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Pilonidal cysts are the bumps or sacs filled with hair, skin and debris raising at the end of the tail bone and between the buttocks. The waste matter or hair penetrates into the skin and when the hair starts growing from inside the skin, it irritates the skin, causing the cysts at the back.

These pilonidal cysts are most commonly seen in men than in women. It also occurs when there is excessive and continuous pressure at the back or at the tip of the backbone. This is commonly arises in the people who travel for longer periods and sit for a long drive.

These cysts are painful when touched or rubbed on to another surface and become reddish. It can be cured by using simple home remedies that are available in your kitchen with out undergoing any process of surgeries.

These are the few home remedies listed below……


1. Epsom salt:epsom salt

Epsom salt consists of magnesium which helps to relive pain in the cysts and also helps to drain off the harmful toxins from it. Fill half of your bath tub with warm water and add 2 cups of epsom salt to it. Sit and soak yourself in it to get relief from pain. Repeat this remedy atleast twice in a day for the cysts to be disappeared. At the same time, remember that you should not sit for longer hours in one place.

2. Tea tree oil:Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is one of the most effective remedy for shrinking the cysts easily. Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, it has many healing powers in it. Apply a drop of tea tree oil on the cysts directly for it to disappear rapidly for atleast three times in a day.


 3. Turmeric:Turmeric

Turmeric is considered as a over-all remedy for all kinds of diseases, disorders and all types of skin diseases, etc. It contains anti-inflammatory properties which heals the cysts from inside. Prepare a thick paste of turmeric and apply it on the cysts regularly. Alternatively, you can drink hot milk mixed wit turmeric daily.


4. Chuna:Chuna

Chuna is also known as slaked lime which is a very effective home remedy for healing the boil at the back. Just mix chuna with adequate quantity of turmeric and make it a paste. Apply this regularly on the cysts to remove the infections from inside. Both the chuna and turmeric act as antibiotic and work together to shrink the cysts completely.

5. Castor oil:Castor Oil

Castor oil acts as a perfect remedy for shrinking the cysts completely. Apply the castor oil directly on the cysts and cover it with a bandage each time you apply it. Repeat this remedy atleast three times daily. The anti-inflammatory properties in castor oil helps to remove the infection from with in and allows the cysts to disappear.

6. Garlic:garlic

Garlic is another effective home remedies for various types of body and skin disorders. Crush on garlic clove and apply directly on the pilonidal cysts to heal the infection. This helps to get rid of these boils easily.


These are the top home remedies that you can follow to prevent the pilonidal cysts easily with those available in the kitchen. Along with these, one should follow simple ways that they should not sit for longer hours, should maintain personal hygiene, etc.





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