Perianal Abscess – Natural Treatment

Natural Remedy for Fistulas and Perianal Abscess

The current medical treatment for perianal abscess (which often results in a fistula) involves oral drug antibiotics and manual drainage of infection from the abscess. However, many doctors wish there was an alternative treatment, since it is so hard to get antibiotics to the actual infection site. Oral antibiotics are processed via the GI (digestive) system, so very dilute amounts end up reaching the rectal area. The good news is: We DO have an alternative treatment that delivers a very powerful natural antibiotic directly to the abscess site.

We now have a large number of sufferers who have tested this protocol and nearly all have had a marked improvement, with the majority seeing complete healing. So I have posted the protocol here and if you try it, please post your comments to let us know how it worked, whether you changed or adapted it, etc.

One of my readers took the basic Wild Oregano Syringing protocol below and improved upon it by using an infrared laser to cause the wild oregano to penetrate more deeply and also to speed healing. So be sure and read this article as well before beginning treatment.

Most recently, based upon our experiments with healing anal stenosis and strictures and also intestinal strictures, I also gave a few readers an even more potent formula than just wild oregano. However, since this formula contains DMSO, you should only use it under strict instructions, after you have been educated about this powerful substance (which instantly transports through the skin almost any substance it comes in contact with). I will give you this new, experimental formula at the end of this post, with instructions for the eBook you need to get to know how to use and apply it.

Perianal Abscess and Fistula Treatment Protocol

If you have a perianal abscess that is still enclosed, or walled-off, then the first step is to try applying wild oregano oil topically to the infected area. Start at a 7:1 dilution with olive oil (7 drops organic olive oil : 1 drop wild oregano oil), and then increase strength to get it as close to full strength as you can tolerate – only use the brands I recommend, to ensure potency.

Apply topically five times per day and also begin Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol (on page 152 of Listen To Your Gut) orally.

If this doesn’t work sufficiently to reduce infection after two weeks, then you may want to have your gastroenterologist drain the abscess. If he/she performs this procedure, your GI will want to follow it with oral drug antibiotics.

However, you do have the option of having the abscess drained and then NOT following it with drug antibiotics. You can use oral wild oregano or olive leaf instead – just follow the same protocol in my eBook for Natural Treatment for Gut Infection

If you decide to have it drained, then (if possible) during the procedure, have the GI syringe it with full strength wild oregano (as much as will go in) after drainage.

Then, (regardless of whether he’ll do that, or not) try to get him to leave a drainage tube in place. This will make it very easy for you to syringe it yourself with wild oregano and thereby avoid having to take any prescription antibiotics.

Even if he won’t leave a drainage tube in place, you can still syringe it (syringes available at local pharmacy – often dental or oral irrigation syringes work best as they’re long and narrow) through the hole – it’s just more difficult and uncomfortable.

Wild Oregano Syringing Protocol:

•    Syringe wild oregano oil into your fistula hole or drainage tube with as close to full strength wild oregano oil as you can tolerate. Start at a 7:1 dilution with olive oil (7 drops organic olive oil : 1 drop wild oregano oil), and then increase in strength to get it as close to full strength wild oregano as you can tolerate. Try to elevate your fistula opening so that the oregano oil stays in the abscess cavity and doesn’t drain back out immediately. Try plugging the drainage hole with a piece of wax or silicone earplug, or something, to block it closed for 20 minutes after syringing, then remove and let it drain. Most people have been using a 10 ml syringe, but even 5 ml (depending on how much you can get in there) is likely sufficient. For detailed information on wild oregano and detailed instructions on how to prepare a dilution, see my eBook What You Need To Know About Wild Oregano Oil.

•    Syringe every 2 hours for the first 24 hours (when you’re asleep at night, let it go 4 hours).

•    Then every 4 hours for the next 24 hours.

•    Then 4 times per day thereafter until infection is completely resolved / gone.

•    Then 2 times per day for 10 days (yes, this is AFTER there is no infection left).

•    Then allow the hole to close (if it hasn’t already) by removing the drainage tube and continue applying topically for a month, 3x/day.

Throughout this whole regimen, continue with the oral wild oregano and probiotics, as per Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol – given in my eBook, Natural Treatments for Gut Infection.

* A big thank-you to my brother, Millan Patel MD, MSc, who helped me develop the syringing part of this protocol.

Speed Fistula Healing With An Infrared Laser

One of my readers has improved upon this protocol by using an infrared laser as well, to cause the wild oregano to penetrate more deeply and also to speed healing. So be sure and read this article as well before beginning treatment. You’ll see from the Comments Section below (please read thoroughly before submitting a question) that if people cannot syringe directly into their drainage hole, they are syringing to wherever they can reach. If their fistula drains into their rectum, then they are syringing up their rectum instead.

More Potent Experimental Syringing Formula

As I mentioned above, we have recently started testing this turbo-charged, very powerful formula to heal fistulas or abscesses. But these are experimental and you need to be educated about DMSO in order to use it safely (beyond the scope of this blog).

Formula A

15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

This would give you a 20% DMSO formula. So far, people have reported good results with this formula, BUT, if it’s not strong enough, then increase the wild oregano and decrease the aloe vera:

Formula B

10 ml (2 tsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
15 ml (3 tsp.) wild oregano oil

IMPORTANT: You MUST read my eBook on Natural Treatments for Anal Stenosis and Stricture for a full description of each of these ingredients, how to mix, how to apply it, safety guidelines, etc. before beginning treatment, you can get the eBook and formula ingredients here. Do NOT attempt these DMSO-based formulas without reading my eBook, or doing extensive research on DMSO first! Also, do not use brands other than the ones I recommend. If you don’t want to buy online, just copy down the brand names and get your local health store to order them in for you.

One of my readers had a fistula from his intestine that was draining out his belly button and after only a few days of using this formula topically (Formula A), along with my Oral Intestinal StrictureHeal formula (which has similar ingredients, but is swallowed by mouth), here’s the report of his progress (after colonoscopy):

“Other good news, Jon’s stomach and duodenum were completely clear. There was a nodule at the base of the stomach where the doc thinks the fistula track may have run. He could not find a hole anymore, nor could he see a hole in the transverse colon. His belly button is still oozing slightly but we are hopeful that the absence of visible holes on the inside means it is healing as it should from the inside out.”

Where Do You Start?

I know, I’ve given you a lot of new information in this blog post. So the place to start is by reading everything and educating yourself fully before you begin – this will give you the highest chance of success.

So firstly, this article is part 1 of a 3-part series, which together give you the FULL instructions on how to heal a fistula or perianal abscess. So make sure you read EACH post to get the full instructions:

1. Natural Remedy for Perianal Abscess and Fistula – this post above
2. How to Use Infrared Lasers to Speed Healing of Fistulas
3. Amy’s story: How She Used Jini’s Natural Remedy and Infrared Lasers to Heal Her Son’s Perianal Abscess

Next, you need to buy your supplies (ONLY the brands I recommend – do NOT substitute or you will not have the same results!). Also buy any of the additional eBooks that you need; based on whether you need an oral natural antibiotic, or you want to try the new experimental DMSO-based formulas – links to all are in the post above. And you also need to buy a 5 – 10 ml syringe, either regular or dental (oral irrigation syringe) and clean it with hot soapy water after each use.

If you want encouragement, or you have a difficult situation, then first read through all of the COMMENTS below this post as your question is likely already answered there. Note: If you ask me a question I have already answered, I will not reply, so be sure to read through the Comments before posting.

Click here if you have a rectovaginal fistula for specific instructions for this condition.

If you still need additional guidance, then consider booking with a doctor familiar with my protocols to help you.
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  1. My name is Roland Lemus, and I have posted a note that was sent to an audience for a seminar about Ulcerative Colitis and J pouch relief. I received a J pouch, and never thought in a million years that I would do that, but I did, and I feel better for it. If anyone has questions, please ask, there doesn’t seem to be many U.C. resources to bounce questions and meds and other concerns, I see more Chrones resources which is nice, but U.C. sufferers need more folks sharing the good and the bad. Knowledge is power and that knowledge can lead to relief.

    Best of luck – Roland

    June 12, 2008

    Audience:
    I hope this email gets to you in time. My name is Roland Lemus. I had a severe condition of ulcerative colitis. I noticed bleeding on going to the bathroom in February 2000. Ironically, my first operation to correct my condition was in February 2008. Eight long years later. My condition was so bad last year that I was strategically finding the bathrooms to any store or restaurant to ensure I would make it in time. I had become steroid dependant and my appearance was puffy and round which are the common side affects to prednisone. I would be in a fetal position some weekends, feeling weak and sleeping. As my doctor, Dr. Tuvlin stated to me, I had really forgotten how to feel good. Even though I was working, getting into armour on some weekends and fighting full speed. My performance was lack luster to say the least. On my last colostomy, they found a benign growth, but it was too much for me to take a chance on, since my wife had passed away in 2002 from stage 4 breast cancer. I couldn’t put my now 14 year old daughter through another, “well, everything is going to be ok, and we will check in another year to see if things are ok” That was not an option, and while Remicade may have worked, I needed a result and more severe action to get further away from anything remotely called cancer. I now looked at this whole process as a mission, a mission that I would win, and I knew I had to be patient, but that is not my strong suite.

    While I was in the hospital, I asked Dr. Tuvlin and other doctors of what my options were, and they gave me some good advice. One of those options was surgery, and I decided to go through with it. I was scared to some extent, but my past experiences with
    The hospital encouraged me to choose this course. Since this was a two step operation, I will let DR. Tuvlin explain the details on this process. I am writing to you, a fellow sufferer that if your condition is to the point of being steroid dependant and you are fed up with being tired, I strongly recommend going through with this two pronged process. It has been a bumpy road whenever anyone gets this type of operation. Also, anything can happen, but I choose a better quality of life, and I believe I am on that road now.

    I am a month and a half out of the last operation. I thought I would never use an Illiostomy bag for 2 months, but I did. I give all the credit of support and love during this process to my lady Beth. She learned how to change the bag every so often, since I was a big baby about it. She put up with a lot of howling from the hairs being pulled on my stomach. Not really a big deal unless it’s your hairs being pulled.

    I ate almost everything, and Dr. Jordan may not like to hear that but I am doing much better and I actually FEEL good. I am working on getting my strength back so I can get back into armour, but I don’t have the same fear of a bad colonoscopy. Is this for everyone? You will have to ask your doctor, but if you are a good candidate for this process to relieve your ulcerative colitis, then I would do it all over again. Dr. Tuvlin KNOWS I don’t say that lightly. I don’t feel weak anymore and I eat relatively what is on my list of things I can eat, but believe me, I am not going without by any means. Also, the best part of this outcome is that I am off prednisone, which has made my face and my body feel better. SINCE the operation, I can now attend other FAMILY related events, which is why I am not there personally; I send my apologies to you out there who may have had some questions that I didn’t address here. I thank all of the wonder staff of Dr.’s Tuvlin and Jordan that has helped me through this journey. It’s not over, but I can tell you it was worth it. Beth has been a trooper and incredible. It helps to have someone who can help you around. Best of luck to anyone who is hearing this and trying to make a decision.

    Sincerely,

    Roland Lemus



  2. Hi Jini,
    I dont know what exactly cured it. In doing preparation for a sigmoidoscopy, I did about 5 enema’s. That and the fast for one day might have helped it heal. The tech at the hospital said that they go away after 2 to 4 months.



  3. Hi Roland,

    It’s early days for you and hopefully you don’t experience any infection in your J-pouch. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for many (pouchitis).

    But there are some things you can do to prevent and also treat this if it occurs:

    1. Take therapeutic probiotics. I prefer Natren brand.

    2. Use L-Glutamine.

    3. In extreme or chronic infection, follow Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol and if necessary, syringe wild oregano up your rectum.

    all the best and thanks for sharing,
    Jini



  4. Has anyone looked into or tried hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) for treating fistulas?



  5. It may be my imagination but I noticed that when I stopped eating pork my perianal abscess seemed to dry up (trial and error)..maybe others could try this and see if they get the same results.



  6. Hi Jini / Nicole,
    Please could you help me with a couple of questions concerning the elemental diet which I am going to dive into.
    I am trying to heal up a fistula and have been reading in LTYG that I should get rid of any infection before going onto the elemental diet. It says this in several places in the book ( concerning fistula) so really want to be sure before I start the diet as dont want to seal any infection in like. I have been proceeding with the oregano oil protocol orally and via syringe and taking natren probiotics.
    Could you tell me if this is rightr and also whether I need to take the probiotics during the elemental diet also.
    How will I know when the infection is cleared up enough to start the diet… The docs dont seem so capable over here in the uk to give me this kind of info.
    Cheers
    Dave H



  7. Hi Dave,

    If you’ve been on Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol, syringing as described in this post and also taking probiotics for at least 2 months, then you can go ahead and start the IBD Remission Diet.

