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Old 09-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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Cyst instead of Boil!

Hello, Well I`m quite sure it is a cyst now I`ve gone to quite a few web sites and the pictures what I have match a Cyst, I`m on quite a small budget is there anyway I can get it to drain at home? It is painful and red and I can see the pus underneath, its on the back of my neck, any ideas would be very helpful. Thank You

 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Cyst instead of Boil!

[QUOTE=Meadowlark2006;4081507]Hello, Well I`m quite sure it is a cyst now I`ve gone to quite a few web sites and the pictures what I have match a Cyst, I`m on quite a small budget is there anyway I can get it to drain at home? It is painful and red and I can see the pus underneath, its on the back of my neck, any ideas would be very helpful. Thank You [/QUOTE]

From what you have described, it is NOT a cyst -- it is a boil. I have had both and if I had to choose between them, the boil would win. Cysts need to be surgically removed; boils can either be lanced to drain -- or -- have someone carefully squeeze the boil, until all the pus (and there is a lot of it) is gone. You will be amazed how quickly the pain is gone, once the infection is removed.

 
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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Re: Cyst instead of Boil!

Hello, thank you for answering, I keep putting hot towels on it, so hot its hard to stand, it bled a little bit but nothing I`ve had it about 7days now and I just wish it would break, and its in such a odd place? again thank you

 
Old 09-20-2009, 03:14 AM   #4
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Re: Cyst instead of Boil!

***** it with a needle which you have steralised in alcohol (clean the skin with alcohol as well)

Squeeze the contense out from underneath the boil, then clean it with alcohol again, and then cover with a non stick dressing.

 
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