Re: hot presses or ice to reduce swelling on a cyst?
not boiling hot water, but hot. and only on the cyst(s). boric acid is available in the 1st aid section of any pharmacy, it heals things fast and removes infection. i imagine that the cyst would react to the boric acid better if it were already lanced. however, don't lance (using a sterilized needle or pin) a cyst unless it has come to a head, or you are sure pus will come out. don't 'pop' a zit by the way, this will create a scar. Lancing will only make a tiny hole for you to gently squeeze the pus out of it. The boric acid and/or antibiotic ointment (neosporin) will insure a speedy scarless recovery.