    However, you should continue doing all of the above therapies (as needed) the whole time you are on the Diet and also following (if needed).

    Don’t worry, your body won’t close the fistula hole until you have the infection under control because you’re not applying a wound healer (like comfrey) to the fistula.

    As everyone’s body responds differently, there’s no cut and dried timetable for any of this. It’s more an issue of listening/watching your body and following its cues.

    If you need more help, please post on my Forum, where we can back and forth:

    http://www.jinipatelthompson.com

    take care,
    Jini



  8. Thanks Jini,
    I have only been on the probiotics and the oregano oil for one month now and still get some discharge which I guess means I still have an infection present.
    I am also on the reduce diarhia diet and will experiment with raw milk.
    Is there a clear way of knowing when there is no more infection.
    Thanks for your help
    Dave



  9. Hi Jini,
    My name is Lilly and i have had chrons for the past 13 yrs and had a right hemiocolectomy at the age of 13.
    I have been on the scd diet for nearly two months now and i have had a perianal fistula for 6 years.I had a seton put in last year.I have been applying oil of oregano topically 5x a day for 3 weeks and the opening around my skin has healed a little bit.Iam thinking of taking the seton out and then syringing the opening as required.Would it be wise for me to do that?I would love to hear back from you soon.Many thanks Lilly



  10. Hi Jini,
    Thank you for replying to my post,i can try to syringe the wild oregano up the seton.I was thinking i might not be able to get enough of the wild oregano through the fistula track as the seton is blocking the internal and external opening.Many thanks Lilly



  11. Hi Lilly,

    I can’t advise you on whether to remove the seton or not – that’s beyond my capability – so you’ll have to follow your own gut and make your own decision.

    However, you might want to follow this thread on my forum, where the person is dealing with something similar and you can post here, or it might give you some ideas:

    http://www.jinipatelthompson.com/phpBB3/topic1791.html



  12. Hi Jini,
    My gut instinct tells me to take the seton out as i have had it for a year now and my doctor told me it has done no improvements for me.I will definatly take the seton out and syringe the area with oil of oregano,i know i need to try different things in order to find out whats working for me.I desperatly want to heal the natraul way because taking antibiotics just makes matters worse for me.
    I have a very positive feeling about wild oil of oregano as it has healed the most of the external opening of the fistula.Since i have been on the scd diet i have noticed great improvements in the amount of pus coming also the pus filled pocket has completly reduced.I will let you know of any other improvments i have with this soon.I apprieciate your comments and advice and thank you for your help.Lilly



  13. Hi Jini,

    Just wanted to let you know your protocol – the portion of it we’ve been able to use with my 11 year old son – has been working really well! He developed a large abscess on the perineum in December which hasn’t yet healed, then a second one right on the anus last month.

    My boy has suspected IBD, though few signs of it. He was really trashed by the antibiotics given for the first abscess – runny diarrhea for a month after those, then constipation when he went overboard with too much fiber cereal.

    Enter your protocol: we’ve been doing oregano oil capsules and probiotics for about two weeks, and the anal abscess has almost disappeared. We didn’t syringe, as he just couldn’t tolerate that. Glad it turned out not to be necessary! Now I will focus on the long-unhealed primary abscess with the topical treatment. Since it is “open” and draining, I hope some of the 10:1 olive oil dilution I’m using will get in there and heal things up.

    Bless you for putting together the protocol and this site! The pediatrician we’d seen the day I found it wanted to put my son on antibiotics for a month straight, and I just didn’t want to do that to him.

    All the best, and thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Beth



  14. Hi Beth,

    Try reducing the dilution to 7:1 or even 6:1 – many have been finding that fine and the increased strength should heal it faster.

    Also, a reader posted this on my forum: put 2 cups of epsom salts in a HOT bath and stay there for an hour or longer. This completely drained her abscess and it never came back.

    If you do the two together – it may work very well. Let us know….

    Jini



  15. well i have had a perianal abscess for 8 months now..got drained 2x and now looking into Seton operation..kinda iffy on the subject..will it help heal the abscess and how long will it drain for til it finally heals so i can go on remicade



  16. tried this and of course it didn’t work. why would it? just like taking oral antibiotics seldom works. doesn’t get to the root of the problem. post this comment snake oil lady. that stuff was expensive (and stung) and didn’t do anything.



  17. Traven, don’t dis the oregano – or Jini. Maybe you put it on in to low a dilution – we dilute with virgin olive oil. You have to be patient for the oregano to work, and it helps to take it orally as well as apply it. If your lesion is open and ragged, gentle it with something less intense. My son has had his two abscesses for more than a year, but we’re really getting somewhere now.

    We continue to use topical oregano oil, which made real headway with my 12-year-old’s abscesses. We alternated a 7:1 topical application with a cream containing Goldenseal and Myrrh, and got the abscesses into a non-inflamed, much shrunken state. The specialist MD recommends eventual surgery, but outcomes seem so dubious, we’re not going that route.

    Our Naturopath did some research and now has my son on an oral combination of oral Myrrh and Gotu Kola. Within a week, the smaller anal one burst and released a bunch of held pus, and the drainage on the original lesion has decreased. It tastes foul, but is working well from within. The research indicated this could be a helpful approach for people with fistulae, also.

    Don’t give up. We aren’t – I want my kid on his bike this summer!



  18. Hi Beth – one more thing some of the members over at JPT Wellness Circle have been experimenting with is combining this treatment with infrared laser treatment – and it’s been working really well. The infrared laser not only drives the remedy deeper into the tissue, but it also speeds the wound healing.

    Another thing we’ve been experimenting with, is combining the wild oregano with nanoparticle silver and DMSO – because again, both transport the remedies deeply into the tissue and have their own anti-infection properties as well.

    People have been getting some really good results from these two additions – one mother wrote an article for the JPT Wellness Circle Infoletter all about how she used the infrared laser treatment to effect complete healing when the wild oregano alone didn’t quite do the job and her son had the fistula/abscess for 2 years. It’s been 11 months now, and no recurrence.

    I’m glad you understood from my article here that these are experimental protocols and we are looking for everyone to pool their knowledge and results to hopefully come up with something solid.



  19. HI Jini, nice to hear from you. How does one obtain an infrared laser – or are you talking about something like a laser pointer? I’d like to hear some guidelines on exposure time, how long post application of topical treatment, etc.

    I assume you still have to be careful about the eyes with these things, too.

    If you are interested, I will ask our ND for his citations on the research he used to come up with the Myrrh/Gotu Kola combo, and I can post them. He’s evidence based, but very innovative.

    You’re a peach, Jini, thank you again for creating this resource for us all.



  20. Hi Jini,
    i have been on the scd diet for a year now and i had a transsphincteric fistula for 6 years which healed within four months on the diet.I listened to my gut instinct and took the seton out which i initially had for a year.I took oil of oregano as well as syringe the area of the fistula track twice a day.I also rubbed oil of oregano in the external area of the fistula every couple of hours until it completely healed.
    i have done well so far on the scd diet but not 100% so i will be considering to take Natren’s probiotics as recommended.Thank you so much for your past replies Jini and you have been a great inspiration to me.Kind regards Lilly



  21. Hi Jini,

    I have a query about using the Wild Oregano Oil. I’ve Crohn’s disease and a recto-vaginal fistuala. I have chronic diarrhea so that doesn’t help fistula. I am taking psyllium husks at the moment but I don’t think they are doing much good for me, so as soon as I get home (Ireland) I plan to start L-Glutamine, see how that works for me. I also want to start the above for treatment for my fistula.

    I know that taking the Wild Oregano Oil you need to take probiotics as well, I plan to order them all so that they are at home by the time I arrive. I was just wondering what order to take the products. In morning take the Wild Oregano Oil, wait 1/2 and hour then take the L-Glutamine, wait 1/2 an hour then take probiotics wait 1/2 an hour then have breakfast??

    Or could you suggest a better way of taking these?

    Thanking you

    Shauna



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  23. hello –

    i know it is probably my fault for not trying a “10:1 dilution with olive oil” first and going straight for “as close to full strength as you can tolerate” – i applied the oil in its concentrated form and now i have a burn mark on my anus which is more painful than the abscess i was attempting to treat. I have had 3 abscesses drained in the passed and recognized that i was developing a new one from a fissure that healed over.

    Since applying the oil twice (on the same day), a very painful burn has appeared on my anus and there is a bit of redness. i had a salt bath and blackened skin peeled of my anus revealing a v-shaped chemical-like burn the size of a 10 cent piece. (i can submit a photo).

    since this incident (2 days ago), i have been using it 40/60 diluted with olive oil. but my bottom feels really raw and im not sure that i should be continuing with this treatment.

    i think the abscess is gone as there does not seem to be any pressure under the skin which i would normally associate with this condition but i am really uncomfortable and there is redness and swelling. should i discontinue use of the oragano/olive oil and start treating the burn with something else?

    please help..



  24. If you’re doing 40/60 – that’s pretty close to a 2:1 dilution – not 10:1 (which is 10 drops of organic olive oil and only 1 drop of wild oregano oil).

    I’ve put it full strength on mucus membranes and never experienced nor heard of a burn like the one you’re describing – are you using one of my recommended brands of wild oregano?:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/shop-by-wild-oregano-oil/

    One other thought – maybe you are using a PURE ESSENTIAL oil, rather than a commercial brand (which is already diluted) as that can cause a burn like you described.

    Properly prepared wild oregano is used to treat burns and we did an article on this over at JPT Wellness Circle – with photos of how it speeds healing.

    There’s healing pus and infection pus – so depending on which one is weeping, that should decide your course of treatment.

    Regardless, if you use a 10:1 dilution with one of the brands I recommend (should be available at your local health store) it should help in either case.



  25. yes – i just checked it and it pure essential oil.

    should i continue using this at 10:1 or should i switch to a smoothing aloe treatment?

    i am now concerned that this burn will become infected

    what are your thoughts?



  26. Hi Jini,

    I had fistula surgery 2 years ago from a fistula that would not heal. And recently I have had a really hard time with fistulas coming back since May. I had a bout with constipation and a flare up with Chrones, and wound up with numerous fistulas because of it. I just recently started taking oil or oregano capsules hoping it will help clear up the discharge and weeping from the fissures/fistulas. Ive been taking 1 in the am on an empty stomach, and 1 in the evening before dinner. The am dose has made me feel bloated, gassy and a little nauseous… though i have read that as the oil starts working and kills off bacteria/yeast and parasites it can make you very gassy and bloated. I have a large pocket on the left side just before my anus (fistula) that i want to try applying the oil to it to see if it drys it up at all. The bottle says that is already mixed with virgin olive oil, so i think its safe to try right from the capsule with out dilution. Would this be safe to put on the fistula before bed and keep on all night?

    I have tried everything… aloe ointment, vitamin E, neosporine, prescription ointments. I take an epsom salt sitz bath every night, and take internal aloe juice am and pm. Im hoping the oregano helps with the infection discharge.

    Any other words of wisdom is much appreciated!



  27. Everything we have tried is already given above. So you can follow that, or experiment as you feel led.

    We are also currently testing a stronger protocol – using DMSO, nanoparticle silver, potassium iodide, wild oregano, etc. over at JPT Wellness Circle – and many are combining this with the infrared laser as well. So, if you wanted to find out about this and test it, you can just join for month, download everything and then quit:

    http://www.JPTwellnessCircle.com

    If you want more info on wild oregano, you can get my free report (go to FREE STUFF page), or you can get get just the Wild Oregano Oil Protocol (without having to buy the book):

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/probiotic-retention-enema/

    Please post here when you find the combination that works best for you, so others can benefit – also, did you read through the comments above? Others have already posted some great content.



  28. Hello,
    I am very grateful for this kind of information being available online to answer my everyday questions! I was diagnosed with Crohns 4 years ago, and after my first year, I had a bowel resection and am now in remission.

    My current situation is this:
    I developed an abcess/fistula 2 years ago, had it drained, and it came back last year, burst on its own and then later drained and with a seton. I am not taking any antibiotics for it but after realizing the possibility of having multiple abscesses, I think I will try the wild oregano. There is soreness near the original abscess but i am not sure if it is part of the original abscess or a new one. It is very uncomfortable to sit, especially in seats without cushion and I wonder if baths will help until I can get the oregano? It is literally a pain in the @$$!

    Thank you for your help, and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do this!



