I have a cyst in my arm pit that


Q: I have a cyst in my arm pit that just start leaking and is infected and I'm already in antibiotic , what should I do ?

Symptoms:  Pain and redness
I have a cyst in my arm pit...-1

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
It looks like an abscess which has to be drained as antibiotics are not going to be helpful at this stage.
I will recommend you visit the ER and get it drained as soon as possible.

Meanwhile you will also need an oral antibiotic like Cefotaxime 200 mg twice daily for a week till the swelling completely subsides.

Kindly visit the ER and get it drained.

Hope this was helpful,

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: I can't go now as I don't drive and have to wait my husband get back from work , it is ok to wait a few hours before go to the a&e .
Doctor: Hello,
You can wait for a few hours, as soon as it is possible really.
Meanwhile take extra precautions not to touch it or put any pressure on it.


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