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    Ok I have a rather unpleasent infected cyst on my neck/jawline. I went to my GP's last wednesday and was given a weeks worth of antibiotics. They have made no difference, infact if anything it has gotten bigger.

    Im unlikely to get another appointment now untill the new year, but im due to go out clubbing on friday and could do without this eyesore on my neck.

    Im thinking of perhapp's trying to burst it or cut into it with a sterilised razor blade to try and squeeze some of the puss out to atleast reduce the size. Any reason i should not do this, im leaning more towards trying to burst it....

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    Seriously don't do it. I've had them before, just go to the out of hours see if they can do anything. Or try the hospital if its gotten bigger and is painful.

    Squeezing the cyst will force the infection into the skin and they can migrate to other parts of the body or organ tissue. You probably wouldn't cut it deep enough to drain properly and only put off what the doctor could do. It would have to be watched carefully by the doctor to make sure it's healing properly, from the bottom inside up, or it will just delay the healing. Let the doctor do it properly.

    The days of bending over a desk while the cowboy doctor lances the cyst with a hunting knife sterilized over the camp fire are over.
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    Don't do anything yourself, it only gets worse. I had a similar idea when I had one on my chin when I was 12, I remember it was the size of a grape at first, then when I tried a little DIY, tennis ball (this may have been my overactive imagination :p: )

    Just keep taking the anti-biotics in the meantime, and see the doctor again, you might need a stronger dose/different type of antibiotics.
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    pop it with a nutcracker
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    Yeah, pop it! Stand on the far side of your bathroom and see if you can hit your mirror
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    I had two on one eye a couple of years back, it was awful and I was tempted to pop them, but they can spread infection if you don't do it properly because some are rather deep under the skin - so my doctor told me.

    I also got antibiotics - they didn't work at all. To remove mine I had mine operated on, also, I had one occuring the other year and I just massaged the cyst with a hot flannel and it went

    Whatever you do, don't squeeze the cyst as it'll make matters worse.
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    If you're going to cut it yourself, make sure you read up on marsupialisation, grab yourself some kaltostat and some betadine.

    p.s. Be prepared to sue yourself for the poor cosmetic effect.
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    Cheer's for the input guy's. I did it myself, was a mess. Alot of blood and puss, I've reduced it so that it's barely visible and have booked myself a doctor's appointment for tuesday.
 
 
 
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