  29. Like Janet, I too have a abscess/fistula. But have only had it for months. I have a seton. My problem started two weeks ago as I noticed that fecal matter was now moving from inside the rectum and out the opening of the abscess. My colo-rectal surgeon just said “it’s probably Crohn’s related” but now today a few weeks later I am noticing pain now on the opposite side of my bottom near the opening of the abscess, and moving up. I am worried it may be spreading, like creating a new abscess. Can I use Oil of Oregano in a fistula that was INTERNAL to begin with? My abscess was not external, it was internal, and began spreading and pushed out to the surface, then I was lanced, and then had a seton placed. My abscess was very very large. I am not taking any drugs for it. I am only on the SCD, but that doesn’t seem to help the fistula heal, So I am thinking about using Oil of Oregano for the fistula but how with a Seton in it? Should I place the Oil or Oregano inside my rectum? Will that help heal the opening hole where the seton is? Will this help the feces not make it’s way into the fistula? I am so despartate to know how to help heal. Help please!



  30. Hi Jini, I have had fistula for about 8 years…i had a fistuloctomy last year where one of the 3 fistulas was removed however it has not fully healed the pus still comes out but not always…i have sever pain after BM for about 5 hours and then it goes away…i went on homeopathic medicine….does not seem to work….read somewhere about olive oil…started using on it since tonight…

    I want to know if there is anything you can help with…if you have the formula readymade please let me know so i can purchase….i really need help…it is effecting my life..im male 34 married…do regular exercise and m fit….



  31. Hello and Hello.. Well I just got released once again from the hospital!! I had an abscess (perianal) / fistula but this time which is the 3rd.. they stuck some sort of draining tube which the MD will be taking out 1 1/2 weeks from now.. AND I NEED SOME ANSWERS PLEEEEEEASSSSEEE.. ok so I didn’t get any antibiotic subscription this time just for pain so I guess I don’t need it right? but I do have my oil of oregano… anyway.. Can I Still Use it? I do not have a syringe but I can try and get one meantime what possibly can I do? I never ever want to see this happen again to me its awful to go through so I feel everyone’s pain :( Can someone put droplets through the tube while I lay Prone..then seal the tube for awhile?? I also need to know the best solution after everything is all said and done and when its closed..what then can I do? continue rubbing the Oregano on me?? syringe it?? please help.. thank u



  32. Hi Tiggz – without being able to see your seton, it’s impossible to say what might work. Best is if you experiment with whatever looks likely to work to get the wild oregano to the infection and also get a laser to use – see my post on that.

    You can also go on Jini’s Wild Oregano Oil Protocol to address foundational pathogens and balance gut flora.

    And yes, after it is sealed, continue applying woo externally until you are absolutely sure it is 100% gone.



  33. Hi jini, just to let you know I have used the wild oregano protocol three times in the last two years and successfully healed my transphrintric, horseshoe type fistula. I also followed my gut instint by removing the seton. The doctors told me that my fistula will never heal but I proved them wrong, thanks to your hardwork on getting this protocol addressed. I am now starting the elemental diet as I have narrowing in my rectrum which bleeds everytime I pass stool. I am thinking of adding raw organic cows milk and hopefully that will give me more calories to gain weight. I would like to thank you and I think your just a truly inspirational person. Kind regards Lilly



  34. Lilly – that’s awesome!! Well done for being persistent and following your body wisdom!

    If you’re a JPT Wellness Circle member, head over there and type in “DMSO” to the search box – it will pull up my articles on HemorrHeal Suppositories – which heal hemorrhoids, but ALSO dissolve and soften scar tissue in the rectum. The recipe for how to make them is given in the article. If you now have a fissure, you can alternate these with FissureHeal supps. for the best results – although the HemorrHeal on their own might be enough.

    Also, check out this vid, for positions to ease pressure/force on the rectum when you defecate:

    Constipation Pooping Positions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3r3J3mIegI

    best,
    Jini



  35. Hi, thank you again for your kind reply and inormation regarding the Hemorrheal Suppositories. Take care Lilly



  36. I was doing some research for some natural treatment for a perianal horseshoe fistula and I discovered your website. For almost a year, I have been running to the emergency to drain my abscesses, even though I have been taking sitz baths with Epsom salts 3 times a day (I have been lucky to be able to work at home). The nurse from the Extra-mural program was visiting me once every 2 weeks to check up on me.

    I am scheduled for a surgery in 3 weeks to insert a drainage setton and I don’t feel good about it. For the first time, I tried trusting traditional medicine but it is not working for me. I always have been taking good care of my health and never had any problem, until now. I don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, don’t drink coffee, don’t eat meat, meditate. I organized my studio at home (writing and editing) in order that I won’t have to sit for long periods of times (which caused pain). I work standing up.

    This surgery which I am supposed to have seems so aggressive and I have been trying to figure out how to heal my 2 fistulas with a more natural method. I thought that if I prevent the infection, the abscesses will stop. Since I discovered your website (one month ago), I have been taking Oregano oil 3 times a day, before a meal and probiotic supplement after my meal. I also, have been making fresh juice (carrots, cabbage and apple) once a day.

    I noticed that the opening of the fistulas started to close. No more pus. No pain. I told the nurse not to come anymore, that I was healing. She was so happy for me. Then, last week, I started to feel pain and swelling again. An abscess was forming but this time, it was different. I did not panic and run to the emergency to have it drained. I applied a cabbage leaf with some heat and moisture and kept with the sitz baths with Epsom salts, several times a day. Finally, it opened up and blood was coming out. I still did not panic because I felt that it was a good sign, that it was healing. After a day of seeing only blood, a little pus came out, just a small quantity. Then, the opening closed and it was the other fistula on the other side that started to swell. I did the same procedure (cabbage leaf with some heat and moisture, sitz baths with Epsom salts) and blood came out. And then a little pus.

    I feel that I don’t need the surgery and I am convinced that, with time, it will heal. I am prepared to be patient, cooperate with my body and keep on taking Oregano oil and Probiotic supplement. But I have one question : is the syringe protocol necessary ? When you take the oil, it goes into your bloodstream… surely into the fistula track. So why bother inserting it into the track with a syringe ?

    Thank you for your help !
    Nicole
    Canada



  37. Hi Nicole – the syringing (or in your case topical application is all that’s needed) of wild oregano oil is necessary because by the time the wild oregano (or antibiotic) goes through the digestive system, it is very hard to get enough to the abscess site to do any good. But if you syringe, or apply topically to the abscess site, it is absorbed instantly through the skin, directly into the site of infection. Using the infrared laser, then helps the wild oregano penetrate deeper and stimulates tissue healing.

    Well done on taking control of your health! You have done so well and are nearly there. I suspect that once you put the wild oregano (full-strength if you can tolerate) on topically, you will clear up the remaining microbes – along with everything else you are doing.



  38. Hi Jini, sorry it took so long to answer you.

    JINI Said,
    “Can you not syringe the wild oregano up through the seton? And yes, you could also syringe it up into your rectum.”

    I do not know if I can syringe the wild of oregano through the seton. It’s seems pretty tight. My fistula is healing now. Less puss. No pain. But it is affecting my hemrrhoid skin tags. I sometimes get much pain from those. But anyway, you say I can syringe the oil of oregano mix up into my rectum. Would that cause me burning pain? I know we mix it with olive oil but it just scares me because it it very delicate there and that is where I have the peri-anal crohns. But, to be honest since on the SCD I don’t have any Crohns symptoms. Just dealing with the healing fistula. I would love this seton to be removed but not sure when the doc would do that or if she would be willing since it may be through the muscle. But honestly I do believe in natural healing.

    Has anyone here had a seton that went through the muscle and was able to get it removed without any further surgery?

    Thanks



  39. JINNI, Have been working on abscesses with Oregano. Struggling with FISTUA INFECTION. Urine culture shows KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE. Fevers don’t quit. CIPRO recommended but side effects like tendon ruptu. are too risky. Besides, Klebsiella is often antibiotic resistant. But infection has spread. ANY ideas would be appreciated. Thanks



  40. I have had acid reflux in the past and have tried even pure cherry juice in the past and that has caused really bad heart burn. I don’t eat junk food anymore and I feel better, but would Oil of Oregano cause heart burn for someone like me? Should I mix it with a lot of water?

    Thanks



  41. No, heartburn is not due to pathogens or infection. You need to use probiotics, go here and download the Probiotics Teleseminar and it will tell you what to do:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/ltyg-teleseminar-probiotics-1-with-natasha-trenev-mp3-audio-and-pdf-transcript/

    For short-term (immediate) relief, you can use these lozenges before and/or after a meal:
    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/shop-by-probiotics/

    p.s. don’t buy from JPT Holistic Health Shoppe if you’re only buying one item – the shipping is all courier (UPS, FedEx) and too expensive if just shipping one item. Get your local store to order in the product for you.



  42. Hi Jini,
    I recently finished the elemental diet, my bleedinging in my rectrum has completly gone which is great. I really enjoyed being on the diet and succesfully gained weight thankfully. I am now ready to use the Hemmorheal suppositores for the narrowing in my rectrum and I have brought the DMSO 70% 30% distilled water and SSKI Tri Quench brand from Tahoma dispensary, can you please clarify if this is the correct one for making the suppositories. The DMSO states that it is intended for the use of solvent only and may irritate the skin. Not sure if I have purchased the right one?
    Many thanks Lilly



  43. Yes, that’s the correct one. Go to JPTwellnessCircle.com and type HemorrHeal Suppositories into the search box and it will pull up the article and instructions for you.



  44. Hi Jini,

    I have had crohn’s since February 2011, I am started on Cimzia treatments for ulcers in my colon and it seems to help but I am trying to do more holistic measures. I am getting on a probiotic and have added supplements to try natural measures. My problem now is I was told during my colonoscope by my GI doctor that I have hemmorhoids that resembles large masses. He referred me to a rectal surgeon who put me on cipro for anal abcesses. The cipro didn’t work. They are my first abcesses and he suggested that I not get them surgically removed because they can be difficult to heal with crohns. This is all new and overwhelming. I am only 25 and need some advice and better understanding of abvesses and how this can be treated holistically. The abcesses are closed and painful. They never really drained or anything. If you can offer advice and explain what to look for and how these abcesses can be treated I would be greatly appreciative. It’s all so new to me and I want to get better. I am taking fish oil as of today and I heard wormwood can help so I plan on adding that as well but the abcesses are a separate issue and the rectal surgeon basically said he hopes they go away in their own. Help please!!!!



  45. Hi Jini!!

    First I want to thank you for your website! I am not sure how long I have had my fistula’s, I just found out last Friday! My doctor immediatelty set me up to see the surgeon but did not offer any relief for the infection. I began the woo on Saturday both topically and syringing and the world of a difference! The openngs were not large enough for my syringe so I have been syringing rectally only. I drained for two days straight, but now I believe I may be draining elsewhere- possible rectovaginal fistula but cannot confirm until MRI next week. Is it safe to also syringe the woo in there as well as the rectum?

    Thank you again for all of your advice so far! I am looking forward to surprising my doctors with healed fistulas soon!

    Amy



  46. Yes, you can use it vaginally – people usually start with a 7:1 dilution (7 olive oil, 1 oregano) and then increase from there if they can tolerate it.

    You can also soak a sterile gauze pad in the solution (or in 6% hydrogen peroxide) and stuff it up there for 15 minutes – use your kegel exercises to contract the vagina so the mixture gets worked into the folds.



  47. In order to heal the fistula track, is it absolutely necessary to syringe and insert the oregano oil into the opening? Will applying it topically have any healing results. & I wasn’t sure what this mean’t “The openngs were not large enough for my syringe so I have been syringing rectally only.” So if the fistula opening isn’t large enough or is closed, I can insert oil rectally and it will heal the fistula this way? How much olive oil : oregano oil for the rectal method. How many days, approximately should I do this for?

    Thanks Jini.
    PS: I love your site & your determination to wellness for yourself and others. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world! You’re a blessing :)



  48. Yes, topically it will still help – how much, I don’t know. I believe the above reference meant that the fistula was opening into the rectum – hence syringing rectally.

    Whether using rectally or vaginally, you start with the dilution given and then increase to as strong as you can tolerate. See which brands I recommend here:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/shop-by-wild-oregano-oil/

    thanks for your kind comments and you’re very welcome!



  49. amy – just realized the dilution amounts were not listed in this blog post! (they’re in my books), so I have added them.



  50. Thanks for introducing WOO, Jini. My husband had crohns for 5 years and in dec 2010 had 2 fistulas growth. he has been to 2 operations (dec 2010 & Apr 2011) to drain the abscess but it didnt go away. I chanced upon your website while doing research and went out to buy the Oreganol (brand) oil. We have applied for 10 days now and i tell you, the open wound (since April) has healed almost 50% in the last 10 days, even the old wound from the dec op is beginning to show signs of healing. This oil has far better results than the antibiotics that he has been taking for the last 4 months!! the abscess has reduced considerably, sometimes it is only as small as a “full stop” but it will build up a little every few days. I suspect this is because he is still taking food but i am using the laser pen as described in your other article (i have ordered the one that you have introduced but it has not arrived). we have also started syringing a little the last few days but it is quite difficult to do because of the angle of the seton and i still cannot find a good syringe with a slim head. ALso, i have to mention that we did not dilute further as the bottle says that it has been diluted. My husband said the “hot” feeling last only for 1 to 2 minutes therefore he bears with it. My concern is since it is such a strong solution, will this burn his internal tissues? or should i dilute further? the only other problem that he is having is his diarrhea is not improving, he has 3-5 watery movement everyday for the last 3 years. he has been taking the bentonite clay for the last 1 week (3 times a day) but it has show no improvement. he also started taking Absorbplus (once or twice a day) as a supplement in the last few days. any suggestion to improve the situation is welcome. Thanks Jini and thanks WOO!!



