When it comes to home treatment for a foot cyst, the first thing you need to know is that you should not attempt to drain it on your own. Scratching, squeezing, puncturing, or lancing a cyst on your foot can lead to a variety of issues. You might push an existing infection deeper into your body or cause severe bleeding. Additionally, you will likely irritate or inflame the cyst, making it more painful.
Actions you can take include cleaning the area with antibacterial soap, applying warm washcloths to increase circulation, and applying a bandage if the cyst begins to drain on its own.
Instead of trying to take care of the foot cyst at home, let the professionals at Richardson Podiatry Associates handle if for you. This way, you will know that the condition is handled in a safe, expert manner and you won’t have to worry about unintended consequences. Contact our Richardson, TX office by either using our online form or give us a call at (972) 690-5374 to schedule an appointment today.