I am 30 years old and I got my first bartholin cyst 11 days ago. I noticed a painful lump the size of a grape on my left labia. After searching the internet I realized I got Bartholin cyst.I did warm baths for 2 days with no result of cause. Then I tried silicea 30c 3 times a day 5 drops each time with calc+mag with warm sitz bath 3 times a day and after 3-4 days the cyst didn't improve and actually was getting bigger and more painful. Then I found this forum and started reading it. I decided to try "Phoebe's method". I got calamine lotion,100% tea tree oil and witch hazel (all easy to find in drug stores). I mixed it 1oz calamine lotion + teaspoon tea tree oil+ 1 teaspoon witch hazel and applied with cotton ball to cyst on the inside of the cyst. I did 4 compresses within 24 hour period and about 5 sitz baths. The night before it went away I did sitz bath for 30 min then compress for 45 min. Then I took I really hot bath. At that point i was becoming pretty desperate .The pain was horrible, the cyst got huge and I almost cried. I started to look online for a specialist before I went to bed. In the morning I felt no pain .I touched it, the lump was gone and there was alot of blood mixed with other things.I was so happy. I am still happy and it seems that all of it was a just a bad dream. I am still taking sitz baths 2 times a day and apply "phoebe's" mix.I don't know if it is good on broken skin but the cyst keeps on draining all dain and almost completely gone. I think I will go to see a specialist in bartholin cysts just to make sure everything is healing properly and take any advice I can to prevent it from happening in the future. Before I got the cyst I had UTI and drank gallons of cranberry juice, which didn't help UTI. Then I started drinking gallons of water and got over the UTI and then BOOM I got the cyst...I don't know what caused it but no more cranberry juice for me, please...Thank to this forum I am feeling good again.