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Had a cyst, increasing pain while chewing. What can be done?

Hello sir,This is Dibya Ranjan from Bhubaneswar,I had a cyst or some thing like that from more than a year and it is increasing gradually,in the begining stage i neglected it but when it increased gradually I consult a Homeopath doctor and as per his advice I ate the prescribed medicine but after 5 months there is no positive result I found? As he told in the initial stage that it will melt slowly but it doesn't.And now a days it pains sometime like talking a lot or chewing food and it hurts with sudden touch or like that.Sir plz. help me out.


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Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello Dibya
You have not mentioned that where the cyst is? Neck/ Face.
You must consult an ENT specialist as this cyst / swelling would have been a cyst or enlarged lymph node but has significant infection and for which antibiotic needs to be started.
Proper examination is required and do not start any antibiotic just like that.
It could be a enlarged lymph node, an infected cyst, enlarged thyroid swelling (Thyroiditis)(for which if required thyroid function test needs to be done) etc.
You may also require Blood tests like complete blood count and May require Ultrasonography
of Neck.
Consult a Doctor.
Get well soon.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Hello , Thanks for your query, Treatment is based upon the severity of the mucous cyst. Sometimes cysts may not require treatment and will heal on their own over time. Superficial cysts often resolve spontaneously. To prevent infection or tissue damage, do not try to open or remove cysts at home. Frequent or recurring cysts may require further medical treatment.
Treatments used in mucous cysts that are not very severe include:
laser therapy: a small, directed beam of light is used to remove the cyst
cryotherapy: the cyst is removed by freezing
intralesional corticosteroid injection: a small needle injects a steroid into the cyst to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing
To prevent recurrence—or to treat especially severe cysts—your doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst or even the complete salivary gland.
Mucous cysts can take anywhere from a week to two years after treatment to heal, depending on the type and severity of the cyst. Even after healing, the only way to ensure a cyst will not come back is to have it surgically removed. Avoid habits like lip or cheek biting to help prevent future cysts. with good health, best wishes. Regards, Dr.Sharmila
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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