They aren't particularly itchy except for
before a breakout as if it's trying to
blister and the itch is from it
forming. They hurt and water really irritates them. I wash my hands alot, hot water is used often. I did take the antibiotic (still on them, trying to finish the 10 day script) but they are of no help at this point (day 4). I can't live on oral steroids but I sure love how well they worked! I have 2 cysts in my hairline, very small and not at all bothersome nor infected.