4 doctors weighed in:

How do I know if a cyst is infected?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Infection

Is it swollen, red, warm, more tender, does it show streaking and is there any purulent drainage?

In brief: Infection

Is it swollen, red, warm, more tender, does it show streaking and is there any purulent drainage?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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