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Which antibiotic for infected cysts?

Which antibiotic for infected cysts?

None: Antibiotics won't usually work to treat infected cysts. The cysts usually have to be drained or removed. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Why don't antibiotics work on infected sebaceous cyst?

Why don't antibiotics work on infected sebaceous cyst?

Needs drainage: When you have an infected cyst, often it needs to be "opened up", so it can drain. That's actually more important than the antibiotics. Later on, when things have quieted down, have the cyst wall removed, so it doesn't re-occur. ...Read more

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I have had a very sore nose for about two months :( it's the tip and alternates from one side to the other ...I recently went to doctors as it was inflamed and infected and the doctor said I may have a cyst ? Gave me anti biotics ... That was two weeks ag

I have had a very sore nose for about two months :( it's the tip and alternates from one side to the other ...I recently went to doctors as it was inflamed and infected and the doctor said I may have a cyst ? Gave me anti biotics ... That was two weeks ag

AlwaysGuessWork Why?: Because anti=against, bio=life, tic=thing are poisons, 8 groups known to date, which inhibit, sometimes kill certain living cells, while largely benign to human cells. They are routinely recommended (prescribed) based on guesswork given situation, body location, bacteria commonly present in location, prescriber experience, etc. thus never any guarantee of efficacy. Immune system is always primary. ...Read more

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What are the best antibiotics to treat a Bartholin's cyst that is infected?

What are the best antibiotics to treat a Bartholin's cyst that is infected?

Cyst: I think that if the cyst is inflamed and infected, then an incision and drainage would be the best means to get the situation resolved. Once the cyst is drained, application of mupiricin ointment 3x/day ought to bring a resolution to the problem. ...Read more

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I have a swollen cyst that got infected. I'm under antibiotics and i noticed the cyst got darker is it normal? I'm sure there is pus in what to do?

I have a swollen cyst that got infected. I'm under antibiotics and i noticed the cyst got darker is it normal? I'm sure there is pus in what to do?

Follow-up w doc: Best for you to follow-up with doctor. Assuming your cyst is more like an infected boil or abscess, the true treatment may require the lesion to be incised and drained (i;d), which if it does not auto i;d on its own, then you would need it to be done surgically. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My daughter had an infected cyst in her neck but after two weeks of antibiotics it doesn't look all gone is this common cyst removal after?

Mgt: It may need to be drained, and an ENT specialist for children can perform the procedure. I would recommend discussing this option with your PCP. Please ensure that she is not having any trouble breathing. If she is, then please proceed to the ED. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more