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Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Pilonidal Cyst

 Homeopathic Remedies for Pilonidal Cyst
The formation of a cyst at the cleft of the buttocks near the tailbone is known as a Pilonidal Cyst. The cyst contains hair and skin debris. It develops when hair penetrates the skin due to friction and the body, considering it to be a foreign substance, forms a cyst around it. The cyst can get infected, get filled with pus, and form an abscess. A pilonidal sinus is formed when a tract begins from the infected cyst and opens on the surface of the skin. Under the conventional mode of treatment, a surgical incision of the pilonidal cyst is advised (which is painful and temporary). Homeopathic medicines for pilonidal cyst is a safe and efficient treatment option. Homeopathic medicines follow a curative approach to treat pilonidal cysts, rather than just providing relief from the symptoms. These medicines help provide relief from troublesome symptoms like pain and swelling. They also help dissolve the cyst.

Homeopathic Medicines for Pilonidal Cyst / Sinus

Among a long therapeutic list for treating Pilonidal Cysts, the top rated seven homeopathic medicines are Silicea, Hepar Sulph, Myristica Sebifera, Merc Sol, Calcarea Sulph, Phosphorous, and Lycopodium, along with their characteristic features:

1. Silicea –Top Remedy for Pilonidal Cyst

Silicea is a medicine for Pilonidal Cyst where there is a purulent discharge from the sinus. The pus discharge may be very offensive and fetid. Hardness and swelling at the cleft of the buttock is also present. Itching also appears, mostly in the daytime.
Silicea helps to reduce the swelling and aids in the expulsion of the hair and the pus from the cyst.

2. Hepar Sulph – For Pilonidal Cyst with Pain

Hepar Sulph is a medicine for pilonidal cyst when there is a pain in the cyst. The pain is throbbing, beating, stinging or pricking in nature. The skin above the cyst is highly inflamed and hot. It is also very sensitive and sore to touch. In the majority of the cases, the pain gets worse at night. Exposure to cold air also worsens the pain in some cases. Pus discharge that is blood-stained may also arise. There is an offensive odor, like old cheese, from the pus.

3. Myristica Sebifera – For Pilonidal Cyst

Myristica Sebifera is an effective remedy for a pilonidal cyst. This is a natural medicine prepared from a plant of the Myristicaceae family. In pilonidal sinus cases, it helps to hasten the suppuration and aids in complete recovery. Its use prevents surgical intervention in most cases of pilonidal sinus.
Apart from Pilonidal Cysts, Myristica works wonders in treating suppurative diseases like boils, abscess, carbuncles, anal fistula, and Whitlow.

4. Merc Sol – For Pilonidal Cyst with Pus Discharge

Merc Sol is a medicine for pilonidal cyst treatment in the late stages when the pus begins to release from the cyst. The pus discharge is profuse, acrid and sticky. The affected area is sore and painful to touch. Itching may also be present. An increased amount of offensive sweat on the body is present. The symptoms worsen at night, and warmth tends to aggravate all these symptoms.

5. Calcarea Sulph – For Pilonidal Cyst with Yellow Pus

Calcarea Sulph is a medicine for pilonidal cyst with yellow pus discharge. The discharge is thick and lumpy and may be bloody in some cases. Calcarea Sulph helps in controlling pus formation.

6. Phosphorus – For Pilonidal Cyst with Bloody Discharge

Phosphorus is a medicine for pilonidal cyst treatment when there is a bloody discharge from the cyst. The blood is thin and profuse. Burning in the surrounding skin may also appear.
Phosphorus is an excellent anti-hemorrhagic remedy. It helps in controlling the bloody discharge and also contributes towards healing the pilonidal sinus.
It is also useful in cases where healing has taken place in the past, and the problem has arisen again with a bloody discharge. It is also indicated in cases where the pilonidal cyst has colorless and fetid pus.

7. Lycopodium Clavatum – For Milky-white Pus Discharge

Lycopodium Clavatum is a medicine for pilonidal cyst where there is a milky white pus discharge. The discharge has a putrid smell and is corroding. Burning and stitching pain is felt in the affected area. Warmth worsens the complaint. Fever with alternate chills and heat may also arise. It is also indicated when the cyst recurs periodically and does not get treated.

Causes and Risk Factors of a Pilonidal Cyst and Pilonidal Sinus

Homeopathy has a great scope in treating Pilonidal Cysts. These medicines treat Pilonidal Cysts in a very safe, gentle and effective manner and prevent the need for surgical procedures. These medicines are made from natural substances and raise the body’s self-healing powers to fight the infection naturally. They help manage symptoms like pain, itching, and discomfort. Homeopathy for pilonidal cyst also help in absorbing the pus discharge from the Pilonidal sinus.

