnt do the bath before but I put some of this mixture on and in about 4 hours it had burst open on its own!



help me

Will colgate toothpaste do the job. I used different toothpaste one that doesn't contain sodium flouride. So I've decided to use colgate since it has sodium flourise in it. Is colgate good for an abscess.


I'm in tears and begging for any help or advice because my doctors and nurses have been of no help. Several months ago I noticed a lump smaller than a pea just under the skin I'm the crease of my leg/groin area almost back towards my bottom but more on the outside of my woman parts. The lump caused no pain and didn't seem to change in size until this past Monday when I woke up and in that area felt a lump the size of a dime that was very sore. I went in to my OBGYN the following day who informed me it was an abscess. He prescribed antibiotics and stated I would need to go to the ER to have it lanced. Being that I have never had this, I thought the antibiotics were to get rid of it and if they didn't, I would then need to go to the ER. I also questioned if this could be related to a cyst I had drained in my breast in July. He said possibly. By Friday I couldn't take the pain anymore and I was frantically searching the web and making phone calls to nurses to try and get answers. I spoke with my OBGYN who informed me the antibiotic was to stop the infection from spreading it I would need to determine myself when I felt it was ready to be lanced and seek treatment at the ER once I felt it was. I was lost... I have never had this before and didn't know when it was ready. I tried this remedy which seemed to draw it a little bit but being in so much pain, I hoped that meant I just needed to go to the Urgent Care and have them tell me what to do or say it was ready and release the pressure. The urgent care doctor numbed me with lidocaine twice which didn't fully take leaving me to feel the pinching when she made three small incisions and squeezed to try and get the pus out. After some time, she then stated she got what she believed she could but it seemed as though there may be a cyst there also as she could no longer get pus but rather just blood. She advised me to leave it open to continue draining and sent me on my way with some ointment. No further instructions and no other help as to what I should do next. I do not have a catheter and the lump is still there causing me pain. I had to call urgent care back to be given pain medication as I passed out once the lidocaine wore off. I still have a lump about the size of a dime and now have incisions causing pain on top of the lump. I am so desperate for help and I basically want to just cry at this point. I'm worried there is still infection but now I don't know what home remedies I can try since there are small incisions. I'm also worried this will come back and not drain if those small incisions have closed up. To add to it, I'm scared there is in fact a cyst with it that no home remedy or drainage will help ease at this point. I'm so scared and in pain and I just want help!!! Please anyone with advice, I'm begging for something!!


I get abscesses fairly frequently, every couple of months or so, and just found this recipe. I was so excited and followed these directions to a T! But it wasn't as successful for me as some other folks posting here. It brought the infection "up" for sure, and made the abscess HUGE which I was hoping would be mean it would open up/burst on it's own, but nope. It just made it giant and red and tender, and now it's finally starting to go down, though I'm not sure if this naturally would've happened without this recipe.


I am suffering my first anal abscess and the pain is awful! I looked up every at home treatment and nothing is working! Since I am disabled (back and leg issues), I cannot sit in a tub with epsom salt and baking soda. I've been standing in the tub and using my hose for the shower, with hot water and spray my butt. I tried tea Tree oil , pastes, apple cider vinager . It burns and itches and I'm so lost! I am going to try the paste Lars suggested. (Even though the pastes I tried are similar. It seems like it started to drain very little but then it seems to stop and scan up. I am in constant pain from everyday life and now this?? I hate to go to the doctor to get it lanced but I'm running out of options! It started on Wed. and today is Sunday. And by the way, when I do have a BM, I do use soap and water afterwards. I need some reassurance the paste above will work! I just want this to go away already!

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