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Anonymous Cali kid

Hey everyone, just posting to give an update on my situation. I am still waiting on my surgery, and it looks like it's going to be sometime this week. I am basically just waiting for the call. So anyways, in the meantime I have continued using Oregano Oil and guess what?? The abscess, boil, hemorrhoid, or whatever it was is now virtually gone! Today, it has been 2 weeks since I first noticed the swelling around my anus. After the first week of using oregano oil, the swelling and pain went down a bit. After two weeks of using oregano oil I can finally sit and walk without much discomfort. I can definitely testify that Oregano Oil has worked for me, but it has took patience. Again, I have been applying the oil directly to the swelling 2-3 times a day, it was a week before I noticed significant change and two weeks before it's almost gone.

To be honest, if I hadn't already gone to the clinic to get it diagnosed as a Fistula, I would have ignored it and believed I cured myself with the Oregano Oil. Unfortunately, they told me I developed a fistula so now I am just praying that it is not a complex fistula.

If you're looking to try the Oregano Oil, the one I am using says "wild mediterranean Oregano Oil" and it is 70 \\% carvacrol. You want to get oil that has at least 70 \\% carvacrol, carvacrol is what has all the anti bacterial properties. I wish everybody going through this luck and I hope this was able to help somebody out.

Anonymous Cali kid

Hello to everyone reading this, I am posting to give an update on my situation. So previously I had emphasized that I was going to try the Turmeric+coconut oil+tea tree oil. I didn't end up trying that paste, Instead I stuck with the Oregano Oil by itself. My anal swelling began on a Tuesday, and by Monday of the following week the swelling had gone down significantly. I attribute my success treating it to the Oregano Oil because that is the only thing I used; I applied Oregano Oil with a swab 2-3 times a day for 6 days straight. On Monday, I went to the clinic to get it checked out and I had noticed that it didn't look that bad anymore. When the doctor came in to have a look at it she told me that it looked like it was already draining, then she said that it looked like more of a hemorrhoid than an abscess.

So after that, the doctor told me that she had to perform an anoctopy (this procedure involves them shoving something up your anus to inspect the inside, and yes it was very uncomfortable). Little did I know my problem was more serious than just an abscess or a hemorrhoid. The doctor informed me that it looked like I had a fistula, a tunnel that develops with puss that keeps feeding the swelling. This was terrible news as she informed me that fistulas require surgical operation in order to clean out the infection. She put me on antibiotics which I have been on for the past 2 days and I am now waiting to be sent to a specialist who will operate on me.

So as I write this I am waiting to have surgery, and as you can imagine I am terrified. Not only is this my first time experiencing something of this nature, but it will be my first surgery ever. I'll be going to the hospital where I will have studies done on me and we are going to take it from there. I am devastated about this all, but at this point I am hoping it is not anything worse.

I realize that there are not a whole lot of detailed experiences about the actual surgery itself, so god willing everything goes good, I will come back and post my experience with the surgery. It is very frightening to think about recurrences of fistulas after surgery so I am praying it is a one and done procedure.

My advice to anyone reading this is this: Go to the doctor, get your swelling looked at by a professional because home remedies are only going to treat the infection from the outside. Granted, some home remedies do a good job at treating the infection from the outside but they don't kill the root of the problem. Just go to the doctor to prevent it from becoming a more serious infection. The swelling around my anus has gone down tremendously with the Oregano Oil but at the same time these past few nights I have been waking up in cold sweats and shivers meaning the infection is still in there.

It has been a terrible experience battling this thing thus far, and its extremely embarrassing so I feel for anybody going through this. Communicate with your loved ones so you don't deal with this alone and I wish everybody success in overcoming this.

