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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 was prescribed Bactrim (10 days) for an infected sebaceous cyst. I am on day 6 and no improvement. Should I be switched to a different antibiotic?

I was prescribed Bactrim (10 days) for an infected sebaceous cyst. I am on day 6 and no improvement. Should I be switched to a different antibiotic?

Yes: This time see if they can take a skin or wound culture to determine what best to treat your infection with. Or if the cyst needs to be surgically drained. You need to see a surgeon, or at minimun a health practioner who has training in surgery! ...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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I got an infected Bartholin's gland cyst. How do I fix this?

I got an infected Bartholin's gland cyst. How do I fix this?

See your doctor: Infected Bartholin's Gland cysts can be extremely uncomfortable, at times creating a need for ER visit. This type of infection usually needs to be drained to effectively get rid of the pus buildup. Antibiotics are usually prescribed as well. Women may also need pain medication to get through this. ...Read more

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What's the best antibiotic for haemorhagic cyst 3.3' 3.4 cm?

What's the best antibiotic for haemorhagic cyst 3.3' 3.4 cm?

No antibiotic.: Are you referring to an ovarian hemorrhagic cyst? They are not caused by infection, so antibiotics will have no effect. They are usually considered presumptive "functional" cysts and tend to resolve in 1 or 2 cycles, so the initial management is usually follow up in 6-8 weeks or so. ...Read more

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I had a cyst removed from my perineum last friday and I am fearing that it is infected. How would I be able to tell this as I cant direct look at it?

I had a cyst removed from my perineum last friday and I am fearing that it is infected. How would I be able to tell this as I cant direct look at it?

Pain, swelling: And redness, local pain, if ever pus yes, use a mirror and light to see the area, some local redness and inflamamtion is normal after surgery, but if getting worse and any fevers maybe so have it checked, are you on any antibiotics now? Hope so. Keep it washed and clean and probably antibiotic ointment good idea. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my earlobe and it is infected and it has been coming and going for over a year now and it has caused my earlobe to swell 2 or 3 times?

I have a cyst on my earlobe and it is infected and it has been coming and going for over a year now and it has caused my earlobe to swell 2 or 3 times?

Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. You should see an ENT md to see if it warrants removal at this time ...Read more

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How do I know if a cyst is infected?

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 wall may need to be removed later after infection resolves. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a cyst is infected?

How can you tell if a cyst is infected?

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. ...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