How do I treat a cyst on my big toe it's tiny but it hurts it's a bright red color?

One of the natural ganglion cyst remedies is an herbal compress of either white oak bark tea or hazel tea which helps in shrinking the cyst and makes it easier to eliminate them. This compress should be applied on the cyst everyday till it reduces considerably in size. Echinacea can also be used as one of the home treatments for ganglion cysts. This herb contains properdin which helps in strengthening the immune system and therefore helps in treating ganglion cysts. Echinacea not only has good antiseptic properties but it also helps in numbing the pain caused by ganglion cysts.

Herbal ganglion cyst remedies like licorice contain antiviral and antibacterial properties which help in draining fluid from the cyst and can also prevent their recurrence. Tea tree oil can also be used as one of the natural treatments for ganglion cysts. It contains effective antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties which not only help in reducing the discomfort and pain caused by the cysts but also accelerate the healing process. Another one of the effective ganglion cyst remedies is the goldenseal herb which can be taken in tea form or used as a topical compress for ganglion cysts on the feet and wrists.

answered by G R

What is a ganglion cyst and what are its causes?

Also known as the Bible cyst, a ganglion cyst is a cyst that tends to develop around the hands or the wrist and is a benign, fluid filled capsule that will not spread, but is likely to grow in size. The fluid that is encapsulated by the ganglion cyst is similar to that normally present inside joints of the body and can start to become gelatinous over a longer period of time. Studies have shown that ganglion cysts are known to be more common in women and about 70% of them will occur in people between the age range of 20 to 40.

The primary causes of ganglion cysts are not known as of yet although some theories suggest that the root cause of the problem is trauma to the area. Most common symptoms of ganglion cysts include the swelling of the affected area as well as the presence of a dull, aching pain that is usually made worse when substantial joint motion has been performed. When the cysts is connected to a tendon, something that is not too uncommon, the patient is likely to experience some amount of weakness in the affected finger. Ganglion cysts will not necessarily have any symptoms as about 35% of them are known to be asymptomatic.

answered by M W

Are there any natural cures ?

Ganglion cyst cysts are usually painless and sometimes you may not even notice them till they become very prominent. These cysts like any other abnormal growth can sometimes be quite painful and even cause you immense discomfort. These cysts usually occur around the wrists. The natural cure for ganglion cyst is basically to keep fit and healthy. Eat well, exercise, remain stress free and avoid overeating, at all costs. Constipation is another factor that could cause ganglion cysts and hence it is necessary to drink enough water and maintain good bowel movements. This will ensure that your body remains free from different toxins.

Occasionally when these cysts get painful or irritable, you can try different home remedies for ganglion cyst pain relief. You should also increase your consumption of turmeric and ginger. Both these have anti inflammatory properties and help the body to build immunity with their disease fighting properties. Having Echinacea can also help the cyst disappear. You have it in liquid form or by increasing your consumption of bananas. Licorice is also known to extract the liquid from the cyst and prevent recurrence. Injections and surgery are considered to be the last resort if the other home remedies and medication fail in the removal of the cysts.

answered by S D

Can a it be removed at home?

Ganglion cysts are growths on the skin that are usually filled with a jelly like fluid that is present under normal circumstances in the joints all over the body. A ganglion cyst can best be described as being a "knot" under the surface of the skin. Ganglion cyst surgery is one of the most common methods of ganglion cyst removal, although it is not the only method of treatment. The primary cause of ganglion cysts is known to be joint and tendon problems. Some individuals are known to be more prone to the development of ganglion cysts than others and these individuals may be better served by wearing prescription shoes. This would help in easing the symptoms of the condition.

The ganglion cyst removal treatment is a rather simple one and can be performed in the small confines of a clinic, as long as you make sure that someone medically trained is carrying out the procedure. A needle attached to a syringe is inserted into the cyst and a suction procedure will drain the cyst of all the fluid from within. Once the fluid has been drained a corticosteroid fluid will be injected back into the cyst and a bandage placed over the area.

answered by G M

Try these simple home remedies:

  1. Juice of garlic or onion applied externally on boils helps to ripen them, break them and drain out the pus.
  2. Hot packs / compresses placed over toe are helpful.
  3. Application of turmeric powder on the boils enables to ripen it and burst.
  4. Placing the toe in a bowl of warm salt water is beneficial.

Radhika Kartik, Consultant Dietitian

answered by r k

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