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Popped Sebaceous Cyst, Help

Discussion in 'Health & Illness' started by HannahEllen, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. HannahEllen

    HannahEllen New Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Visalia, CA
    My pig Stella had a pretty small cyst on her rump for months now and it burst tonight. I squeezed a lot of waxy white junk from it until she had enough but some still remains. I dabbed hydrogen peroxide (hope that's not bad!) and just left it. Some of the gunk is in her fur and I'm wondering if there's a better way to go about cleaning it? And is it a threat to her if not all of the gunk is expelled or stays stuck in her fur? I tried my best to pull it from her fur and clean it but she has had enough for tonight.​
  2. Amanda1801

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Mar 28, 2011
    Bristol, UK
    She needs to see a vet ASAP if she hasn't already.

    The vet will probably flush it out and she will certainly need antibiotics.

    As for cleaning, I wouldn't mess with it too much, but just make sure shes not getting stuff in it (hay, shavings etc.), and the vet will be able to advise you for more long-term maintenance.
  3. biscandmatt

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Mar 6, 2009
    when ches had a cyst, the vet said you can drain it and flush it with hibiscrub. but he did say if it burst then don't panic, just ring him and bring ches in for it to be checked.
  4. Lisajazz

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Jul 11, 2009
    I've had cysts drained and cleaned too with no need for antibiotics.

    I would ask a vet to check it - in some areas on the pigs body they want to remove them. Not sure about the hydrogen peroxide I also used hibiscrub as prescribed.
  5. Little Piggles

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Nov 21, 2009
    Sunny Bolton, UK
    I used diluted hibiscrub to flush a lanced cyst too. Pippa's was on her side. She had a treatment of antibiotics too. I know what you mean about getting the gunk in the fur, it's yucky stuff! Our vet trimmed the area with hair clippers, so maybe yours would do the same?

    Hope your pig is okay and heals quickly
  6. Dindypig

    Dindypig Adult Guinea Pig

    Jan 7, 2010
    Chesterfield UK
    As previously mentioned, get her to the vet to check it out. Dindy has a recuring syst about 5mm diameter on her right flank. It has been caught or burst several times now over the last year with no harm to her. My vet provided me with some hibiscrub to wash it and told me to keep a check on any sudden increase in size. It's not in a significant enough place to need surgery. Your vet will advise you in regard to your piggies situation. Dindy knows when I'm feeling for her syst and sucks her waist in, little madam.
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