Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Daily soaking in warm water, several times a day, may be adequate to resolve an infected Bartholin's cyst or abscess.

After surgical procedures to treat an infected cyst or abscess, soaking in warm water is particularly important. Sitz baths help to keep the area clean, ease discomfort and promote effective drainage of the cyst. Pain relievers also may be helpful. If you have a catheter in place, after your doctor's approval, you may resume your normal activities, including sex, depending on your level of comfort.

Apr. 24, 2012

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