Hi. I have an infected cyst in my armpit and it is leaking. I've seen the doc and a nurse and have penicillin. I'm worried that it is not draining properly, I am using hot saline on a flannel, with Milton fluid to sterilise said flannel, between approx 2 hour cleaning/ compress treatments. Plus diluted TCP when finished.There is a white track now when I raise my arm, about half way to the elbow. It is sore but no feeling of pressure. I am not squeezing it as I want it oozing into the open, rather than into my bloodstream. Have a dull ache in that arm (left) plus sore left side. Initially felt nauseous but now OK.
Am I doing the right thing? Was given no definite guidance and its a bank holiday.When I've had dental absesses before penicillin made them worse. Infection returned with a vengance after course finished. I needed a Metronidazole because I couldn't persuade my dentist to take the tooth out out and the infection spread. Had a second dentist who did remove the tooth, even though there was still some infection.. Huge relief but there was some root left. It did solve the problem and I decided not to have surgery to get the root removed. This was about 2 years ago and I've been OK since then.
How sad is this.I just feel very isolated. And smelly and lonely. Zero energy. Plus not sure whether this shoud be drained? Strongly suspect that the whole cyst may need to be removed but the infection would not then be isolated. Any experiences, ideas?
Should add that I seem to have many symptoms of diabetes although bloods are normal.