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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are collections of sebum that occur within a gland. They can be walled (completely within the gland) or ruptured (when the gland pops) ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blocked gland: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Sebaceous cyst is an old term still used by drs who know little about them. Are they acne cysts? Tricholemmomas? The most common are intradermal inclu ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Blocked pore: Blocked pore or hair follicle.
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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the si ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Seidenberg
29 years experience Dermatology
Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone. If there is a lot ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What does that mean?: Most often this is a euphemism for "acne". If that's the disease, treat it scientifically and aggressively -- it's a very serious personal and profess ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
A minor surgery: These are usually treated with a minor surgery, where the cyst, and it's entire lining, is removed. This is typically done under local anesthesia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Epidermal or sebaceous cysts have no correlation with diet.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Infection: Infection results from not keeping the skin clean and can lead to problems with sebaceous cyst requiring surgical intervention.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
25 years experience Dermatology
Treatment options: Sebaceous hyperplasia are a common, benign lesion on the face that do not go away on there own. The treatment options include specific lasers and ne ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Ear: Possible that is it the opening of a sebaceous gland or an embryologic fistula or cyst. If its red or tender you need antibiotics. Sometimes it needs ... Read More

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