  51. That’s great news!

    No, the commercial brands (like Oreganol) will not damage the tissues – as you point out, they are already diluted.

    Try the other suggestions in LTYG for firming up stool – like L-glutamine on empty stomach. Also some find a mixture of bentonite and pysllium to work best.

    Keep in mind that Absorb Plus is a liquid food – so will not reduce watery bowel movements and may increase them.



  52. Blessings All – Are there any recommendations to help drain an anal abscess caused by a anal fissure? My abscess was drained last week, and I am trying to drain it w/hot epsom salts baths and clean the hole with applications of oregano oil. Trying to stop a fistula from occurring. Many thanks and blessings to all for your faith, courage and commitment.



  53. For Bob – YARROW ROOT POWDER , SATURATED WITH ALOE VERA GEL TO MAKE A PASTE APPLIED TO THE ABSCESS ON A COTTON PATCH WILL DEFINITELY DRAIN THE ABSCESS. BUT IT WILL HURT! Yarrow draws out all the pus until pure blood comes out. THEN STOP! Good luck



  54. That’s great TED! Whoever tries this, let us know how it works…

    Do you know of anything that dissolves scar tissue? – just a project I’m working on…



  55. Thanks, Ted. I haven’t been able to find yarrow root powder. I may try to find a plant to dig up and dry the roots – I’ll let you know if i do.
    I’ve been applying oregano oil, in conjunction w/baths, which seems to be reducing the size and associated pain of the abscess.
    I, too, am interested in learning how to dissolve scar tissue.
    Great site. Thank you, All.



  56. Dragon’s Blood may be a promising potential treatment for peri-anal abscesses and healing of the gut. I picked some up from a reliable herbal manufacturer, HerbPharm of Oregon – they’re manufacturing a line of South American and Chinese “simples,” meaning one herb extract in the bottle, rather than a blend.

    Dragon’s Blood is traditionally used for diarrhea and for external wound healing. This got me interested in using it on my son’s abscesses. Despite suspected Crohn’s we won’t use it internally, as the herbalist I spoke to at HerbPharm told me that the undiluted sap they manufacture is absolutely gag-worthy. That said, it may be worth a try for those of you who have diarrhea as well as lesions.

    We’re applying it topically every night with cotton balls and it does sting on my son’s anal area – not the other abscesses.

    Will keep you posted on our results.



  57. Hi to all, RE: YARROW – We purchase from SAN FRANCISCO HERB (800-227-2830; http://www.herbspicetea.com

    RE: SCAR TISSUE -

    Violet Laser (405 nm, 5 mW) – has on/off switch and comes with a wide variety of tips, both straight and angled (for dental applications) and a padded travel case for $219. Tips can be interchanged with the Doctors Red Laser as using the two lasers in combination can work well for stubborn cases. The Violet Laser has been documented to help the body’s defenses eliminate bacteria or other infections. (With a photochemical effect). For this reason, if your fistula has a lot of infection, this violet laser may work better than the red ones. It is also better for treating (softening, dissolving) SCAR TISSUE. Good for oral treatment of gingivalis

    Also for SCAR TISSUE – HIGHLY CONCENTRATED VITAMIN E OIL 25,000 IU’S, TOPICALLY (health food store)



  58. Hi,

    I just wanted to comment on the wild oregano oil. It totally worked for me! I was really scared and depressed about my seemingly sudden condition. After the first week I saw significant healing of the abcess and almost totally gone after week two. I continued to apply to the area for 2 more weeks.

    Thanks so much for this blog!!!



  59. Hi Jini, I hv started syringing the fistulas track. I can see from the outside that the wounds have healed alot but in the last 2 days, my husband complained that the whole area (where the open wounds are) is very sore. Any idea why he is feeling the soreness after so many weeks. He was tolerating it well in the first few weeks. There is still pus but not alot. Whenever I syringe, he said it is very painful (burning feeling). Do you think we over do it? We are applying 4 times a day. He is on full dose Natren probiotics. Taking absorbplus 4 times a day in addition to lunch and dinner and also taking 10 drops of oreganol oil twice a day. Any suggestions?



  60. Sorry Jini, my husband has very sensitive skin, when we first WOO, the area around it becomes all red. I read somewhere that u could add aloe Vera to help. Can you advise what are the mixtures proportion, or should I just dilute with olive oil? Which one works better. Thanks for your help. The irritation and soreness is very discouraging especially after all that surgery pain, plus we have a toddler at home and he is feeling depressed that he can’t do anything with baby and he is talking about stopping the treatment. I think WOO is the way for him because I hv seen amazing results in the last 2 weeks. Goid news is he has been putting on weight after taling absorbplus. Any help or suggestions is greatly apreciated.



  61. you can just dilute the wild oregano further – try 10:1 (10 drops olive oil, 1 drop wild oregano) and yes, you can apply aloe vera afterwards to soothe.



  62. Hi I have been suffering from fistula since 2004,I still suffer from it to this day.seven years later I have found the name of the dieses,thanks to you.I’m not sure where to get all the medication here in south africa but I’m glad I can finally name my dieses it gets worse every summer but I’m too embarrassed to see a doctor about it.I hope it will heal one day.living in south africa my first thought was that it was hiv related so when I tested negative I wondered what it was.I never even had my own zulu word for it.now I know I’m not alone on this maybe ill have courage to see the doctors.thank you for all the information.



  63. How exactly do u apply the wild oil to the perianal abscess? I tried just using one drop today and it felt like a burning sensation.



  64. hii jini
    i had 2 abscess from the last 2 years.. and recently had one drained and had taken anitbiotics..i just read abt the oils but im confused abt it.. can u let me know more abt it..pls… the puss has reduced alot with the antibbiotic i had taken but around the abcess seems to have puss.. i may have a fistula cause im usually constipated .. so after i pass stools i feel mayb thats the reason the abcess doesnt heal ..both abcesses r really small near on the left buttock.one below the other.pls advise me as soon as possble.. im really woried abt this..



  65. I have had anal fistulas for almost 9 years now (the same ones), which is how my Crohn’s disease manifested itself.

    I have finally been told that they will never heal but have not been told why, after numerous surgeries and treatments including Imuran, antibiotics, Remicade and even Thalidomide, which was supposed to be a wonder cure but did nothing. So I figure I have nothing to lose by trying the oregano oil. I have to admit that I’m not holding much hope as surely if it worked so well I would have had it recommended by one of my many drs from 4 different countries.

    WIsh me luck.

    Sarena



  66. Doctors know very little about natural healing substances. They are simply not taught any of this in med school. Some are interested to know of natural cures that work, but many are not. And either way, they are usually prevented by their medical association from sharing any of this knowledge with patients (they could lose their license).

    Dr. Silvio Najt MD has wondered if the drugs you listed cause or exacerbate fistulas – because apparently they rarely occur in people with Crohn’s who have remained completely un-medicated.

    Be sure and read through all the comments here and also the post on the infrared laser treatment.



  67. Thanks for your reply Jinh. I am definitely going to try the oregano oil and I really hope it does help, I can’t tell you what it would mean after nine years of pain, surgery and medication. I will keep you all updated with my progress. So far I have been unable to find an affordable infrared here in the Uk but will keep looking. I get so frustrated with some of the limits put on MDs when it comes to using natural and alternative remedies.
    Sarena.



  68. I have never taken any drugs for my Crohns. I went straight to natural ways of healing. I was doing great until I foolishly drank two jello shots and some vodka with water and lime. After that I got my first only absess and that turned into a fistula. Drinking alcohol is very scary to me now. I do have some dry wine on occasion but it’s rare, and I only drink very very little. I totally see how DIET is everything when it comes to our health. I have not stopped eating pork meat and shell fish because they carry a lot of bacteria and that bateria affects fistulas. The last time I ate a pork rib the next morning my crohns flared up and the fistula was causing extreme pain. Back to the antibiotics (which I hate) and it got better. But fistula is still there.



  69. I would just like to add my 5 cents to this exchange,
    When talking about IBD there is a deep disturbance of the immune system, we can identify today dozens of compounds in our system that can go mad -TNF (alfa and beta) many Interleukins, cytokines, grouth factors (TGF), etc. I am sure these factors get even more disturbed when we apply the drugs that are meant to “control” them. We hardly identify them, barely know what they do, but medicine is sure to “manage” all those processes. Far from the real truth. So my understanding of this is that if we use drugs to treat Crohn’s or colitis, we end up increasing the symptoms and complications when compared with patients treated with a natural and cautious approach.
    Think twice before using any medication, they seldom work.



  70. I have been off the drugs now for a year or two, except a number of courses of antibioics to fight infections in my fistula. I have only had one proper flare up of the Crohn’s in my gut, which I controlled with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which I have unfortunatley fallen away from recently. Besides from my fistula, I have generally been able to control my disease through diet and lifestyle changes and have not been any worse off for comiing of the meds, despite being told I would flare if I stopped taking them, although the drs have now agreed that there was no problem with me taking myself off them so I guess they don’t always know what’s best. I figure I know my body and my disease better than anyone else.



  71. “I figure I know my body and my disease better than anyone else”. I hear you Sarena! Docs don’t always help. I have had some try to scare me into taking drugs. I would only do it if it was my last resort.



  72. I recently developed a perianal abscess and due to health insurance, surgery/er is not an option. I just bought the oregano oil and have been applying it full strength. (only for 2 days so far) no results yet but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I really need this to work!! It is painful to sit. The abscess leaked a couple days ago but is still bothersome. No fistulas that I am aware of though. Any advice to help speed the process of drying the abscess? Any advice or encouragement is greatly appreciated as I am nervous. Thank you!!



  73. Sorry, one last thing. When I noticed it leaking it seemed to be leaking from about an inch away from the actual abscess. This confused me as well! This is my first time having this issue but I do have CD. All of my other chrons issues have been intestinal and have been under control for about two years. I don’t seem to be in a flare when this abscess formed. Thanks in advance, this forum seems wonderful!



  74. Kristi – You can bathe in epsom salts (1 cup) and tea tree oil (30 drops) per bath. Apply the oregano oil to the abscess and also to where it’s leaking from – just cover the whole area.

    Be sure and read through all the comments on this post as you will learn a lot from other’s accounts. Let us know how it goes…



  75. By following this protocol, you are more likely to grow an arm our of your arse than treat your perianal abscess correctly. The gold standard of treatment IS drainage and antibiotic treatment. Everything above is completely false, and by promoting it, Jini Thompson is putting lives at risk.

    If you follow the above protocol, you may very well die…..



  76. Hi, by following this protocol u will give the best chance for ur abscess to heal rather then antibiotic treatment that will damage u in the long run. Jini Patel saved me from the years of pain I suffered with a transprintric fistula that the doctors said would never heal. Lilly



  77. Has anyone used ozone treatment? When my son’s abscesses suddenly came back with a vengeance after a quiet summer, I sent him to our N.D. who has used it for wound healing, IBS, Crohn’s etc. and asked if he would try this as an external treatment. The ND treated one abscess, which began to drain (yay) a couple of days later. I want to send him back for continued work on this first one, as well as two others.

    Curious to hear if anyone else has had success with ozone.



  78. I find it extremely irresponsible to give such poor advice on treating per anal abscess.
    Get GI to drain it and then don’t take anti biotics, inject it with….. you what this will cause? A lot more suffering for someone already suffering more than anyone should ever have to. Shame on you



  79. Hi all,

    Developed an abscess on 8th Jan 2011, had it operated on, then developed a fistula, while waiting for the operation (5 months) for the fistula, I got another abscess originating from an infection in the fistula. Had my 3rd operation where the first fistula was cut out and the 2nd abscess/fistula was debridled and stitched up with a seton drain in place for 2 weeks.

    I need to go for another MRI to see how the 2nd fistula is to be treated.

    This is an ongoing nightmare for a healthy male – colonoscopy was all clear and the fistulae did not even eat into the colon. I think they were blind fistulae. One did work it’s way out of my lower bottom cheek though.

    What can I do? The surgeries are traumatic.

    Cheers,
    Dorian,
    4 Oct 2011



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  81. Terrific post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!



