Originally Posted by just_imagine
When I get a cyst the entire surrounding area swells up sooo much, enough to make my face look disfigured sometimes!! I have no idea why this happens because the swelling happens before I even have a chance to be tempted to squeeze or anything...
What is the final verdict on reducing the swelling, ice or heat?? I have always used ice, but I'm not sure if it actually does a thing in the end... are hot compresses better for cysts? What am I supposed to do to bring the swelling down?
i don,t suffer with cysts but i do get the under the skin type swellings that never come to a head and i have found the following a good way of reducing them overnight.
Apply Hydrocortisone 1% to the area surrounding the centre of the cyst
Follow with B.P 10%
Pop an ibuprofen 400mg tablet
This always helps me good luck
By the way i have also found hot compresses work better for me rather than cold