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Cyst on my back is infected, I've had three days of antibiotics. It has gotten extremely painful - do I go to my doctors or continue with antiobiorics?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Continue Rx, call MD

Continue the antibiotic for sure.
It would be a good idea to at least phone the doctor and let her know symptoms are worse. S/He might want to see you, or perhaps refer to a surgeon if incision and drainage might be indicated. (But for sure be seen ASAP if you have fever or if redness is spreading around the cyst.)

In brief: Continue Rx, call MD

Continue the antibiotic for sure.
It would be a good idea to at least phone the doctor and let her know symptoms are worse. S/He might want to see you, or perhaps refer to a surgeon if incision and drainage might be indicated. (But for sure be seen ASAP if you have fever or if redness is spreading around the cyst.)
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