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Old 01-28-2003, 02:01 AM   #1
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Post Messed up cyst, Please HElp!!!

yah, im a dumb@$$ and i picked at my cyst until it became a huge red inflamed mess, i think i picked the top layer of skin off so its all gross.. do you guys have any idea what i should do and how do i make the swelling go down?

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Old 01-28-2003, 04:14 AM   #2
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My grandson has cysts on his scalp. His dermatologist says it is okay if he punctures it with a sterile needle and drains it. If yours doesn't get better, it may be infected and you will have to go to doctor and get antibotics. Is your cyst on your face or your scalp? I wish you all the best.


Old 01-28-2003, 08:27 AM   #3
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Leave it alone... let it heal. I used to do this all the time. I'd pick and push until I ended up w/ a mess. I find that if I put anything on it other than cortizone gel or RetinA, it only makes it worse and prolongs healing time. Try a dab of cortizone cream then just don't touch it anymore. It will go away in a few days. I promise!

Old 01-28-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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dap some visine on a cotton swab and tap it on the cyst, visine gets the red out.

Old 01-28-2003, 09:35 PM   #5
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take an anti-inflammatory(motrin/advil), for a couple of days. It will make the swelling go down.

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Old 01-29-2003, 03:56 AM   #6
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I used to do this all the time.Don't worry,it'll get better.I wouldn't put any topical acne med on it right now.Neosporin or any other over the counter antibiotic oinment should help.

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