In almost every situation, it’s safe to leave these cysts alone. You can take OTC medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to relieve pain. Regular use of warm compresses may increase blood circulation and promote fluid drainage. Warm compresses, however, will not prevent cyst growth. However, if the cyst has ruptured on its own, it's recommended to take surgery.