Anonymous Cali kid

Hello everyone; just recently i noticed some swelling near my anus and originally I dismissed it as a small pimple. However, the next day when I inspected the area I noticed it was swollen red and painful to the touch. I immediately freaked out not knowing what it was, the worst thoughts surfaced to my head and I began researching the symptoms. The symptoms that I read about pointed to it being an anal abscess :( I began treating it with some oregano oil that I have in my house; oregano oil is said to be anti bacterial, anti viral and anti inflammatory due to the substances it has (carvacrol and thymol). I applied it that night and went to bed, keep in mind that this burned for a good 10 minutes. The next morning I noticed that the swelling had gone down and the pain had subsided, but the swelling remained. It is now day five and I have been doing 2-3 applications of Oregano oil as well as taking it sublingually. In addition I am drinking a lot of water, drinking 3 fruit and vegetable smoothies a day and taking vitamins along with garlic pills. I feel that the Oregano Oil helps to an extent but it is not getting rid of the problem.

I came across this website and read some encouraging testimonials about home remedies. Everyone on here is saying that Turmeric, tea tree oil and coconut oil mixed into a paste works to get rid of the abscess. I truly wish that the testimonials on here are honest because victims like myself put our faith on this information. I dread the idea of having surgery in such a delicate area especially considering that 50\\% of the time the abscess returns :/.

Please, anyone who's tried this remedy, does it hurt when the abscess bursts? and what do i do once it bursts? I appreciate your feedback. I am going to try this remedy and pray to god it works. I will come back to post my experience.


Hi Guys,

I applied this turmeric and baking soda remedy and it worked for me, except that it has been 4 days now and the pus is still continuously being drained and leaks out everytime. Is this the same for anyone else?


I'm 37 weeks pregnant into the third trimester and have dealt with 4 abscesses in the same spot for a month and a half!

They are going to be the death of me if it happens again!

1st time I went to the ER and got antibiotics and did sitsz bath. Upon reading this article about turmeric I tried the paste. Yes I thought it worked for it. I learned it did not and that's why it kept coming back because it wasn't properly healed.

Yesterday was my 4th boil and I was in excruciating pain. So much that my hubby had forced me to go to the ER and this time I knew I was going to get cut open which was my biggest fear because they can't do much for a pregnant lady and pain. At this time the boils head was greenish and had everyone scared for me and the baby.

Sure enough once I got there they had freezed me, opened me up, cleaned and sterilized, and froze a second time for the way home! It was just as much pain as the abscess itself or worse! But it was totally worth it. Instant relief after the procedure, when the freezing wore off I could feel it but I was no longer in pain. I can sit, stand and lay down like normal again! So for the amount of pain of getting it cut open was worth it.. I now feel bad for the DR and nurse because I was screaming so bad. The dr said because I had put this turmeric stuff on it plus tea tree oil, coconut oil and baking soda is the sole reason why it kept coming back and getting worse. It created a barrier so it would pop and just irritated the skin around it. She also told me to never let it get that bad but it was only over the course of 3 days? It looked like the size of a dime on the outside but apparently it was the size of a golf ball on the inside. She also pulled out a blood clot which would have not been good if I didn't get the procedure done. I highly suggest to go see a DR ASAP if you're reading this and are in so much pain you'll do anything to have it stop.

Furba Bomjan

I tried applying the paste of turmeric powder, baking soda and coconut oil on top of the abscess . But I don't know why it didn't work for me... anyone suggest me please


I had two issues. The first - hemorrhoids. The second was a fistula. I did some research after exhausting all over-the-counter drugs (preparation H, wipes, compresses, baths, you name it). The baths helped relieve the pain for only a short while. I deal a lot in essential oils and decided to turn to that. For the hemorrhoids i used Arnica Montana mixed with a touch of olive oil and applied it directly to the swollen areas. I had already suffered for three days and couldn't sit without being in in terrible pain. Within one hour of applying the Arnica Montana, I was able to have a bowel movement without feeling like I was giving birth. By the second evening they were completely shrunken and I was in no pain. The arnica did little for the fistula however. The cooling sensation gave a little relief but nothing to decrease the size or sensitivity.

I began a regiment of twice daily horse chestnut pills. At that point it was about the size of a golf ball and I could not sit properly. To touch it was excruciating; even the lightest touch sent shockwaves. I found that lavender, Tea tree, and black pepper essential oil's are widely used for abscesses. I decided to make a cream of Shea butter, coconut oil and the three oils. Unbelievably, within one day the abscess had shrunken to the size of a nicklel. By midday of the following day, it was pea-sized. Completely gone by the next day. I am continuing the ointment and the pills for another week to ensure all is cleared up and not returning. I cannot believe how well this worked and I'll never go back to prescriptions and antibiotics or over the counters again. At least not for this. I'm still in complete shock at how well this worked.