  82. I developed an anal abscess about 4 weeks ago. I’m not sure what type it is but it does not sit on top of the skin it seems to be deeper in the tissue. My doctor put me on antibiotics for 1 week and it seemed to help so he put me on 2 more weeks of antibiotics saying he did not want to cut me open if he didn’t have to. During the second week, the antibiotics seemed to quit working. I starting using the wild oregano oil topically last week when the abscess became swollen and painful again. I didn’t think it would do anything especially since there is not an open wound. To my surprise it did help bring down the swelling. I started taking the wild oregano oil orally yesterday and I purchased the vetrolaser today. (which by the way is $590 with shipping. but it comes with a smaller laser also) I have also increased my vitamin c intake and I’m working on changing my diet. I really hope this works, I will keep you posted on my progress. If you have any additional advise it would be appreciated.



  83. Success! My son took his first bike ride in more than two years tonight. His three peri-anal abscesses have almost completely healed after four topical ozone treatments with our Naturopath. I was the one who suggested trying it, not the other way around. What is nice is there has been no filling/deflation cycling while the treatments, several weeks apart, or even a month apart, were administered.

    It would be nice to better understand the underlying causes, but we are both so relieved he can live as a normal 14 year old now. If you are interested in trying this therapy, please note our ND administered the ozone gas directly to the affected tissues, not through olive oil, as many websites describe. It’s very difficult to find solid info on this therapy online – most of it is in German.



  84. Hi Jini,
    Came across this site a few times in the past 3.5 years I have had an anal fistula. I do not suffer from Chron’s but developed fistula from an abscess. Tried everything excpet WOO. Currently taking serrapeptase for it but have very bad constipation – no movement at all sometimes in bowels – all remaining in upper part of bowel so gets very uncomfortable. I am vegetarian, but have dairy and wholewheat bread but tonnes of fruit and raw veg, probiotics (taking also Kefir daily), do exercise daily, and drink lots and lots of water. I am going to start the syringe protocol with WOO when I get some (I am in the UK) but wondered if you could suggest anything for the constipation. I am currently taking oxypowder which does really help but gets very uncomfortable after taking it and also whilst taking it the fistula infection is Maaaad! I have to continually open the fistula with a needle to get infection out and today for the first time tried syringing in 50/50 apple cider vinegar/water solution for 20 mins then using a needle to drain it. Any suggestions from you or anyone else reading this would be enormously gratefully appreciated! Many blessings to you for all your wonderful work. Kate



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  87. Hi Jini,
    I am nearly finished my six elemental diet and have been using the stricture healing protocol but at the moment I am feeling like all my effort was for nothing as I have discovered an abcess in my anal area. I dont understand why as I have never had one and my problems have always been in confined to my small intestine.
    Please help!
    Rebecca



  88. HI BETH. SO VERY HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON’S SUCCESS WITH THE OZONE TREATMENTS. I AM ALSO SUFFERING WITH ABCESSESS, FISTULAS, ETC I AM CURRENTLY USING THE RED AND VIOLET LASERS WITH THE ORGENO OIL. I AM GETTING SOME RELIEF BUT NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT. I AM SEARCHING FOR AN OZONE GENERATOR. ANY IDEA WHERE I AN FIND ONE? ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE ON THE TREATMENT, [TIME DURATION ETC] WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.. ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR SON. TED



  89. Can you use the oregano oil mix for hemorrhoids?? My dad had an abscess and he tried the oregano oil mix but ended up having to have operation on it as he needs it sorted now to sort out some other health probs. he is feeling good after his operation but said his hemorrhoids are giving him a fair bit of pain.



  90. Ted, the ozone has worked well for primary treatment, and for recurrence – that’s the downside, is this stops the inflammatory cycle in active phase in its tracks, but doesn’t get at the underlying issue that makes the abscesses occur in the first place.

    I wish I could give you a steer on the necessary equipment – we don’t own any, but go to our naturopath for the treatments. Typically it takes 3 treatments about 10 minutes in length, 1-2 times a week.

    Ozone is tricky to handle because it reconverts very quickly, and is unsafe to breathe. All the material I’ve seen on the internet talks about bubbling the ozone through olive oil, and that’s not the way our ND does it. He’s injected it through my upper gums to treat sinusitis, and I haven’t been present in the room when my son is treated, to offer him a bit of dignity at a sensitive age.

    Before you invest, given you’ve already invested in lasers, which aren’t cheap, why don’t you try getting a few treatments from a naturopath? Other health professionals are also using ozone, especially dentists. If you search on the internet and find a dentist in your area, they may be able to tell you about people they’ve trained with who do body parts other than mouths. I can also ask our ND.

    Keep me posted on what you find, and I’ll see what our ND has to say. Where do you live – State/Province city? That would probably help. If you live in British Columbia, I can refer you directly.

    I wish you a speedy healing – we had the same experience with oregano oil – improvement but no resolution. Never tried the laser, as I couldn’t get anyone to use one on my son and didn’t want to pay for a device if it wasn’t going to work.



  91. Hello, I have had a perianal abscess for about 5 years now and had it lanced and drained in the emergency room a couple of times. Each time it would scar over and then the abscess would fill up again and the tract under the skin would extend and the infection would try to reach the surface in a different area. I eventually ended up with an abscess tract(beneath the skin) that forms a partial circle around my anus with multiple openings to the surface around the anus and eventually an opening into the rectum(fistula).
    I went to a colorectal surgeon and he proposed to place setons to hold open the drainage areas. I requested that a drainage tube be placed in the main abscess as well as the setons and he complied. He referred to the condition as “complex perianal fistula disease”.
    The procedure was performed 3 days ago (monday, 3/19/12) and I have been following the wild oregano syringing protocol. In addition, I have been on a juice fast since the night before the procedure in order to stop bowel movements which irritate the abscess’ and cause it to fill(i believe fecal matter enters the abscess through the fistula). I plan on fasting for at least 2 weeks and also to continue with the syringing protocol. It is too soon to note any improvements but I will post an update in a week or so.
    Any comments or criticisms would be appreciated. Thank you!



  92. Also, it appears that he placed a seton that actually goes into my rectum, through the fistula into the abscess and out the opening in the perianal skin. Don’t know if I described that well or not. The seton is holding the fistula open and preventing it from healing shut. Is this desirable? I assumed that I wanted the fistula to heal and allow the abscess to drain through the openings in the perianal skin.



  93. Hi Jini

    I really think the world is conspiring against me at this stage. I just got home from hospital where they removed three burst blood vessels from my inside and outside of my back passage. They were very large and since I dont get constipated this is why I thought I had an abcess. My big problem is the doctors want me to take Augmentin to prevent infection and tramadol for the pain. I have already spent a fortune on Natren healthy trinity to try and correct the years of damage done to my flora from steroids and infections so really dont want to take them. I also dont want to take Tramadol because it contains sodium starch gluconate which I am presuming isnt SCD legal and any time I take pain killers they cause me pain in my guts. Despite me telling the doctor my concerns they just said I had to take them. I know all I seem to have is problems and you are probably sick of hearing from me but I need help. I dont know anyone on SCD and people just seem to think I have made this diet up and that I should just do whatever the doctors say. I have spent nearly everything I have on Absorb Plus, strictureheal products, probiotics,vitamins and SCD foods so I dont have to take medication and can have a safe pregnancy.

    If you have any advice on painkillers I can take or whether any of the stricture heal products will do instead of antibiotics I would be really grateful. I am sorry for the whole life story I just feel like everything is going against me and dont want all my hard work to be wasted. I also had my MRI but wont have the results from my GI until next week.

    PLEASE HELP. I dont want anymore pain or infection.
    Thank you

    Rebecca



  94. REBECCA – I already answered this question where you posted it in my other blog post:
    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/natural-healing-remedy-for-intestinal-strictures/

    TED – I’m wondering if you add DMSO to your wild oregano (to increase penetration) and maybe some SSKI and colloidal silver if that will increase the strength sufficiently to get you results? I would try syringing a formula made of:

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    This would give you a 20% DMSO formula. If it’s not strong enough, then increase the wild oregano and decrease the aloe vera:

    10 ml (2 tsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    15 ml (3 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    IMPORTANT: Please read my ebook on Rectal StrictureHeal for a full description of each of these ingredients, how to mix, safety guidelines, etc. before beginning treatment, you can get the free ebook here:

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/natural-remedy-for-anal-stenosis-and-stricture/

    Let us know how it goes…



  95. KATE – it depends on which type of constipation you have. Read through my site at:

    http://www.HealConstipation.com

    and download the free stuff there to start with. Also see this blog post:

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/triphala-and-magnesium-oxide-for-constipation/

    If you suspect stenosis or stricture is preventing the stool from coming out, then see:

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/natural-remedy-for-anal-stenosis-and-stricture/

    If you suspect internal hemorrhoids, then see:

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/how-to-heal-internal-and-external-hemorrhoids/

    JO – We have a great remedy specifically for hemorrhoids (internal or external):

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/how-to-heal-internal-and-external-hemorrhoids/



  96. MICHAEL – I think it is more important at this point to eradicate the infection than to heal the pathways. Once you have eliminated the infection, the tracks will naturally heal. The tricky part for you will be determining when all infection is gone. At that point your doc can remove the drainage tubes – but you continue syringing treatment if possible. If not, then just do topical. Just keep going with treatment until all is healed. And then, continue another 3-4 weeks with topical treatment AFTER all is completely healed.

    Remember to take high dose probiotics ongoing – for at least 3 years (but why not for life?) to prevent recurrence. You may also want to experiment with the stronger formulas I posted above for TED in #104.

    Let us know how it goes…



  97. Do you have any comments on the fasting portion of my treatment? Bowel movements are very painful and cause the abscess to flare up and I feel like they set back the healing process. I am on the 7th day juice fasting.



  98. MICHAEL – Have you considered using Absorb Plus (my elemental shake product) since this will enable you to not lose weight during your liquid diet? Many people stay on Absorb Plus until their fistulas heal. It is also soothing as it is an alkaline food.

    High dose probiotics will also help to ease your bowel movements – they make liquid bowel movements less explosive. You can combine Absorb Plus with raw juices – just make sure you are juicing mostly veggies and not much fruit. Use stevia to sweeten if needed. Here’s one of my favorite juice recipes:

    2 handfuls green kale
    1/2 fennel
    5 stalks celery
    1 avocado
    1/2 apple

    Also make sure you are getting enough good fats: organic butter, coconut oil are most helpful for healing:

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/cla-therapy-for-crohns-disease-and-colitis/

    As is Udo’s Oil. Add the Udo’s to the Absorb Plus shakes or raw juice and the butter or coconut oil to Bone Broths (also key for healing):

    http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/the-health-benefits-of-broths/



  99. Can you tell me where I can purchase a glass or metal syringe that would be the appropriate size for syringing through a drainage tube? I have a plastic syringe that fits nicely but that’s no good with dmso right?



  100. I think it would be fine to use the plastic syringe for the few seconds it takes to syringe. Some labs have discovered they can use DMSO with certain kinds of plastic/rubber gloves. They test this by leaving the DMSO inside the glove overnight, if it still fine in the morning (not eaten through) then they use those gloves for lab work. So, although a glass syringe would be ideal, personally, I would use the plastic syringe and just wash it thoroughly with hot water afterwards. You’re not supposed to use plastic with essential oils either, but for brief syringing it’s fine.



  101. also, the mixture in post 104 doesn’t exactly mix well. Do i just shake it and administer quickly?



  102. MICHAEL – that’s very odd that it is in plastic, personally, I wouldn’t use it. Yes, you need to shake it well, then suck it up into the syringe immediately. It doesn’t matter if it separates out a bit in the syringe since it’s all going to the same place. I would start with the weaker formula:

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    and only move on to the stronger if this one is not sufficient after 10 days of usage.



  103. HI BETH, SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO RESPOND. I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING OZONE GENERATORS AND DOCS THAT USE OZONE HERE IN THE CHICAGO AREA. NOT TOO MUCH LUCK WITH THE DOCS. SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES WITH THE SMALL GENERATORS. DID YOU HAVE ANY LUCK WITH YOUR DOC??? YOUR SUCCESS WITH YOUR SON HAS GIVEN ME SOME HOPE. LET ME KNOW HOW HE IS DOING. ANY INFO YOU HAVE ON THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE WOULD BE WELCOME. ALL THE BEST… TED



  104. Okay, so I have written on this board before. Almost 2 years ago I got a really bad deep perianal abscess. It was lance 17 days later, and a satin seton was placed in it to help the Fistula heal. The docs wanted to leave the seton in there indefinitely because I have Crohns and they did not want to do surgery. My crohns has been on remission since starting the SCDiet, but the fistula is a separate matter. Anyway, I could do nothing except live with it, eat my special diet (which excluded SCD yogurt, pork and shellfish – which I believe is bad for fistulas because the pork and shellfish carry a lot of bacteria). I did my epsom salt sitz baths daily, took my L-Glutamine pure powder, and most importantly prayed daily. I could tell my fistula was healing, but what about the Seton? How can it heal completely with a seton in it? I remember praying a few months ago “God, no one will take this seton out, can you remove it for me?” Hey I figured that was all I could do at this point.

