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Old 04-26-2002, 03:53 PM   #1
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Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

I've recently developed a huge cyst...right smack in the middle of my eyes. Is there anything I can do to make it subside any faster than 1 or 2 weeks?

 
Old 04-26-2002, 04:31 PM   #2
 
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

unless it is a very mild cyst... im not so sure you are going to get it to dissapear in less than 2 weeks. my rule of thumb that i use, and so do many others, is to try to leave the cyst alone. attempting to pop them and just messing around w/ them may cause them to become more severe, or leave worse scars. do you see a dermatologist? they have methods of taking care of cysts, but even they cant make it "dissapear" in a matter of days. thats the thing with cysts, they are a (you know what). my advice would be to wash ur face as you normally do and use whatever medication you have on it, wether it be over the counter or perscription. if you DO infact get an oppurtunity to pop the cyst (say it broke while you were washing ur face) you can squeez it. try to get as much fluid out of it as possible, but you're not gonna get it all. and DONT, once again, TRY to pop it. only if it breaks on itself. and besides all that... just give it time <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">. not too much else i can say. sorry for the not-so-pretty details. good luck. <p>[This message has been edited by Slickster2004 (edited 04-26-2002).]

 
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Old 04-26-2002, 04:35 PM   #3
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Thanks Slickster. Will do. I hope it comes to a head though, because any liquid out of this Everest of a pimple is for the better.

 
Old 04-26-2002, 05:52 PM   #4
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

I totally know how you feel, cysts between the eyes are such a b****, and they hurt too! I say your best bet is to ice it as much as you can, and apply lots of BP to dry it out as much as possible.

 
Old 04-26-2002, 08:58 PM   #5
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Does icing really work? I heard that icing sets the cyst deeper into the skin, but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the advice.

 
Old 04-26-2002, 10:08 PM   #6
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Contego:
<B> Does icing really work? I heard that icing sets the cyst deeper into the skin, but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the advice.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is possible, but only if you do it too much or press too hard with the ice. Anything can irritate them and cause them to break. However, icing does help quite a bit with swelling, even if it's only temporary. Wrap your ice in saran wrap or a tissue and just let it lay on the cyst for a minute or less. Don't rub it around or press on it.

Alot of people also recommend hot compresses but only do that if you want it to get bigger and come to a head...I wouldn't recommend that unless you really have to pop it. The best thing in my opinion is to ice gently, apply bp on it and then leave it alone...don't even touch it. Sit on your hands if you have to =)

 
Old 04-27-2002, 12:57 AM   #7
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Don't pop or squeeze! That's really hard, because I always think squeezing will get it to empty out and then it can start healing, but it doesn't, it always just makes a cyst deeper and more ugly. It'll scar if you start squeezing too. One thing I've found that helps shrink cysts down faster is to dab a little hydrogen peroxide on them. Just put a little on a q-tip and touch the cyst with it gently a few times a day. Keeps it from getting infected, and just makes it heal up faster. Good luck, and don't touch.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 07:53 AM   #8
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Should I not pop it, even if there's a little bit of a head there? I don't know if I'll be able to help not squeezing that out cuz' that makes it look so much worse.

That hot compress sounds interesting, does that really work to bring it to a head? How long does that take?

 
Old 04-27-2002, 09:41 AM   #9
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Definitely hot compresses- the recommended way to decrease a boil and works for cysts too. Icing never worked for me. If you have a wkend day that you can stay home & keep applying a hot compress, you'll have more success. The Hydrogen Peroxide is good too. MSM lotion is supposed to soften and open pores- it does appear to work. Taking lg doses of vit C and Echinecea will help with infection- as will aspirin or ibuprofen. Other than that, I would pay the $20.00 and get a derm to inject it. I so wish I'd done that for my cysts, maybe I wouldn't have scars now.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 10:55 AM   #10
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

I would say you can open it, but ONLY if it's right there and ready, to the point where you just need to barely touch it and it starts to drain. If you have to squeeze and push, leave it alone. It'll just get worse, unless it's ready and at the surface.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 11:01 AM   #11
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

A derm can inject it to relieve the inflammation.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 01:17 PM   #12
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

A hot compress is sounding better and better to me. I've never heard of one before though. How should I go about making a hot compress?

Thanks all for the advice.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 03:13 PM   #13
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

If it has a head on it, a comedone extractor would help release the pus safely. It applies pressure safely rather than squeezing with bacteria-ridden fingers. I got one from Sally's Beauty supply but any drugstore should have them.

Also people have asked about the Panasonic/Igea pore cleansers and they work really well for sucking out the pus on these things once they've opened.

Also, I agree that hydroge peroxide is amazing on these kinds of cysts especially after they've opened and the HP can get in there and do it's thing.

And then Neosporin.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 03:37 PM   #14
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

Whenever you have people suggesting both hot compressing and icing, you know one or the other is not right to do.

How does it make sense to ice a cyst? I mean, short term maybe, it will calm sweeling. But if you think about it, all it does is push the cyst further away from coming to a head.

I for one had cysts, and tried icing them... I found that although it got rid of the swelling short term, it tacked a lot of time onto the process of a single cyst going away.

Go with hot press, and stick to whatever medication you are on.

 
Old 04-27-2002, 04:25 PM   #15
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Re: Huge cyst in between eyes...help please

That does make sense Matty. I want to bring this to a head as fast as I can. How do I apply a hot compress? I'm not familiar with this.

 
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