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Suggest Treatment For Cysts Under My Armpits Which Has Become Chronic

i have axillary cysts under my armpits and 5 surgeries to get rid of them. they keep coming back,its a chronic problem. they leak puss and blood and i use a safety pin to drain them which i sterilize. my doctor drained them a few times also. what should i do?
Thu, 11 Sep 2014
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1. The history suggest that its infective collection in the axillary region with recurrent aetiology.
2.In this case the treatment will be a small incision and drainage with good post procedure followup dressings ( with medical personnel )
3.If you are draining with safety pin it will never get healed and it will reoccur - as you are causing the infection ( though you are saying its sterile)
4.Maintain local hygiene, clean with antiseptic liquid, do not compress or scratch the area - it will only delay the healing process.
5.What should you do? get an incision and drainage of the fluid followed by a antibiotic course and good care of wound.
6. Avoid clothing that cause friction / irritation to the area. Good luck.

Hope it helps you. Wish you a good health.
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Suggest Treatment For Cysts Under My Armpits Which Has Become Chronic

Welcome to Health care magic. 1. The history suggest that its infective collection in the axillary region with recurrent aetiology. 2.In this case the treatment will be a small incision and drainage with good post procedure followup dressings ( with medical personnel ) 3.If you are draining with safety pin it will never get healed and it will reoccur - as you are causing the infection ( though you are saying its sterile) 4.Maintain local hygiene, clean with antiseptic liquid, do not compress or scratch the area - it will only delay the healing process. 5.What should you do? get an incision and drainage of the fluid followed by a antibiotic course and good care of wound. 6. Avoid clothing that cause friction / irritation to the area. Good luck. Hope it helps you. Wish you a good health. Anything to ask ? do not hesitate. Thank you.