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How To Treat A Pilonidal Cyst
Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bartholin gland cyst: Bartholin gland duct cysts are fairly common and result from blockage of the gland opening and subsequent accumulation of fluid and debris. These cysts can sometimes get infected and cause an abscess. They are treated in several different ways including incision and drainage or a procedure called a marsupialization. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Treatment depends on what is causing the cyst in the first place. Usually getting at the cause will allow the cyst to regress. Also, sometimes drainage by an interventional radiologist will be helpful if cyst really big. I have a bad knee after being hit by a drunk driver 40 years ago, and had bad arthritis in the knee. They drained the cyst...but eventually I had to have knee replacement surgery ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Look carefully: And you can see a dimple if it is a pilonidal cyst. Sometimes it is difficult or even impossible to tell. Initial treatment is same for both--antibiotics and local heat. But different when it comes to definitive surgery. You need to show it to a surgeon for definitive answer. It is a pain in the you know where. ...Read more
Several ways: Often a bartholin's cyst requires no treatment . When needed, treatment depends on the size of the cyst, your discomfort level and whether it's infected, which can result in an abscess. 1- treatment options (sitz baths). 2-surgical drainage. 3-antibiotics. 4-marsupialization if it come back and bother you. ...Read more
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it excised: If a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. If simple abscess, should not recur once drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: Sitting in warm water in the tub helps, preparation H with witch hazel and hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter can also decrease inflammation. A physician can either prescribe a stronger corticosteroid product like Anusol-HC or Proctofoam or excise the clot, band, or remove the hemorrhoid as appropriate to your situation. ...Read more
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