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Toothpaste trick worked for me , apply some toothpaste on affected area over night

make sure you clean affected area with hot water and volla you are good to go


Sat here in tears i was in so much pain even though my abcesses seems alot smaller than most here i tried the tooth paste and even though it was a gel type it has brough me some instant pain relif,i was dreading going to the doctors and although it hasnt burst yet i can now walk and sit properly and i only applied it a short time ago ,i had my gallbladder out 2 years ago and now have chronic ibs and reflux acid issues im very gratefull to find this post and get some relif


Mix turmeric powder, honey and any oil. Apply this paste on affected area.


Only yesterday I could hardly walk, sit or climb up or down the stairs. So excruciating was the pain from an anal abscess that had developed almost over night. I used some of the home remedies that many of you reccomended. In addition I got magnesium sulphate paste from the pharmacy and applied it on the boil and had two turmeric tablets and lay on the bed with my kindle and I pad. Within four hours the boil had burst and pain went down by at least 50%.
I am continuing to do the same until it disappears completely but I could have cried with joy.
Absolutely fantastic. Also I was spared the embarrassment of going to the doctor to have it seen!


My saddle sore got worse in 2 days that it developed to be a boil. I first underwent 3x30 min warm compress then followed by the toothpaste remedy overnight and it worked. The gauze got blood/puss on it. Not everything's drained.

I went to the Dr's today and prescribed me Cephalexin over 10 days plus staying in the hot tub with salt.


Omg!!! Thank u guys for giving me some hope with all your posts ..I am literally in so much pain right now and im cryinf as I type this (dont know if im crying from pain or the hope u guys have given me) but the fact is that I can not wait to try your remedies ...I know I had obe of these thing like 10 years back in my buttock fold and it was just a HORRIBLE experience when I went to the doctor .IT WAS SO PAINFUL!!!!! I cried when I found out I had another one and started looking just to avoid going to ER ....thank god I can across this site ....I shall try this today and follow up...jope I have great outcome like most of u have...wish me luck pls ;)


Toothpaste definitely worked!! I showered and applied my arm in hammer toothpaste which has baking soda ( I've seen people put Colgate but I don't believe it's the only brand that works apparently) overnight and the next morning it had bust open! I had been using the black salve and antibiotics prescribed for over a week and nothing happened. Toothpaste definitely will work! Good Luck!


I read the suggestions here. Some were...a bit over-complicated unnecessarily. Some were underwhelming. However, the recurring theme was black salve and heat.

Yesterday my boil was located on my lower right buttocks. It was golf ball sized, hard, hot, and EXTREMELY tender. Today it's pretty much gone.

I tried the Colgate toothpaste. I had it on for maybe 30 seconds before I was screaming in agony. I cleaned it off with a baby wipe immediately.

Instead, I cleaned the boil with betadine, applied black salve, and stuck a piece of guaze over it. I also applied heat to the area.
Within a couple hours it had opened up. The next morning when I went to the bathroom there was blood and pus everywhere. I hadn't expected such fast results. I cleaned myself up and repeated the betadine and black salve. By the end of the day, it was pretty much gone. I'm going to keep up with the routine for a few days because the directions say to do so. But I'm 90% better in under 24 hours.


i am a doctor and i have drained alot of abscesses and i know how painful it can be. a week ago i got an abscess in my perianal region. i treated it with some icthamol and antibiotic ointment but it just grew bigger. i know i had to go to the ER to get it drained. And from where its located i knew i probably needed an spinal anaesthia. i was too scared and embarresed to go. so i decided to go with some natural remedies. twice a day i had a warm bath with an antiseptic solution like Dettol. i let it soak for 15 mins. a relative recommeded fenugreek. you get the fenugreek seeds grind it to make a powder, mix it with some water to form a paste. apply it to the abscess over overnight. i made the paste and covered it with gauze and used a panty liner to stick it. the next day the abscess reduced significantly it was a size of a lime. some pus drained. i continued with the remedy. it was like a miracle.
hope this helps


First, I would like to say thank you to everyone that submitted something, especially the funny posts. These remedies helped me a lot and gave me hope when I felt helpless. I read them while in tears. Knowing that others went through this and made it through gave me hope.
Now, onward to business.
I had a MRSA staph infection a while back. Before the doctors realized this though, they gave me antibiotics to treat a regular abscess. (Trimeth Sulfa Ds) Within fifteen minutes of taking it coupled with Ibuprofen I felt relief. Aside from the drugs, I made a paste of bakings soda, 100% pure tea tree oil, and Colgate toothpaste. Before I applied this concoction, I rubbed Neosporin on the abscess. Then, I covered it with gauze. On top of this, I placed a hot and cold compress over it. It began draining within an 1 hour. I feel soooo much relief! I can finally sit on my butt with crying out from pain! Hope this helps. <3

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