What if my cyst bursts?

Have you ever had a cyst? If your answer is no, then you’re lucky. Now let me tell those who don’t know what it feels like to have a cyst. Imagine having a small balloon filled with liquid under your skin that progressively increases in size over time, causing discomfort and pain when touched or bumped. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Luckily, most of the time they are harmless and will disappear on their own in due course (I’m not sure how long ‘due course’ is though). However, what if one day this tiny little ball of joy decides to burst? (That’s going to be the topic of our discussion today)

Before diving into all those worrisome thoughts about cysts bursting, let’s try to understand them better. So what exactly is a cyst anyway? In simpler terms, it can be described as an abnormal sac-like structure that develops inside or on top of the skin which may contain fluid, air or semi-solid material.

There could be numerous reasons why someone experiences these pesky pals forming beneath their skin:
– Hormonal imbalances
– Physical injuries
– Blocked ducts/oil glands
– Excessive exposure to sunlight

However (if I’m being truthful), sometimes there isn’t any particular reason some people develop them; God just decided they weren’t suffering enough.

Some warning signs can help identify whether that little bump under your skin qualifies as a cyst:
1. It has protruded: Your once flat surface now hosts an unwelcome growth.
2. It suddenly appeared: It wasn’t there yesterday but showed up overnight uninvited (talk about bad timing).
3. It’s sore: Bumps hurt when pressed against—well done stating the obvious—sometimes they can be more sensitive than others.
4. It’s not acne: It is located on a part of the skin where there are no pimples present.

The problems associated with ruptured cysts can vary, but one thing is certain: when they do burst, they create some nasty mess (I’m sure you wouldn’t want that). Before it gets to that point though, cysts exhibit some warning signs and symptoms that could spare you from dealing with the results:

  1. Increased redness: Due to inflammation around the affected area caused by leakage from the busted sac (yum yum).
  2. Drainage causes stinging or itching: When fluid seeps out through an opening in your skin (mostly due to mechanical trauma), it leaves behind enzymes and by-products that cause irritation.
  3. Fever: A sign of infection which may accompany other symptoms (such as chills) depending on its severity.

Don’t fall into panic mode just yet—there are plenty of ways to treat a burst cyst! Everything depends primarily on location & size:

Location Of The Cyst

If your unfortunate balloon bursted somewhere private like your genital region, then it’s best if I don’t get too specific here (to maintain my job security) but remember to keep things cool & dry until help arrives or secure care immediately!

Size Of The Cyst


In this case –
– Try using paper towels followed by medical adhesive tapes specifically designed for those purposes rather than band-aids so-named because once torn off; you’ll unleash Pandora’s box.
– Cover-up hole created upon rupture sufficiently well whilst maintaining sufficient air-flow around them —an under-dressed wound heals faster!

Medium-Sized Or Larger Sized

(Since sizes are relative for everything in life, let’s assume the medium to be bigger than an eyelash hair but smaller than a golf ball :))

In that case –
– Your best bet is to visit a dermatologist who will drain it & hopefully apply some antibiotics immediately to avoid further problems. (You can thank us later).

Wait, you’re in financial straits and won’t take expert advice. That’s not problem (I guess) since I’ve compiled this list just for you:

  1. The Heat Compress: It helps reduce inflammation and drainage by assisting with liquification of semi-solid parts.
  2. Tea Tree Oil: Possess antibacterial properties which help relieve pain and the risk of spread.
  3. Aloe Vera Gel: The mirroring effect thus caused reduces inflammation as well as relieves itching or burning sensation at affected site.

It may also sound uncommon, but turmeric mixed together with honey has been known to work miracles!

To wrap up, if there isn’t any care available nearby or remedies fail preferably call out for assistance when needing one (and people are willing) —but do so quickly otherwise things could turn from bad to worse pretty quick! There’s no shame in admitting that sometimes we all need help – whether it be emotional support, medical attention or someone else digging a hole deep enough away from your skin while crying…no shame!

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