Ganglion Cyst (cont.)
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Ganglion Cyst Treatment
Self-Care at Home
In the past, home care has included topical plaster, heat, and various poultices. It even extended to use of a heavy book to physically smash the cyst (sometimes this is called "Bible therapy"). These forms of treatment are no longer suggested, however, because they have not been shown to keep the ganglion cysts from returning and could, in fact, cause further injury.
Elisa E. Aumont, MD
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