You are right that squeezing these cysts will only compound the problem since it creates a wound in an are that is typically full of bacteria. Most cysts will resolve on their own when left alone but in rare cases of multiple and large cysts, excision might be necessary to avoid further infection of surrounding tissues. You should see a dermatologist who can remove them if needed or advise you otherwise.
For home care of the cysts, use an antibacterial soap and bathe regularly with it. Apply warm, wet washcloths to the lumps for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. If you prefer, you can also use a hot water bottle or heating pad over a damp towel. The heat and moisture can soothe the lump, increase blood circulation to the area, and speed healing.
If by chance you are not eating a healthy diet, important in preventing and healing infections, you should be certain to take a vitamin to help. Vitamin A, C, the Bs and Zinc are all important in healing so a daily multivitamin might be a good idea.
You may be experiencing other problems relating to the excessive sweat such as a yeast infection but it is unlikely caused by the cysts. Yeast overgrowth occurs in a warm, moist environment such as the groin and can cause itching as you describe but can be treated with over-the-counter topical antifungal creams and powders. Keeping the area as clean and dry as possible will help prevent future outbreaks.
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Debbie Miller, RN