I have my first ever under the skin cyst. I noticed it 2 days ago at work. It started out as a large fairly flat purplish reddish lump on my cheek. I didn't do anything to it, and it's grown and gotten hard, tender and red. I'm honestly scared shitless right now.
My sister says she gets these a lot, and they go away on their own. I don't think my immune system is as strong hers. My mom who's a nurse practitioner told me to go to the store and get some triple antibiotic ointment. I got Neosporin with 3 different antibiotics in it, and an anti inflammatory.
Last night I applied a warm washcloth to the cyst, then applied the Neosporin. Went to bed. This morning it's harder and more tender. I have no idea what to do. Any tips? I've read so many different treatments such as tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, aspirin mask, warm compress with an antiobitic ointment like I'm using. Some people say it takes a week or so to go down. Please no!!
Please help me!! I'm not squeezing it or touching it, so you don't have to warn me on that. Should I go to a derm and have them inject it so it can go away today and not linger around for a week or so? Is this something that comes to a head and needs to be popped, or does it drain/dissolve on its own?
Murph89Member Since 14 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 01 2013 09:11 PM
- Group Veteran Members
- Active Posts 1,000
- Profile Views 6,054
- Member Title Veteran Member
- Age 24 years old
- Birthday September 10, 1989
Music, MMA, photography, fishing.