Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:43 AM
I've posted here before but for the life of me cannot remember my username or the email account I used. I've had one cyst before and I posted here and found the forum's advice quite helpful.
I had a cyst/pimple that was getting pretty bad, after using hot compresses for a day it seemed ripe for the popping. I knew I shouldn't but the last time I had one I did it and it relieved the pressure and was completely gone within 48 hours. Also since I'm a guy I guess I'm just not that worried about the scar.
Anyways, not much came out when I popped, only a small whitehead and a little bit of blood. However the next morning I woke up and had some medium swelling under my eye. I used cold compresses, allergy meds, and ibuprofen but to no avail. I woke up today and it seems I'm in the same spot I was in yesterday.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:16 AM
Edited by bs73, 18 May 2011 - 09:17 AM.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:22 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:42 AM
when you say to ice it, do you mean the swelling under the eye, the cyst to the side of the eye, or the entire area? Right now I'm just keeping a cold cloth on it, I've tried rubbing an ice cube across the swelling underneath the eye as well.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:58 AM
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:16 PM
naproxen is also recomended for swelling/redness. keep your head up (Literally and Figuratively)
the swelling might increase while laying down. if it looks the least bit infected get to the doc, you dont want to mess in the eye area.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:05 AM
cyst remains looking "ok", but eye swelling continues. Eyeball itself also looks ok.
should I go to a doc or derm?
Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:52 PM
Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:24 AM
The knot still remains, but I'm hoping it will go down soon. Am I on the right track?
Edited by bs73, 20 May 2011 - 09:24 AM.