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A 41-year-old female asked:

infected cyst on base of skull with vomiting,pressure,severe headaches,sweating and severe pain. on antibiotics but no relief. what to do??

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Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Go to the ER now: Given your symptoms, I would be extremely concerned about the possibility that the infection has gone deeper, and would be checking a CT scan of your head and then possibly performing a spinal tap if I was seeing you about this in the ER; this is NOT something to fool around with. Also, as a doctor, I would not ever try to surgically drain such a cyst unless I had first performed the above tests!

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