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Persistent pain on the cyst in neck. Had taken antibiotics for swelling and inflammation. What could be the cause?

hi my partner has a cyst in his neck and has had it for about 10 years the last 2 weeks it became inflamed and red we went to a & e and they prescribed some anti boitics after the 2nd course he went back to our gp and she has prescribed some stronger anti biotics. the swelling went right down and no pain then today has come in from work and its painful could this be the anti biotics be causing the pain. we travel to greece on saturday and he is worried it may become inflamed again
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
hello.any cyst has the tendency to get infected, nobody can predict when a cyst will get depends on your immunity, trauma (depending on its site).it also depends alot on the type and duration of the antibiotics taken.

another imporatant aspect,is the location of the cyst and the neighbouring structures.some cysts can be easily excised by a skilled surgeon giving a permanant relief, those are mostly superficial cysts.

so please get an opinion of a surgeon. simple cysts can be managed very easily, but requires local examination and evaluation if any.

antibiotics never cause pain.

hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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