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How long have you noticed it? Is it painful? Is it getting bigger?
Does it have a smell now? Like infected? It looks like there may be some infection starting there making the situation worse.
My concern is that we have an infection on the surface but also deeper in the skin and underlying tissue. I would recommend to discuss with your veterinarian for systemic antibitics to address the infection. Until then, we can look to start on a topical cleaning solution with chlorhexidine to kill yeast and bacteria. There is a topical hot spot spray that contains lidocaine and hydrocortisone that can be sprayed on the area to stop the itch and irritation. However if this does not heal or close over in time, this cyst may need to be surgically removed.
Beuatiful longhaired? Mane coons are my favorite. My concern as large as it is getting that we don't want it to get worse and keep tearing at it. There is a very good injectable antibiotic called Convenia, one injection lasts 14 days, it works great on these, they also have a topical spray with gentamicin as an antibiotic and betamethasone as a steroid to stop the itch. What type of cream did you have?
Your veterinarian has to prescribe that. If you wanted to try an over the counter option, you can try the Hot Spot spray I wrote about above and the chlorhexidine shampoo and medicated wipes. You can also use a topical antibiotic cream like Neosporin, 3-4 times a day. Stop using the Aloe Vera as this may allow more moisture to stay there and allows more bacteria and yeast to grow.
You are very welcome, best of success to all. Have a good evening. Let me know if you have any further questions. Dr Mike