Do You Have a Lump on Your Neck, Back, or Behind Your Ear? This Is What It Means!

Epidermoid cysts are small, hard lumps that develop under the skin and many people have such cysts. Often, this type of cyst is referred to sebaceous cyst, but that is a mistake. Namely, as seen on the Mayo Clinic, the sebaceous cysts are not quite common and their formation is caused by the sebaceous glands that lubricate the hair and skin.

Most commonly epidermoid cysts are painless and don’t require any specific treatment. In fact, most people remove the cysts if an infection occurs or simply because of aesthetic reasons. One of the options is medical methods for removal, but there are various natural remedies. Below we are going to suggest you several natural options:

Home Remedy Hacks list these methods as the best ones:

Apple cider vinegar

The ACV contains acetic acid which makes this ingredient efficient in the removal of cysts. This natural vinegar has the ability to protect the skin from bacteria and destroy the infection. You should apply some vinegar directly to the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Repeat this procedure every day in period of a week until you notice hard layer of skin formed over the cyst. Carefully remove it and allow the cyst to drain. Thoroughly clean the area within a week and new skin will soon start to grow.


You can treat cyst infections 1 tablespoon dandelion mixed with some viola. Put this mixture in water to boil for 45 minutes. Next step is to strain the content and drink it up to 4 times a day in period of 10 days. Additionally, you can apply the mixture directly onto the cysts for relief.

Epsom salt

Fill your bathtub with water and add some Epsom salt. After that, soak in the tub and in very short time you will experience relieve of the pain and swelling thanks to the Epsom salt.

Aloe Vera

Apply natural and preferably fresh aloe vera juice directly onto the cyst or drink it.


Take a tea bag and soak it in milk and put it over the cysts overnight. With regular use you can reduce the size of the lump and thus help it heal faster.


Combine some honey, wheatgrass and banana and apply the resulted mixture directly onto the cyst. Carefully cover it with a cloth and let it act overnight.

Castor oil

Apply a bit castor oil directly onto the cyst and then cover it with a hot bag of water or a cloth. Leave it act overnight and the next morning you will notice that the size of the cyst is significantly reduced.