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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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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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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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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take the exact dose prescribed
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Follow your doctors instructions for how long to take the antibiotic
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Do not take someone else's antibiotics
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Do not take old or expired antibiotics
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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 had a lump ibetween my shoulders saw gp they said infected cyst resting on a nerve, on antibiotics v painful should I go to a&e feeling v unwell?

I had a lump  ibetween my shoulders saw gp they said infected cyst resting on a nerve, on antibiotics v painful should I go to  a&e feeling v unwell?

Need for evaluation: If you have been on antibiotics for a couple of days and the lesion is still painful you should see your doctor again as the lesion may need to be drained. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Take with food
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Always finish the course whether you feel better early or not
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Watch for abdominal pain and diarrhea - call Dr if occurs
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I have an infected inclusion cyst near front of the neck 1" , 7 days antibiotics did not help. Is excision possible with infection, under ga / la?

I have an infected inclusion cyst near front of the neck 1" , 7 days antibiotics did not help. Is excision possible with infection, under ga / la?

Incision & drainage: Ruptured cysts can often be treated via an incision and drainage under local anesthesia. If the inflammation has resolved enough, a complete excision is sometimes possible and decreases the chances of recurrence of the cyst. Consult a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation of treatment options in your case. ...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

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