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how to tell if a cyst is infected

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical evaluation.: It may becoming to a head or may be oozing pus. Red, enlarged, warm, tender. If your cyst appears infected than please obtain medical evaluation.

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A female asked:
Dr. Esly Caldwell
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible, unlikely: You should have very little discomfort now. Growing redness, by MIRROR, or pus are signs (except for a little around absorbable sutures. Ask your ph ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lesions to diagnose: To really discover the diagnosis requires a biopsy and pathological diagnosis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Pain, erythema, and warmth are the cardinal signs of infection. See a physician, you may need antibiotics and/or drainage of the cyst.
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A member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Red, painful: An infected cyst will be same as any closed info tion redness, swollen, and painful to touch. Treatmen is incision and drainage to remove pus. Cyst wa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Infected Cyst ?: If u can't see it it can be difficult. May be u want to talk with u pcp.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: May be getting bigger, redder, swollen, possibly about to burst, more painful, may be hot/warm to touch.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
If a cyst is ....: Infected, it will become painful, may enlarge, and should have redden skin over it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Some risk: I'm assuming this is a skin lesion. It would likely form an abscess and, if you're lucky, would at some point drain spontaneously. That's not the saf ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Petroleum jelly: Where and how big was this cyst? How was it popped? For a small lesion i suggest washing the area with non irritating soap and warm water. Be sure ... Read More
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