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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 16:32 PM   1
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I'm getting really peed off.

I've had a tiny cyst on my back for years.

3 weeks ago it swelled up to size of golf ball, then 2 weeks ago it got infected. GP gave me antibiotics but they didn't work. Now got even more taking 8 a day, only thing is they still not working

Its so sore and I don't know what else to do. Tried magnesium sulphate to try to draw any nasty stuff out so they can drain it but that not working either

Any ideas?

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Old Mar 10th, 2008, 18:17 PM   2
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I'm sorry I don't have any ideas but I do hope you get to feeling better soon.

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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 03:41 AM   3
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I have a little cyst on my arm which i have had for years, but it gives me no grief so i have just left it alone, i do get them regular behind my ears which i have been and seen the doctor about. They are painful for a week or two and then they disappear....

My doctor has said though he can take it out, maybe you should go back to your doctors and request this be done? I don't know how they do this but it can't be too bad... my own doctor said he would do this (rather then refer me to the hospital).

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Old Mar 11th, 2008, 07:18 AM   4
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This is going to sound completely insane but try putting a wedge of raw potato on it for a few hours. This should help to draw any infection to the surface and hopefully it will drain. I had a really deep abscess and after about an hour of the potato treatment it had practically opened up and drained. couldn't quite believe it myself so definitely worth a try!

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