A case of Epidermal Cysts

To all professional Denialists,  you don’t need to read any further…this is just another homeopathic anecdote that you can dismiss.

O.k… I have a patient who came to see me with 3 epidermal cysts (also sometimes called sebaceous cysts) on her face. They had slowly appeared over the preceeding few months & had become a permanent feature! Allopathic medicine offers it’s usual primitive ‘cure’ – burn the thing off (if the cyst is a small one), surgery if the cyst is larger, & the inevitable cortico-steroids & antibiotics if there is infection.

What can homeopathy do with these cysts? Well I thought I would try a mixture of several remedies – Hepar Sulph, Gunpowder, Myristica Seb & Silica. I prescribed this mixture in a low potency 3 times a day.

What happened? Within a week the 2 smaller cysts had disappeared & the larger one was a sight to behold! It was now large & angry looking…after another few days this one had discharged & a further week later the patient had lovely smooth skin again with no hint of the cysts.

A spectacular (and very visible) result for homeopathy. The patient reported that within moments of taking her remedy she could feel the area around the large cyst itching.

If Big-Pharma had a pill that got these kinds of rapid results with cysts I imagine that they would be shouting it from the rooftops!



21 Responses to A case of Epidermal Cysts

  1. kevin morris March 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    But you know what they say, Alan? ‘But it could have happened anyway!’

    There is no real answer to that apart from words of one syllable, the second being ‘off’! I was thinking about this in relation to my recovery from cancer and the thing they will never accept but most open minded people do is that whilst many people can recall the events in life that led to deteriorations in their health, when you are treated homoeopathically, you recall the events that led to its improvement. These things happen very naturally and within the body’s own natural rhythms. It never appears strained or unpleasant- just really natural. How many patients on large daily doses of drugs can report such an experience? Very few I suspect.

    I know many of the early homoeopaths saw the hand of God in their remedies. I still think it is a beautiful way of looking at it.

    Well done with your case, by the way. The flatearthers will never accept such things but thankfully people in general tend to be far more open minded!

  2. Le Canard Blanc March 1, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    Well done Alan, a good choice of remedies, the patient must be delighted.

    The denialists deny everything, it is not worth giving them your energy. I wonder what they are saying about the cancer cells dying off with homeopathy in those recent lab tests? They probably would say the cells thought it was placebo. You can’t argue with idiots, it’s not worth trying.

  3. Ed Grey March 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Since one cyst disappeared and one got worse, it rather suggests the treatment didn’t do anything, and that they just followed their natural course.

  4. I'd try anthing March 11, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    Alan….good for you for trying something different. I’ve been on and off antibiotics my entire adult life and I use all of the traditional topical prescriptions for cystic acne. Although my skin is much better……I’m sure that my body is not happy with the repeated treatments to rid the symptoms and not the cause. I for one can say that I’ve had cysts that have lasted months and months and if they cleared with homeopathic treatment in 2 weeks, I’d be very happy!!!

  5. Kara November 9, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    This was an oral remedy? I could use some help with something similar…I continually get different types of cysts since I had my second child. Ovarian, epidermal, cystic acne….nothing helps. The dr wants to charge me an arm and a leg and I am not getting any better. i am in so much pain. I just want to get better. What would you suggest? Should I find a local herbalist? I hate using modern medicine if i can help it because all they do is take my money and never fix anything.

  6. Blanche November 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Dear Kara,

    You should try and find a good homeopath in your area to help you. You will see from Alan’s post how successful homeopathy is for these sort of problems. Check out your diet too as that may help. Wishing you all the best.


  7. backonyourfeet April 15, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks for this useful information

  8. Nadeem Ahmed April 27, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    what is a gunpowder ?? is that a name of any homeopathic medicine ?

    • homeopathyuk April 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

      gunpowder is … well gunpowder! (a mix of sulphur, charcoal & potassium nitrate)

      & yes there is a homeopathic remedy made from Gunpowder.

  9. Ellen May 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Hi Gary,

    This is very encouraging to me. But my issue is that I’ve suffered with an epidermal cyst on my nose for years. I just tolerated it, even though it always really bothered me and has ultimately affected my ability to interact with people.

