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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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How do I know if a bartholin cyst is infected?

How do I know if a bartholin cyst is infected?

Pain pus & temp: You will definitely know if there is pain, elevated temperature and/or pus extruding from the Bartholin gland. Usually infected glands make it extremely "difficult to walk: or sit". ...Read more

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How do I know when my pilonidal cyst is infected ?

How do I know when my pilonidal cyst is infected ?

Pain: Pain, redness, are the main symptoms of infected pilonidal cyst. They might open up spontaneously with draining pus. ...Read more

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What antibiotics should I take for an septated cyst?

What antibiotics should I take for an septated cyst?

Culture: if there is drainage, may need to culture the drainage for identification of organisms. Based on the report, appropriate antibiotics may be needed. ...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