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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. It is not uncommon for these cysts to get infected and rupture like this. The problem is that they have a hard time healing. The first thing I would do is to see if your vet can get him started on antibiotics. Topical therapy won't do much for this. In many cases, these cysts tend to stay chronically infected, so surgical removal is usually the best option. I prefer to get them started on antibiotics first, though, to clear the infection as much as possible before surgically removing it, or you may risk an infection at the surgical site. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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