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sebaceous cyst popped - now what?

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pugsandseals Mon 03-Dec-12 20:45:47

Been on antibiotics in the hope this infected cyst will go down on it's own, but after a prod by the doctor, a few hours ago we have a gushing mess. For now I have a whole which keeps leaking, covered with an iodine patch & dressing. Is there anything else I can do to help it mend quicker? It is right where my bra would sit under my boob so it needs to go quickly so I can get back to wearing a bra again - my G cups are making my shoulders hurt!

AmberLeaf Fri 21-Dec-12 23:52:54

Ignore everyone salivating at your wound, seriously ignore than as they know fuck all about things like this other than wanting to see pus!

I see your last post details the severity of such things.

Mine took 6 months to heal.

plus a further surgery, you wont get the surgery until it is healed BTW.

So to anyone in a similar position, IGNORE calls for pulling out the sac, just follow the nurses advice and keep it clean!

Viviennemary Sat 22-Dec-12 00:04:40

I don't think people should have a go themselves. But I have a smaller cyst on my toe which the doctor has drained once quite a few months ago but it came back. And I've squeezed some clear jelly like substance out of it and then it bled. It's kind of healing now but a bit sore. I'm going to make an appointment with the GP after Christmas. Somebody mentioned this sac thing to me as well. Said it would keep coming back till the sac was removed.

AmberLeaf Sat 22-Dec-12 00:09:32

They wont remove the sac if it is infected.

If people keep pissing about with it it will stay infected,

Viviennemary Sat 22-Dec-12 00:12:11

How do you know it's infected. I put Savlon on mine.

Viviennemary Sat 22-Dec-12 00:13:24

I meant how can you tell if it's infected? I'm getting worried now!

TwoFacedCows Sat 22-Dec-12 00:26:11

What about this sporners?

pugsandseals Sat 22-Dec-12 10:55:15

believe me - you will know from the pain if it gets infected! & the smell!!!
My nurse is convinced that the sack came out 2 weeks ago & is confident it will heal itself & not come back. I really, really hope she is right!

Viviennemary Sat 22-Dec-12 11:13:25

Pugs that sounds really painful and awful for you. I'm sure if the nurse is convinced the sac is out it will be. Hope it heals up soon and quickly.

pugsandseals Sat 22-Dec-12 11:54:01

Thanks Vivienne. Not much pain as long as I don't do too much now. Xmas shopping quite stressful though as I keep thinking people are going to knock into me! Determined not to let the buggers win though! wink

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