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I had a small abscess for a week or so and I used the turmeric powder/coconut oil/tea tree oil/baking powder remedy and it worked. It took about a week. I used small gauze and placed it over the abscess with a bit of toilet paper for added protection.

I did this every morning, and every evening when I went to bed. I didn't notice any change for a couple of days then I noticed it getting a bit smaller. I stopped using the remedy for a day and I noticed it getting bigger again so I continued for about three more days until it was about 1/2 the original size. I stopped using the home remedy at that point and it's continued to get smaller.

Be forwarned! This remedy is very messy and can permanently discolor your sheets, underware and wash cloths. It gets all over your fingers and stains them to the point where you have to wash your hands very thoroughly for about 2 minutes to get the yellow stain off your fingers. It also smells horrible. I've hated tee tree oil smell for years when I my dad used it on his head. YUCK!

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

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