This remedy works!!!

After 7-8 days of pain and antibiotics the abccess was getting worse if anything, I would not usually follow a home remedy like this online but wanted help as the pain was unbearable.

So I tried the remedy and within 20 minutes of applying the abscess popped and pain reduced instantly

It took another 1-2 days to drain completely and now just about making a full recovery

Thanks for all advice on this page very helpful in a painful time


Great Guns!

The magic potion worked for me as well..7 days into the problem.. couldnt sit... Paining all over.. tried all medicines.. put this two spoons each of baking soda, coconut oil and turmeric powder and put this as a paste.. in 7 hours my abscess bursted and the blood was all in my undies... Got a relief and going to the homeopathy guy so that it doesn't turn into a fistula..God bless this site


First of all, I would like to thank the founder of this website and the contributors who have shared their experiences particularly here in this thread. I read each and every entry of this thread, and found this extremely powerful mixture (Turmeric Powder + Baking Powder + Coconut Oil) as the best home remedial alternative for me. May God bless all ! After a weeklong sickness, when I plan to resume my normal life and work, the first thing I have decided to do is to write out my terrible (inner) experience.

I have been attacked of piles for almost a decade now. I have maintained it by taking fiber-rich diet and doing Yoga. Even in one or two occasions a small lump came out and went away automatically in a couple of days without intervention of any sort of medication. I never visited a doctor for this until this time. I am 40 years old and unmarried (and still virgin!). The reason I reveal such status of mine is that married people are supposed to have stronger sphincter muscles.

It has been very chilly weather (3–7 degree centigrade) for the last two weeks. I am a very hard-working person and have my goals with strict deadlines. Due to unfavourable windy weather outside, I was working indoor sedentarily with my computer for about 11 hours every day. To strictly comply with my daily deadlines and to keep myself in best mood for the season I had skipped daily bath for many days in a row, from where I guess I got the infection. First, I saw a tiny lump came out. Like my earlier case, I did nothing predicting it would go away on its own. In the next two days the area grew like a blossoming three-petal flower. The pain turned out to be severe on the fifth day; I had never experienced such stage of inflammatory condition before. Very early in the morning, I searched my case on the web and luckily got here in this thread. The discovery of this miracle mixture was of course incidental. Then I visited a homeopathic doctor who prescribed antibiotic and laxative. No reaction occurred to my continuous and torturous pain. For the whole day, I could not sit, lie down, or walk for long in one place – but I did manage to procure turmeric powder, baking powder (cooking soda), and coconut oil by the evening on my own. I chose not to seek anybody’s help as my condition was extremely a private affair and too embarrassing to discuss. In the late evening after a light meal I tried to meditate and prayed to God while wobbling in my bed. During my intolerable pain and fever-like condition I said to myself, “This is my opportunity to realize and feel God closer”. I was at the same time kept the emergency things handy (such as credit/debit cards, insurance card, extra clothes, phone numbers for calling ambulance) just in case I have to rush to emergency room in the hospital. At twelve midnight I got out of bed and washed the area with a torn piece of cloth soaked-up in salty hot water before directing hot air blow from my room heater. The area dried and I went back to my bed following preparation of the mixture (immediately-manufactured home ointment). I lied on my back, legs up, knees bent and drawn closer to my face. In this position I applied the mixture (that felt like cold sensation) all the way around the three petals. At about 3 am the pain alleviated a little (30\\% less). I stood up and saw the area in the mirror. The left petal burst. I cleaned the area with cotton balls before applying second round of layer of that mixture specifically in the right and bottom petals. The continuous pain was still there, but less severe. I could not sleep at all. The day was as before hoping my endurance and patience would eventually pay off. The evening followed and about 18 hours later I applied third round of layer. After about two and a half hours later (around 11:45 pm) the right petal burst. The pain alleviated further and I observed very small amount of bloody substance combined with dried mixture residuals. Again I changed my underwear for the one stuffed with a female sanitary pad (yes, the thing they use during their periods). This time I was able to take a nap for around 3 hours after more than 48 restless hours of unremitting pain. The remaining part of the pain woke me up for which I had to apply a very small amount of mixture with a cotton ball in the gap near my bottom petal. After about two hours almost 95\\% of my pain passed away. I felt relieved, thanked God in silence, and then rested myself straightway without doing anything more but taking homeopathic doses time to time. I got up in the late afternoon and visited my doctor informing him that the area has 20\\% less swelling now. He gave me more doses of medication and told that 100\\% recovery I could expect in 7–10 days’ time. And today here I am recovering; as I write this I am feeling better and better by each passing moment. I walked for quite a while during the day on the roof in fresh air that provided indirect pressure to the abnormal area (I do not want to squeeze, but expect to heal naturally over sufficient amount of time as I can now resume my daily activities cautiously and comfortably). I am in no hurry. Healthy lifestyle is the timesaver and should come first at any level of cost. Note that I did not have any trouble with evacuating my bowel every day that I was concerned most about due to tremendous swelling and pain.