    Well, over a week ago (May 2012) I felt really good. I hadn’t felt the seton for days. So I decided to check. And guess what? The seton was gone!!!!!! I felt normal. No pain, no irritation, nothing!!! All I can say is that God remove it because no one else would and I asked him. : ) Anyway, it was perfecting timing. Not my timing of course because I would have like it to be out of me over a year ago. But now that it’s all healed up it was time for it to be gone! My nightmare is finally over. I believe I am completely healed but of course the docs say “if you have any problems, call me” But i think I am going to be fine now. There is hope guys!!! There is hope!



  105. Oh, and I forgot to mention that my fistula was through the muscle at one point. The CRS told me one main reason she didn’t want to do surgery was also because of the chance of incontinence for me. So of course I did not want surgery if that was a possibility. The know the seton helped it heal up without getting another abscess along with the diet too. Keeping the Crohns away during healing is important.



  106. Hi Beth,
    My husband, Ted, wrote to you quite a while back asking for some info on the oxygen treatments your son was getting from his Naturopath. He has been in EXCRUCIATING pain, getting minimal relief from his laser treatments. He’s a Veteran with miserable chemicals which release onto and BURN the area. I thought, therefore, that I would ask if you maybe could just give us the Naturopath’s name and phone number or email – ? That might be easier for you and us so we could just make direct contact and you wouldn’t have to be concerned with specific info.

    Would really appreciate hearing from you.



  107. Hello Peggy,

    I am so sorry to hear Ted is suffering so. The Naturopath’s name is Dr.
    Dana Barton, he is in Vancouver, B.C. In Canada 604-730-1174. Tell him I
    sent you. He may be able to link you with a colleague in the States who
    has trained in this method.

    In the meantime, Peggy, Ted needs expert guidance, as my sense from what
    you’ve written is that he needs to detoxify and rebalance. This isn’t
    something anyone should try to do on their own – his liver is probably
    already stressed, and his system is expelling accumulated toxicity with
    great intensity.

    If I may offer some suggestions, with the right help, Ted’s body can be
    primed for healing those lesions, which I sense will not resolve until the
    underlying toxicity and imbalances are addressed.

    Please try to locate a good, solid doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    who can work with herbs(expertise is essential) and acupuncture to “cool”
    Ted’s system off. I was warned away from laser for my son by my longtime
    colleague who is an acupuncturist (we both worked at a Research Institute
    in Complementary and Alternative Medicine) as he said it would only
    aggravate “heat” conditions in my son’s body and temperament.

    There are other traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda (from India)
    which also embrace the idea of “heat”, which in Ayurveda they call
    “Pitta.” If you lived near Arizona or in the region where Dr. Vasant Lad
    works, I would highly recommend you go there, again for detoxification and
    rebalancing.

    All this can sound like mumbo jumbo in a western biomedical context. There
    are profound and amazing healers of all stripes, conventional and
    alternative, and as you know, MDs don’t always have the answers or the
    humbleness to admit it.

    Sending you and Ted hope and comfort – know that things can and will get
    better.

    Beth



  108. I had one abcess that I was able to bring to a head using Tinture of Iodine, tea tree oil (you have to be careful as the idodine will burn you like orgeano) and aloe gel. I also took Probiotics and tumeric orally. I managed to get rid of it after about 3 weeks – three
    months later it’s back but I hope I got it early this time. I truly hope this is a not a permanent thing.
    Gabrielle



  109. hello, two years ago i had a collonic, the lady that did the collonic, preforated my colon, resulting in a fistula track, please anyone reading this never have one of those, spread the word on how dangerous those are, this has ruined my life, i have been trying very hard to rid my self of this terrible disorder, worst thing ever, anyway, i have been close to healing this with silicea 6x, and arnica montanna, seems like when i get close somthing comes along and blows my sucsess, work stress, flu ect, i think if you combined the protocol outlined here, and added arnica montanna plus silicea 6x, you might have sucsess, this is such a horrible disorder, i pray every day for a cure, if i find one i will let people know, the food these days is just horrible, big part of the problem, plus antibiotics, so hard to get good food, i guy on the net claims that if you take ghee, and warm milk it will heal? anyone herd of this, also there is a herbal supplement, called anoratab, i tried it hurt my stomach and caused heart palpatations, dident heal the problem, has anyone else had sucsess with it? they have a protocol in india, called aruverdic thread, 99 percent cure rate, no reacurrence, if you are fed up with this disorder as i am, lets get a bunch of people together, go to india and get healed, email me if you are interested, they have a high sucsess rate, mabye we could either get a doctor in the us to perform this, or split the cost to india, so many people could regain their lives, if we could get this procedure here in the states, does anyone know a doctor, us or from india, that could perform this procedure, or check into it? i would give up all my money to rid myself of this and then some,



  110. A.O.A. Jini, I am leaving in Islamabad – Pakistan, two year ago (August 2010) I had a pareianal abscess / fistula in ano, abbesses is drain after three month in November 2010. I take antibiotic and use antibacterial lotion for healing wound, but still open and not heal, leak pus and blood from it. I also consult with Surgeon Doctor, he ask for operation, but I am not ready for operation due to I a heart patient.

    I read your story, and I like to start Wild Oregano Oil treatment, I try to availability of oil in Islamabad from any Medical or Cosmetic Store but oil is not available in Pakistan. If you can help me in this regard, I will be very thank full to you.

    Tariq



  111. TARIQ – our health shoppe ships worldwide, but you would have to find out whether Pakistan would allow the shipment to enter your country:

    http://www.LTYGshoppe.com

    Otherwise, you MIGHT be able to substitute olive leaf extract – if you can get that locally. Caprylic acid (made from coconuts) might also work. You would have to test these and see. If you do, please let us know if it works!



  112. TED & Others Who Have Not Had Relief Using only Wild Oregano –

    A reader on one of my other blog posts is currently testing this remedy I gave you a while back:

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) George’s Aloe Vera Juice
    10 ml (2 tsp.) 99% DMSO
    5 ml (1 tsp.) potassium iodide (SSKI)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) colloidal silver (minimum 22 ppm)
    10 ml (2 tsp.) wild oregano oil

    WARNING: *Remember there are many cautions with using DMSO, so make sure you get either my Rectal StrictureHeal eBook or my Intestinal StrictureHeal eBook for all the details on usage and handling before attempting this formula.

    Anyway, as amazing as it seems, this other reader had a fistula from his intestine that was draining out his belly button and after only a few days of using this formula, here’s the report of his progress (after colonoscopy):

    “Other good news, Jon’s stomach and duodenum were completely clear. There was a nodule at the base of the stomach where the doc thinks the fistula track may have run. He could not find a hole anymore, nor could he see a hole in the transverse colon. His belly button is still oozing slightly but we are hopeful that the absence of visible holes on the inside means it is healing as it should from the inside out.”

    Isn’t that exciting!

    You can read the full account of his progress (posted by his mom Cindy in the Comments section) and also download the StrictureHeal eBook from here:
    http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/natural-healing-remedy-for-intestinal-strictures/

    If anyone else tries this formula for their fistula, please let us know!



  113. Aloha Jini,

    Just an update. I have a perianal abscess that developed after either an hemorrhoid/ anal fissure became infected. In total, I’ve had this for only 3 months in total. Its also worth to note that I have a family history of Ulcerative Colitis but (father, brother, grandmother?), but I myself have not been diagnosed or have not presented with any specific symptoms by the age of 26.

    Before seeing the doctor, I did my own research to see if there were alternatives and was happy to find out about Oregano oil and Laser light therapy. I began by using a laser pad by LightRelief brand and would sandwich this between my legs over top of the abscess for 15-30mins 3x a day. The light pad also has a heat function and I always use it. Within a few days the abscess reached the surface, expressed itself and started draining. I only used the Light therapy at first because my first go with Oregano stung really bad and I was scared to try it again.

    Continuing with only the light treatment, the inflammation mostly had gone away and the wound had healed over. I had absolutely no pain at this point. However, I noticed if I had flatulence, It would fill up the abscess and I could manually depress this back out into my rectum. This would occasionally be painful especially in the granulation tissue around the periphery of the abscess.

    The abscess eventually re-infected and opened to drain again (perfectly coinciding with a weakened immune system from the common cold or flu). This time, I immediately grabbed the Oregano and started using it. Using a dropper bottle, I can fit about 0.5-1.0ml of Oregano oil inside. Overnight, the inflammation had greatly reduced! and within only a few days, there is nearly no inflammation! but, the tissue still needs to heal. Flatulence can still enter the (now fistulated?) open track of the abscess, but it directly leaves. I still have 1) drainage 2) a tiny lump just posterior of the opening (I suspect is a pocket of pus) and 3) an open abscess hole, but the drainage is mostly clear and I think this is a good sign that my body is producing its magical “healing matrix.”

    I’m confident. It’s healing. Its just slow. very slow. I’m now combining the laser light therapy, heat and the Oregano oil to see if this will help speed up the healing process. I really think the heat had an extra benefit in my particular situation.

    Many thanks, and I hope my being thorough is beneficial to you and others!!! I’ll keep you posted. Fingers crossed I have total success with this treatment!



  114. JASON – thanks so much for that thorough account and YES it is much appreciated. Please also see the new formula in comment #25 to see if you’d like to try that. The other person testing it is having remarkable results. Either way, please keep us posted and sorry for the delay in replying – our new site launched (as you can see) and so things were buggy for a while.



  115. IMPORTANT – I have just updated the original blog post above to include the latest info and formulas. So to everyone who has commented, please have a read through!



  116. I posted this before but I guess it didn’t go through. I have been diagnosed with what they think is a rectal abscess. They want to go in and check where I’ll be under anesthesia. Once in the surgeon was going to cut into the abscess to drain. What I don’t get is its already draining. I have been alternating between wild oregeno and Olive leaf and some days it doesn’t drain and other times it does. The doctor said because it’s probably closing up and then it opens up agian. If I just syringe 7:1 olive and increase like you said til 7:7 ratio, will it go away? One surgeon said that the surgery could cause loss of bowel conrol, the other says no not if you don’t cut through muscle. Im so confused on whethering to do the surgery or wait it out with the orgeno oral and syringing. I have had the abscyss for 3mos now. Any advice. By the way, for the probiotics, is it acidophilus that you suggest?



  117. Kathleen – please read through all the Comments above and it will give you a good idea of possible outcomes and what you should do. For probiotics, I recommend Natren brand – powder form if you are having more than 3 bowel movements per day, otherwise the Healthy Trinity capsules are good:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/shop-by-probiotics/

    Also, see my comment #125 as that may work better for you too.



  118. I had my perineal abcess surgery 3mnths ago at hydrabad bt after 17th alternate dressing i returnd assam …….it is nt yet being healed just a small dot is left but its painful near dat dot as dre is some pus formation due to improper dressing……m also takng bactrim ds……will it be helpful..helpful in d sense dat wound will healed



  119. Read the stories above from other testers and the other articles and then decide for yourself – listen to your gut!



  120. I have suffered with a fistula for about a year. I had two surgeries to drain the abcess and within a week of each one, the abcess and pain returned. I have tried many medications and antibiotics with minimal results. I was doing research about poultices and decided I wanted something simple and inexpensive. I chose to use a steeped tea bag (black or green) with most of the liquid removed. I positioned the tea bag on the abcess and held it in place and sat on it. Within an hour, the abcess had drained substantially, the pain had disappeared and I had relief from the problem. If you do this once or twice a day, it is far superior to taking a sitz bath. Currently, I am using a feminine hygiene pad on which I place the tea bag. I then paper clip the tea bag to the pad, position it in my underwear and it is held in place securely. I am going to jog around the block which I have been unable to do for a year!



  121. I am in need of some urgent advice.

    I have read through all the comments, researched the anal fissure pages on this site, etc, but haven’t been able to find my answer yet. Please tell me if I am missing something. I can’t find another blog post on fissures with a comment section, so I am posting here.

    I have had an anal fissure for 2 years. It comes and goes. I tried many natural products and finally found that Nitroglycerin ointment + a salve with comfrey helped it heal, but the last few months this is not enough. I am now bed-ridden, with my butt up on pillows to elevate & relieve the terrible constant pain. I cannot sit or stand. The doctor at the ER said that the fissure is infected & I have a pile/hemorrhoid. But there is no abscess or fistula.

