A 44-year-old male asked:
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infected cyst just under eyebrow. prescribed doxycycline hyclate and mupirocin. how quick will these two meds reduce cyst size. will i still have to get this drained. or will meds remove cyst. not sure why derm didn't go ahead and drain. ?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Close to the eye: I would think the dermatologist factored in the risk of incision and drainage in an area like that... For example - cut too deep and you may damage the eye, that would be right underneath the scalpel blade (at least the top part of the eye and some important muscles that control the eye). Doxycycline and that ointment should work -it's dual therapy. See the doctor in a couple days if no better.
Answered on Jun 18, 2016

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