Pilonidal Cyst and its Causes

The exact cause of pilonidal cyst is not clear. But a theory states that initially, hair penetrates the skin of the cleft between buttocks. Friction or rubbing makes the hair go deep into the skin. The body, considering this hair to be a foreign article, forms a cyst around it. This cyst may break open and form a tract that emerges on the surface of the skin (which is called a pilonidal sinus). Obesity, inactive lifestyle, excessive sitting, and excessive body hair on the back are factors that predispose a person to a pilonidal cyst. The age group most prone to developing a pilonidal cyst are between 20 – 25 years. Pilonidal sinus is more common in males than in females.

Symptoms of Pilonidal Cyst / Sinus

Sometimes Pilonidal Cysts do not give out any signs/symptoms. However, they usually appear with swelling and pain in the cleft of the buttocks. Redness and itching also appear. A discomfort while sitting also arises. There is also drainage of pus or blood from the Pilonidal sinus. The pus may be white or yellow or may have an offensive odor. Fever may also appear along with the above features in some cases.

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  1. My son is 22 years old. He is in Canada. Please tell me which medicine he takes n from where he can buy medicine

  2. QAYSSAR DAHAM says:

    Hi, I just got pilonidal cyst and I live with it since 7 months
    Is there is any best treatment in homeopathy which can i get rid of this cyst? I have Fobia from surgeries plus I need to work daily to support my family since surgon said wound will need 6 weeks to heal. Please advice..

  3. Hi Dr. Sharma,
    My son is 18 yrs old and suffering from pilonidal Sinus since 18 months. He was recovered first time with Cyphalexin antibiotics and since second time no antibiotics are effective to completely control it.
    He gets yellow and red discharge.
    Can you please treat his problem with Homeopathic medicine as doctors has suggested him for surgery.

  4. Bushra Yousaf says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma, my son is 15 years old. He has got pilonidal cyst with bleeding and bad smell. Kindly suggest homeopathic medicine for him. I dont want to go for his surgery. He has not any pain.

  5. How much time it will take to cure pilonidal cyst by homeopathy medicine

  6. jayne ollin says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma
    I hope you can respond. I believe I have a Pilonidal cyst. It is located on the cleft of the left buttock. It is about the size of a small bean. I have an appt with my ND/Homeopath, but not for a week and a half and it is painful. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of discharge, pus or blood. Just painful to sit. I tried castor oil and heat, tried drawing it out with Agrimony (I am an herbalist of 5 decades and this plant has been miraculous for drawing objects out of the skin), but nothing seems to be working. It does seem to be triggering an inflammation in the left groin/vaginal area, but I think more likely due to the stress of trying topical treatments. I have had a history of bartholen cysts on the left side, all my life. Alternating silicia and phospherous has been very helpful, and in fact in the past years I have had no re occurrence, I believe largely due to a long kitcheri fast last summer. I have read your article and think that hepar sulph and silicia might be the right thing. If you would care to comment that would be much appreciated. I did just come off of a road trip, so the long hours sitting could be the cause, however, I was surprised to find the cyst at first as there was no pain.

  7. Hi! My son is 18 and had 3 surgeries in 2.5 years for pilonidal cyst. It was finally healed according to doctor last week and now it is back – bleeding. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  8. Hello sir
    My daughter has taken the surgery twice for pionodial abcess kindly suggest best homeopathic medicine for her so that it shouldn’t reoccur.

  9. Gautam Kumar says:

    My Symptoms for Pilonidal sinus is that outfow of blood at irregular intervals and growth of hair inside the cavity and a gap between two buttocks outside the hole.
    Please suggest me medicine
    7992475776 my phone number

  10. I hv got traced pilonidal sinus by a doctor sir he has recommended some tests I dont want any surgery can it be cured in homeopathy without surgery

    • I hv got traced pilonidal sinus by a doctor sir he has recommended some tests I dont want any surgery can it be cured in homeopathy without surgery

  11. Sahil kalra says:

    Hi, I’m Sahil i suffer from pilonidal sinus for past 1year.
    Is there is any best treatment in homeopathy which can i get rid of theses diseases.

  12. jaswanth says:

    Hey Sharma,

    Hope you are doing good! I am suffering from pilonidal cyst from one year I use to take antibiotics and allopathy doctor suggested me take surgery I am not willing to take surgery Is there any way to get rid of this.


  13. Shahzad Nazir says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma

    please suggest how to take homeopathic medicine for Pilonidal sinus.

  14. RENU SINDHU says:

    Hello Dr.Sharma,

    Is there a way to prevent Pilonidal Sinus from coming back.
    My daughter has just undergone surgery and is recovering but we are scared that it might come back.
    Can you please advise.


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