    This morning, I saw a colorectal specialist who said my only option is surgery. He says this is because the inner sphincter muscle is in constant chronic spasm. This is why the Nitroglycerin ointment worked for a period of time, because is brings blood flow to the muscle allowing it to relax, then more blood can get to the fissure to heal it on it’s own. The surgery is making a small incision into the inner sphincter which stops the spasm and relaxes it. He said then, the fissure will immediately be able to heal itself, because the spasm has stopped and blood supply can easily enter the muscle again. He would also remove the small pile.

    I ordered the FissureHeal, but I am confused if this will work given my spasm. Is it possible to heal the fissure without relaxing the muscle? If you do heal the fissure with FissureHeal, then does the spasm stop on it’s own? I see nothing about spasm’s as it concerns fissures, (as I think this is different than the rectal spasms Jini refers to in her ebook). I know that Jini healed her own long time fissure with just FissureHeal, but I wonder if she also has a spasmodic muscle where the fissure is? I believe her fissure was higher up in the rectum. My fissure is right at the opening of the rectum, along the inner sphincter muscle; it’s this muscle doc says is in spasm.

    My surgery is scheduled for next Tues, Jan. 8th. I have 2 days to cancel without paying a large fee. I will listen to my gut of course, but I am not clear whether I can heal this fissure without the surgery, given my sphincter spasm??? Is there an option other than surgery for relieving the sphincter spasm long term?

    Any suggestions & information is much appreciated!



  122. Hi Danielle,

    I’m afraid that Jini isn’t able to provide a medical opinion or health advice but if you would like a second opinion on your specific situation, Dr. Paul Goldberg shares methods and protocols with Jini and has read all of her books. He is a very rigorous practitioner and like Jini, has healed himself of a serious chronic illness, so he understands firsthand what you might be going through. We can highly recommend him.

    http://www.goldbergclinic.com/

    You can also watch this video for a detailed description of how Dr. Goldberg works and what’s involved with his healing approach:

    http://vimeo.com/50486588



  123. Hello,

    I have a small abscess and have been treating it with the wild oregano oil. I can see some relief. I have been getting blood out of the abscess hole for the last two days. Is this normal? should I continue with the oil?



  124. Be very careful with oregano oil for abscesses !!!!! I almost passed out from the pain!!! I had to jump in the shower to get it off me. Id dilute it 20:1 to start. It does work i feel a bit better already and it was only on for a couple minutes.



  125. Hi Jini,

    Do you know of an alternative doctor in the chicagoland area that is familiar with your products and healing that I can consult with regarding an perianal abscess/fistula. Thanks and kind regards for putting this website together and selling your products. Mo



  126. Dear Jini and Everyone,

    I have an anal abscess since June 2011 that was not healed properly. I did not know much about it and just took oral antibiotics from the doctor and it stay dormant since. Inflammation was gone ever since the medication but a bump still persist in the anal region. It does not cause any pain except bleed abit when I had hard stools. No pus ever came out of the abscess until I tried to ripen it via medical creams / heat treatments and got it burst in Jun 2012.

    I thought that it would heal after the abscess was burst and drained. However, it came back with a slight bump after recovery. This goes on in a cycle until I tried homeopathy consisting of arnica and silicea. I’ve applied antibiotic ointment on the bump itself after every BM.

    I’ve managed to reduced the bump until it was nearly flatten after a month of treatment and thought that it was gone for good and stop applying antibiotic ointment after BM. The bump came back after stopping.

    I do know know whether the abscess has indeed recovered or was it a false alarm because I do not have much discharge from the bump even before commencing treatment. It was like a closed up bump that stays there without discharge.

    I am going to try out this new treatment but the problem now is I do not know when to stop because I do not know whether has it recover or just another false alarm.

    Another thing I would like to know is whether does fistula tract closes naturally when active infection is put under control? Meaning that the main reasons why anal fistula does not heal is due to constant infection from the bacteria. I have read that the human body does not know how to heal fistula tracts unless they are being cut and laid open in surgeries. How true is that? Can anyone help me? Thanks.



  127. In Listen To Your Gut I write about how the body will not wall up or close off infection (heal) because it needs to drain.

    In your case, you may want to try the new formula (containing DMSO) since this will also address any possible scar tissue. Since your ‘bump’ may be from remaining infection, or it could be from scar tissue.



  128. Dear Jini,

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I do not have much pus coming out from that bump. It is a bump which will swollen up once I encounter hard stools. I believe that the infection did not clear up properly after the round of oral antibiotics given by the doctor back in Jun 2011. I thought that it will go away slowly but it stayed dormant. Same size without pus or pain for 9 months until I decided to do something about it in Apr 2012. After got it burst in June 2012. It kept on getting reinfected and remain the same size as it were from June 2011 – Apr 2012.

    Hi Jini, what is DMSO BTW?



  129. Hi Jini,

    So I presumed that if I can keep infection off from the fistula / abscess for a long time. Our body will close off / heal up the fistula tract? Thanks again.



  130. This is a very important question and I can’t find an answer anywhere on this board about it. First of all, I was diagnosed with Crohns in the rectum only. I have managed the Crohns with the SCDiet, but did have an abscess and Fistula that healed. But now the after eating chocolate candy the internal abscess is trying to come back. I have been on Flagyl and Cipro but can’t tolerate it anymore. So I was wondering if I can apply the oil of oregano treatment you mention on this site inside my rectum to help heal this small internal abscess opening knowing that there could be possible INFLAMMATION in the rectum as well (because of the Crohns). I mean the abscess came from inflammation from the sugar and though there is no blood or diarreah I am afraid if I place the oil of oregano in the rectum and it’s inflamed it cause feel like salt on an open wound? So scared to try it. Just don’t want to wipe out my good bacteria anymore since I have been on the hard core antibiotics for 14 days and then another 10 days! Help. Thank you.



  131. Oh what an interesting website. Congratulations!

    Jini, just wondering what your advice is for a low recto vaginal fistula, due to Crohn’s. I don’t want to put my body through surgery as I already have a sub total colectomy, and another issue is a tracheo-oesophageal fistula, so anesthetic is risky.

    Your thoughts on healing both fistula are much appreciated. Thank you!



  132. Hi Roxie,

    Using the wild oregano oil in the manner you described shouldn’t have any adverse effects on your gut flora, especially if you have already been on hard core antibiotics for 14 days already. You can always dilute the wild oregano oil down with olive oil and try the very diluted mixture to see if to helps and is tolerable painwise.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  133. Maximol – the procedure should be similar to what’s outlined here (and in the other posts I link to). You can get a “dental” attachment for the laser – like a clear syringe so perhaps you can still position it where you need to.



  134. Hi Jini
    I have just read about the wild oregano syringing protocol.I have had my fistula noow for about 11 years, as a result of Crohns disease, i had my colon removed and have been trying to get recoonected until that time i have a bag,I have tried oral antibiotics inncluding syring the fistula with antibiotics but to no avail, I am seeing a gastro enterologist and I tried the very expensive intravenous treatment which did not help and I have now decided to try alternative treatments in this regard could you possibly advise me and do you know of any reputable Homoepath doctores or such in Johannesburg South Africa
    Kind Regards
    Glenn



  135. Hi Glenn,

    I’m afraid that we aren’t aware of anyone local to Johannesburg but we can suggest someone who does consultations by phone if you would like a second opinion on your specific situation. Dr. Paul Goldberg shares methods and protocols with Jini and has read all of her books. He is a very rigorous practitioner and like Jini, has healed himself of a serious chronic illness, so he understands firsthand what you might be going through. We can highly recommend him.

    http://www.goldbergclinic.com/

    You can also watch this video for a detailed description of how Dr. Goldberg works and what’s involved with his healing approach:

    http://vimeo.com/50486588

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  136. Hi Jini,

    My daughter has been on the remission diet for 4 weeks following the IBD and LTYG books and it has kept her off steroids and out of the hospital we are sure! However she has had a recurrence of c-diff, bummer. Also she just had a sigmoid ultrasound (because she had fevers for over 2 weeks) which showed a walled-off abcess. The doc would not drain it because we had not started the antibiotics we were given a week before, hoping oregano oil would do it.

    We did start the antibiotics, fidixomycin for c-diff and levofloxacin for the abscess (we are doing lots of Natren probiotics). We stopped the oral oregano oil for now for the liver’s sake (she is on another med for multiple sclerosis) but will go back to it after one of the antibiotics is done. But we are doing Formula A with DMSO that I make into a suppository with cocoa butter (melt as per your post but I roll it in parchment paper and freeze it ).

    My question is, based on the rectal healing book, we should only do the DMSO formula once a day correct? Then do you recommend diluted oregano oil more times a day rectally to help heal the abscess? (I’ve also made those into suppositories with organic olive oil and organic coconut oil)

    Finally another really ODD thing happened. In the past week she has found hard pea size or bigger grey lumps coming out with the standard diarrhea (it is easy to see in the diaper). One came out that was shaped like a round nosed bullet a little wider than a pencil! The sigmoid doctor had said she saw spots that she thought were fistula’s forming. She also said the abscess could be full of liquid or hard necrotic tissue. My thought is that her gut is healing and this is hard necrotic tissue coming to the surface of the gut and being expelled. My daughter also wondered if it was the powder in the shake coming together. But the one was shaped like a fistula beginning. Have you ever heard of this? What do you think?



  137. KAREN – no, I have never heard of what you’re describing. Only way would be to save them and take them into your doc for perusal.

    Yes, you can do the oregano oil rectally as well, up to once every 2 hours if you like and if it doesn’t irritate things too much.

    Since she is on other drugs, I would let your doctor know what you are doing as there may be interactions we don’t know about.



  138. hi,
    i have suffered 4 occurrence of anal abscess ( 2 perianal, 1 sub-mucosal and 1 fissure) all in the same location. I had the abscess drained by surgeon each time . Each time , the abscess would completely heal within 3-4 days of surgery with anit-biotics. Recently MRI was done and there was no indication of Fistula. I have no visible indication and the lump can only be located internally by the surgeon . Indication of an abscess with a constipation and increasing pain in the anal region. I am having pain and constipation today, I fear it is going end with a abscess.. I have lost hope in the past procedures and I want try out naturopathy . Will Organo oil help to prevent it ? Where can i find it in India ?



  139. Hi Mayan,

    The best information we have available for treating an anal abscess can be found at the link below:

    http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/19/an-anal-fistula.html

    Be sure to sign up at that page in the little pink box on the left side to receive a free eBook from Jini called What You Need To Know About Wild Oregano Oil. The eBook contains additional insight if you are considering use of the product. We’re not aware of anywhere locally in India that sells wild oregano oil but you can purchase it from our shoppe if you aren’t able to find it (we ship to India regularly):

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/shop-by-wild-oregano-oil/

    All the best,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  140. I am highly allergic to oregano. It has caused me numerous severe flare ups. Do you think oregano oil would have the same effect on me taken orally? I’m afraid to try…



  141. Hello,

    I am currently starting the formula A treatment for a perianal fistula and abcesses. Question : Does it matter if the oil and the rest of the ingredients don’t blend together? Should it be homogeneous?
    Thanks



  142. Hi Pascal,

    The mixture doesn’t need to be completely homogeneous and should produce the desired effect as long as it has been mixed as thoroughly as possible.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  143. I had a PERIRECTAL abscess that was drained twice already. The doctor said I have a fistula and need to undergo another surgery. I have pain when there is a build up of pus, but is relieved when I have a drainage on the incision site. My problem the incision site is already closing and I am experiencing pain due to pus build up. Can I use the oregano oil for PERI RECTAL abscess? I want the fistula to heal so no more drainage but it has to heal from the inside out. The doctor said it is way up there in the tissue compared to a peri anal abscess which is closer to the skin. Any suggestion how I should do it?



  144. Hi Nadie,

    The best information we have available for treating a peri-rectal abscess can be found at the two links below:

    http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/19/an-anal-fistula.html
    http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/25/proctitis-or-rectal-infection.html

    Be sure to sign up at that page in the little pink box on the left side to receive a free eBook from Jini called What You Need To Know About Wild Oregano Oil. The eBook contains additional insight if you are considering use of the product.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  145. Hi Jen,
    I am using the option 2 protocol with DSMO, silver, iodine, aloe. I mised them up and put in glass bottle. How long can it be stored while using?
    Thanks,
    Lolo



  146. The reason I ask is because the first time I used it (for my fistula) I did it up my rectum and it came out right away through the fistula hole. I know it travels fast from reading your protocol. Ever since, it has been different, so I thought maybe the DSMO doesnt keep it’s strength but it was only one day later. When should I mix up a new batch? I also do not know if I can syringe it up fistula because the syringe has a big opening. Is it just as productive doing it in the anus?



  147. Hi Lolo,

    The ingredients should be fine to store for a few days; potency shouldn’t degrade much over the course of 24 hours. You can try syringing it in both places and see which way works better. We’d love to hear how it goes!