I am no doctor; but I do know what works and what does not work for me. Based on my unique experience I will keep the following points to my memory for the rest of my life:

1. “Prevention is better than cure.”

2. Knowledge and self-care go together with the attention of right medical practitioner before and after consultation. The ultimate doctor is the patient himself/herself.

3. Homeopathy is probably the best medical care for any type of skin disease in its early stage.

4. Not all doctors are equally qualified and fit for dealing with each type of disease irrespective of their impressive credentials. Although everyone’s problem varies on case-by-case basis, it is not uncommon to hear that unnecessary tests are notoriously performed at private clinics at the cost of a patient’s time, monetary loss, tension, and suffering. On going through this thread, it suggests that one-time surgical operation is not necessarily successful and does not always lead to a permanent solution to such a disorder like anal abscess.

5. I will do Kegel exercise (Ashwini Mudra) and Yoga six days a week.

6. While taking bath every day, I will do “Malshuddi” [inserting my (mustard oily) left index finger into the hole – twirling around clockwise and anti-clockwise – to release accumulated impure air of everyday] before washing the anal area with antibacterial soap.

7. I will include laxative-induced natural food (fruits, vegetables, milk, curd, and the like) in my daily food intake.

8. I will be taking light energetic foods more often avoiding heavy meals at a time.

9. I will be drinking about two litres of water every day.

10. I will never sit in squatting position at a stretch.

11. Next time, if I see any small lump popped out, I will immediately take natural care so that any possible infection of inner gland does not spread out and take me to that emergency-like condition again.

12. Even after taking all these above-mentioned precautions and care, if I find myself in the same reoccurring disorder ever again, I will still do the following first on my own:

(i) To guard myself internally, I will take mild antibiotic and laxative taking care of constipation-resistive diet.

(ii) I will take sitz/hip bath adding *Epsom Salt to hot water for 20–30 mins first.

(iii) I will dry the area tenderly before applying the miracle mixture. The composition of the mixture/ointment is as follows:

[Turmeric Powder + Baking Powder] (equal amount) + Coconut Oil (just enough to make a formation of paste) + *Tea Tree Oil (a few drops, as I guess it is optional here due to its burning sensational property that can expedite the bursting)

*In my current case, I cancelled the online order of Epsom Salt and Tea Tree Oil that were to deliver at a later time, as my pain had already gone by that time and I was recovering. In the absence of Epsom Salt, I would rather use traditional fomentation (a torn-piece of cloth soaked up in hot salty water); and in the absence of Tea Tree Oil, I would rather use Neem Oil.

(iv) I will keep cotton balls and ladies’ pads handy!

(v) Last but not the least, I will pray and meditate. I will beg God to flow warm tantric cosmic energies and will visualize the same through my body for healing.

Good luck with your own effort and patience! May God be with you in time of the need! I believe genuine prayers are always answered.

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