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My dermatologist injected a cyst on my forehead with a

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: my dermatologist injected a cyst on my forehead with a cortisone shot yesterday me with a cor
JA: The Dermatologist can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. When did the cyst first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: no medication And about 1 week ago
JA: Have you used anything besides this medication for this?
Customer: No medication for this specifically but I use a retinoid frequently
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
It has been 32 hours since injection and the cyst does not appear to be getting better, if anything slightly worse

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

usually cysts are filled with fluid

and should be drained by a needle, or cut open by a surgeon

you may want to go to a surgeon or plastic surgeon to have the cyst drained

you should use an ice pack on the area now and cold compresses, perhaps that will help it shrink or drain

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
So you recommend icing it rather than applying heat?

ice can decrease swelling

heat can help relax muscles or open up skin pores.

a warm towel can help it drain or pop possibly

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Is it possible the doctor missed the cyst with the cortisone injection or will it be getting better soon?

I doubt the doctor missed the cyst

skin cyst usually get better with time. sometimes it can take some times for cyst to get better

sebaceous skin cyst sometimes need surgery to remove them.

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Do you recommend going back to the doctor or just icing it?

I would ice it for now

and see your doctor in follow up in 1-2 weeks if it doesn't get better

let me know if you have other questions

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