    I know it sounds crazy, but I have trouble being close to people and have become something of a hermit. I’ve seen a few doctors about it, but surprisingly didn’t garner much help. I saw a cosmetic surgeon and he wanted to charge an arm and a leg, including paying for the surgical room for the ‘surgery’. This cyst on my nose is small, I was amazed he thought ‘surgery’ was necessary!

    Then I tried to get in to see a dermatologist and he wouldn’t see me unless I was referred. So, then I saw a different cosmetic doctor who specialized in laser surgery. He said my cyst was not the type he does laser surgery on..

    So, then I saw my GP and he said that we could burn it off or freeze it off but he didn’t recommend it and wouldn’t do it himself since it was so small and could wind up doing more damage and looking worse than it already does.

    As you can see, I’m feeling pretty down and not sure what avenue to pursue now. Usually I just spend hours online trying to find an answer.

    I’m very much into natural healing and homeopathy but I live in rural southeast Ohio and believe me, there are not many options for alternative medicine around here.

    Just from what I’ve learned online, I’ve tried tumeric paste, organic castor oil packs, clay masks, hot / cold compresses, creative visualization, poking it, cutting it.. I’m just really desperate for help.

    Now, I’ve found your site, and I’m hopeful. Could you possibly tell me the specifics of what you tried? Or contact me personally to talk?

    Thanks so much!

  10. eugeboy September 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I am prone to cysts both sebaceous and pilonidal. I currently have a rather large painful cyst high up on my inner thigh. It is hard and red and the redness extends down my leg to just above my knee. I usually do my best to ignore the pain and let the daily irritation cause a cyst to rupture and I am then good for a awhile but this one seems to be stuck at this stage of development. Recommendations?

    • homeopathyuk January 25, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      Hi, eugeboy… have there been any improvements with regards to your cysts?

  11. Snowflake82 January 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I have a bartholin cyst, I’m aged 29 and female. Can you please tell me which homeopathic remedies would be the right ones to take? I really do not which to follow what medical doctors suggest which is lancing the cyst. Surely, this will only cause it to recur and isn’t solving the root problem. Please note it is a cyst and I’ve had it for a month. I’ve done sitz baths and compresses to help. It hasn’t solved the issue and it is NOT infected.
    Please help.

    • homeopathyuk January 25, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      Hi Snowflake,
      Please check your inbox, I have replied to you there.

    • Elvy November 29, 2014 at 11:40 am #

      Hi snowflake82 I also have a recurring bartholin cyst my doctor lanced it about 5 months s go but it is back with a vengeance. Can you please share the treatment info you got ? Thanks I’m desperate

  12. Stef37 February 21, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    I have several cysts under my scalp. I’ve had surgery to remove some on a couple of occasions in the last 10 years, they just seem to always come back, some in the same areas as before, others in new places. The remedy combination you mention in your article, would you recommend this or should I consult with a local homeopath?

  13. homeopathyuk February 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi Stef,

    Thanks for writing. Yes I’d say try the remedy combination I mention in the article for a few weeks & see what happens. However this is a therapeutic remedy, it probably won’t deal with the underlying reason you seem prone to these recurring cysts. So…I’d recommend a local homeopath for that. If you can’t find one I am available for Skype consultations.

    Good luck 🙂


  14. Mary Stewart March 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    As i read the post, i remembered my aunt. She was suffering different kinds of cyst on her body. The last time it was at her upper right back. Then she proceeds with surgery, however after a few years it grows up again. I’ll definitely share this link to her. Or any additional advise for my aunt? Thank you and make it a great day.

  15. Art Lady November 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Can I please get the information about treatment for a Bartholin Cyst? It is currently the size of a pea, and mildly painful (which I understand could be caused by a developing infection). I am 42 and generally in good health, although I have been experiencing chills of late that I attributed to the change in weather (it has recently become much colder here). I do not take any medications and have only treated the cyst with an application of tea tree oil thus far. Thank you for your help!

  16. homeopathyuk November 15, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Good evening Art Lady, thank you for reading the blog.
    I’d recommend a consultation to see about that cyst. A quick Google will show you that it can often be a kidney or thyroid issue underlying a Bartholin cyst. If that’s the case, the combination-remedy mentioned above will be unlikely to help it.
    If you like, drop me an email & we’ll arrange a free 15 minute Skype consultation 🙂
    Kind regards


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