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  148. Hi Jini,

    Have you ever heard of anyone having an allergic reaction to the DMSO formula A? I’m having a strange allergic reaction (itchy hands and butt! Mucus in stool!) which I’m guessing is due to a food I was recently recommended and tried, but I thought I’d check with you about other people’s experience of Formula A just to be sure and out of curiosity. It’s such a weird reaction.

    Sincerely,

    Garth



  149. Hi Garth,

    No, I’m afraid we haven’t had any reports of any itching as a result of using that formula.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  150. Garth, you may be sensitive to the ingredients, or even allergic. You can try applying fresh aloe or a very pure aloe vera gel and see if that takes care of it. If not, then please listen to your intuition and/or check with your naturopathic doctor whether to continue, or not.



  151. Hi Jini,

    Thanks for your suggestions. I doubt that the itchiness is caused by the DMSO formula. I tested it carefully when I started, the reactions are generally away from where I apply it,and the reaction seems to be slowly subsiding after cutting out the suspicious food.

    What have you heard regarding the length of time to heal up a fistula after starting the DMSO/infrared routine? What have people who have successfully used this protocol found?



  152. You’ll have to read through the comments to see people’s experience – but for sure it will depend on length of time you’ve had the fistula, drug use (some of which may cause or exacerbate fistulas), diet, lifestyle, environment and emotional factors.



  153. Just thought I’d post an update. I finally figured out (with the help of my naturopath) what the itchiness was about. It was a dieoff reaction. Looks like I unwittingly overloaded my liver/kidneys while trying to heal up my fistula. So I’m backing off on the DMSO routine for a while and focusing on supporting elimination channels. I’m going to continue with the infrared and the psycho-emotional healing routines that I do while I wait for my body toxicity to lower. Sometimes I feel like I’m juggling 5 balls as I work on healing myself :-) It’s never the straight path I was imagining. Thanks for your help Jini. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.



  154. Hello,
    I am in San Francisco -CA. Do you know any doctor here that treat fistula in this natural way?
    Thanks



  155. Hello Mari,

    We don’t know of anyone locally in San Francisco who treats fistulas but but we can suggest someone who does consultations by phone if you would like a second opinion on your specific situation. Dr. Paul Goldberg shares methods and protocols with Jini and has read all of her books. He is a very rigorous practitioner and like Jini, has healed himself of a serious chronic illness, so he understands firsthand what you might be going through. We can highly recommend him.

    http://www.goldbergclinic.com/

    You can also watch this video for a detailed description of how Dr. Goldberg works and what’s involved with his healing approach:

    http://vimeo.com/50486588

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  156. Hi Justin,

    Thank you so much for the info. I wil certainty check it out. My jorney with a fistula jas just started -3 months-,compared with what I have been reading, but it is already enough time to make anyone miserable.

    Thank you very much.

    Mari



  157. Hi Mari,

    You’re very welcome! We wish you all the best on your healing journey and would love to hear how it works out for you.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  158. My daughter now has an abscess with “pig tail” drain tube placed. The dr said the large intestine, cecum and ascending, has become perforated with small abscesses as well as this large one. She is on iv antibiotics because the infection was severe but fevers didn’t stop until they cultured out candida and began strong antifungal. Of course the dr says small chance it will heal and the longer tube is left in more chance of it becoming a fistula that won’t heal. Says resection of colon needed.

    She has been on absorb plus only (again) while in hospital. A few months ago she did oral stricture heal formula without oregano, wondering if right ab pain was stricture but evidently was flare. So one question is can you do dmso stricture heal formula into an abscess at this location and will it help opening from colon to heal and seal? Also does this formula taken orally help inflammation in colon to heal or is it only for scar tissue?

    We want to delay surgery and work on emotional issues with emdr therapy and go back on ibd remission diet though so hard not eating. Any other ideas and input regarding present abscess and condition of colon? Still has rectal inflammation.



  159. Ialso wanted to ask if the nano silver from WHM is interchangeable with the recommended brand colloidal silver. Several weeks after starting a few tablespoons of nano silver daily my daughter’s diarrhea of 9 months stopped. Usually I also used it in the stricture formula. I also realized the abscesses started when we stopped the stricture heal formula.



  160. Hi Karen,

    Jini’s goal with the StrictureHeal protocol as a whole is to address the root cause (scar tissue) and the symptom (inflamation) at the same time. The DMSO and wild oregano oil in the oral protocol both have anti-inflammatory properties, as does the castor oil if you do a topical pack. I’m afraid we can’t advise you regarding the application of the protocol with your daughter’s specific condition but we have received good feedback about the protocol. You may also want to consider having your daughter try MucosaHeal if she has extensive inflammation. If you aren’t familiar with the product, you can read more details about it here:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/imix-naturals-mucosaheal-90-capsules/

    As for your question about the silver, Jini doesn’t recommend substituting other products with her protocols as all testing is done with specific products and formulas. However, if your experimentation has led to more favorable results, that supersedes everything else for your unique situation (listen to your gut!). We carry the several products from WHM and Jini has done a teleseminar interview with the founder of that company (not to mention, she has used each one of the WHM products we carry extensively) so, if you need to make a substitution of your own, WHM is probably one of the safer ways to go.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  161. Karen – you also seem to have a rather complex case there with your daughter, so I would really encourage you to consult with Dr. Paul Goldberg for more info on possible complications or contraindications using the StrictureHeal ingredients:

    http://blog.listentoyourgut.com/patient-balloons-to-315-lbs-from-steroids/

    Please remember that these protocols are experimental and we also cannot possibly account for all the interactions in a complex case like your daughters. So you really would be best to get professional advice, and/or be REALLY tuned to both her and your gut wisdom.



  162. Aloha Jini/Justin,

    Has anyone reported results, good or bad, from injecting either Formula A or B (aloe, DMSO, SSKI, silver, WOO) vs syringing it into the opening of a incised abscess? Just had it incised yesterday after it built up for about 3 weeks. I tried topical application (minus the SSKI which I’ve misplaced) for about the last week combined with Infrared Light Therapy (Lumen) but not the recommended frequency. This reduced it some but not enough. That and I started with the stronger Formula B and it was apparently too strong for my skin which got very red and sore. I have been doing 10 drops of the North American Herb & Spice Super Strength (3x potency) each morning as a maintenance due to still dealing with a fistula on the other side of my rectum. As of yesterday I stepped that up to 10 drops in the morning and 5 drops 2 -3x/daily.

    Right now the incision is so painful I can’t imagine syringing anything through it. The surgeon said they used to do drain tubes many years ago but don’t any more. He packed it with antibiotic medicated gauze and wants me to come back on day 2 to repack it. Not looking forward to that at all. He prescribed and I’m taking 5 days of Bactrim 800mg. I haven’t applied the solution topically for about 48 hours and I’ve done several hours of IRLT so my skin around the incision is looking and feeling better, not perfect but better.

    I think I could inject the solution near the incision in hopes of hitting the rather large pocket of the abscess but thought it best to ask first. I searched the comments for “inject” but the two instances didn’t apply to my question. My apologies if this has already been asked/answered.

    Robert



  163. Very good questions Robert! And without seeing, palpating etc. I couldn’t even guess. You will have to follow your own gut and experiment as you feel.

    But be sure to start with the mildest solution and least invasive to see how skin and area respond first.

    Also, I find the NAHS super strength too strong for certain uses, so be alert for that too. It may be just fine for you, or not.

    Let us know what you try and how it works, or doesn’t…

    Have you taken any precription drugs in the last 12 months other than Bactrim?

    I did hear from one woman who used Formula A on a fistula that exited near the belly button. It had almost healed and then a colonoscopy and other factors started a flare again.



  164. Hi there,
    I have an periannal abscess that was operated on and drained over 3 months ago. It still is weeping and very sore and blistered. I have been taking chinese herbs that have francinsense and myrrh in. I have also been taking probiotics and olive leaf. I have been using high strength 10+ manuka honey topically which has improved it. It is still very sore and weeping. I am drinking clay and also washing and soaking with epsom and pink himalayan salt…….needless to say it is still leaking.

    Like all the others I am desperate to resolve this as I would like to have a child put feel that it would be silly to be preganat and unwell with this abscess! I willntry the oregano oil, fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed it works!!

    To answer the question about healing scar tissue, there is a fantastic enzyme called serrapeptase that is used widely for cardiovasicular support, also good for fibroids, endometriosis. It breaks down scar tissue and dissolves it really effectively.

    I will buy oregano oil tomorrow and start it promptly….otherwise the next thing will be grinding up fresh turmeric root and using it topically. Reports say it works well but its a sod and stains everything yellow. Will keep you posted!
    Thanks so much for the information!!!



  165. Hi Clare,

    Thanks for taking the time to share your story. We look forward to hearing about how it works out for you and wish you all the best on your healing journey! If you have any questions about any of Jini’s protocols along the way, feel free to reply here or e-mail me at service@listentoyourgut.com.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care

    P.S. Just in case you haven’t seen it, you may want to visit Jini’s symptom page for anal fistulas and abscesses at the link below. There’s a download link at that page to a PDF where Jini summarizes her treatment suggestions in a neat little document. The download is right at the top of the page under where it says “What is an Anal Fistula”:

    http://www.listentoyourgut.com/symptoms/19/an-anal-fistula.html



  166. Hi Jini,

    I hope things are well for you. I have tried your wild oregano protocol in the past but unfortunately it didn’t work for me. I had a very tough time keeping the solution from leaking out of the fistula which I am sure prevented me from benefiting from the full effect of the wild oregano. But I have been reading about your Fissure Heal product and other comfrey suppository based treatments. It seems that some people may have used comfrey to heal the internal opening which would eventually allow the infection to heal and the fistula to close. Have you heard of anyone using this approach with success? My fistula is still draining but from what my doctor has told me, the internal opening is only a couple of inches past my anal canal. So I am wondering if using comfrey, Fissure Heal or other products as a suppository or enema to help heal/close the internal opening is an option for me.

    Any insight or feedback that you can provide as to what you have heard has worked for others in the past would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,
    DT



  167. Hi DT,

    It’s possible that the comfrey could have a beneficial effect as it is the fastest wound healer Jini has ever come across. The FissureHeal suppositories are quite long so you can break them into pieces that are the perfect length for your particular situation (and probably get 2-3 uses out of each of the 12 suppositories in each package). If you try it out, we’d love to hear how it works out for you.

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  168. DT – as Justin pointed out, comfrey is an amazing tissue healer HOWEVER, you do NOT want to heal a fistula that is still draining because the drainage signifies there is still infection present. So rather than focusing on healing the opening, you need to focus on eradicating the infection – otherwise, it will just find somewhere else to drain.



  169. Thank you Jini and Justin for the feedback. My fistula has an internal opening (which I am told is only an inch or two into the anal canal) and an external opening ( groin/lower scrotal area). It is draining daily through the external opening. My thought process is to use comfrey suppositories to heal the internal opening and hopefully allowing it to continue to drain ecpxternally while healing from the inside out. I didn’t realize that if the internal opening closed that it would just find another internal outlet. I have surgery scheduled this month to have a seton put in and clean out the abscess portion of the fistula near the external opening. I am told that after that I will keep the seton in for 6 weeks and then have a 2nd surgery to repair the rest of the fistula. I have been eating clean/ organic for quite some time, tried the oregano injections, drink and eat plenty of tumeric, fooled with the scd diet for a while and none of it seems to be working. So I finally scheduled the 1st part of the surgery for later this month. I made my own comfrey suppositories recently and have been using them for the last week or so. I thought that using fissure heal might be easier for me and possibly more beneficial. But if sounds like you are suggesting to let the infection clear before trying to heal the internal opening. I am just not sure how the infection would or could clear while there is still an internal opening (given the cleanliness issue).

    Thanks,
    Dave



  170. Hi Dave,

    If you see positive results doing what you’re doing then it might be good to continue but, as Jini mentioned, you might have limited success with the comfrey until the draining stops and could be wasting your money. Wild oregano oil is usually what we might suggest but, if that isn’t working out for you, you may want to check out olive leaf extract as it’s a milder alternative which works better for some people (it’s what Jini recommends for people who can’t tolerate wild oregano):

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/natures-answer-oleopein-olive-leaf-extract-2-fl-oz/

    Kind regards,
    Justin
    Customer Care



  171. DAVE – the other thing that you need to keep in mind is that when fistulas (and other wounds) heal, they heal from the inside out. So whichever way you look at it, until the infection is resolved, any attempts at wound-healing will have limited success. I suggest you listen to my teleseminar with Dr. Goldberg on Why Patients Don’t Heal as it may give you some ideas, or perhaps you want to consult with him:

    http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/ltyg-teleseminar-why-patients-are-unable-to-heal-with-dr-paul-goldberg-mp3-audio-and-pdf-transcript/



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