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getting rid of sebaceous cysts

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try: Painless epidermal cysts are normally harmless and need no treatment. These appear and normally go away after a few days. But if the cysts get infecte ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Only by excision: While an infected angry cyst may be calmed down by antibiotics or injection of steroid or i&d, it generally requires surgical removal for a definitive ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Excision: Surgical removal.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: If you have lots of tiny white dots that look like small pimples, these are Fordyce spots, and are essentially normal. If one or more larg(er) cysts a ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Surgery: Some guys get dozens of cysts down there. It's probably genetic. Get them removed surgically. Don't mess with them on your own or you'll have a ruptur ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: The only way to get rid of sebaceous cysts (anywhere) is surgical removal. You can have them opened and drained, but unless you remove the wall of th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Do not attempt self treatment. Go see a surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Excision: To simply open the cyst and pull out the sebum is not adequate You have to remove the cyst its casing and the sebaceous gland and duct. If not the cys ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Multiple Options: You can go to a doctor and see the multiple options that are available. You can have it injected, an excision and drainage may also be available, a to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minimal discomfort: Assuming 1]this is of the skin, 2]cometent surgeon] 3] reasonable patient: the procedure is commonly done under local anesthesia, as an out patient. T ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Almost none.: Most of these cysts can be done under local and present very little risk. There are certain problems some patients can have with local but it is rare. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Trichilemmal Cyst: Definitive treatment is complete excision of the cyst. Several methods can be used to surgically remove these cysts. A small linear incision, an ellip ... Read More
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