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Open Wound - Help Please

12 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hi everyone, I'd be really grateful if someone could help me out with my problem.

On a day to day basis, I only suffer with mild acne (usually blackheads/a few whiteheads) since changing my birth controll pill I've had not as many problems with cystic acne like I used to. But the other day, I woke up with a huge tender painful cyst on my chin Posted Image

I know I shouldn't have, but I went into panic mode and tried to pop the cyst with a needle after applying heat to it. I know I'm wrong in doing this, and I'm paying for it now Posted Image I had to re-pop the cyst yesterday as it developed a small head, but since then it doesn't seem to be healing at all. It's still a bright red, oozing open wound. I applied some antibiotic cream last night before bed but woke up this morning with still an open wound with a slight yellowish crust covering it. To me, it looks infected and I'm beginning to get worried.

I'm currently living in Canada for a year (I'm from England) so I don't have a derm or a doctor I can visit, a walk in clinic would cost me a lot of money. So is there anything I can purchase over the counter to try and heal this thing up? I've had a band aid over it for a couple of hours but when I take it off the band aid is covered in lymph fluid (sorry for the gross details)

I've heard things about anti fungal medication for open cystic wounds, could this help me? Or an oral pill to help infection maybe? Or just keep washing it at night and keeping it covered with an antiseptic cream? Please help.

Cyst Help Please

31 May 2012 - 02:36 AM

I had a cyst on my chin which I decided to pop on Sunday night with a sterilized needle (it was so big and painful, I had to :(). Since then, it scabbed over pretty nicely and looked like it was healing. I went to sleep last night with some pure aloe vera gel on it and some antiseptic cream. Today I woke up and half the scab peeled off. But to my horror, it was still raised underneath. The skin was closed and pink, but definitely still a raised bump :(

The other half of the scab is still covering the cyst. I have a party to go to on Sunday and I'm absolutely dreading turning up with a huge cyst on my chin :( I've been taking ibuprofen and dabbing apple cider vinegar onto the cyst to try and make it reduce. I'm visiting my doctor tomorrow for another reason, is there anything he could give me to help reduce the size of the cyst before Sunday? Antibiotics perhaps or something similar?

Please help, I feel so upset by this :(