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how to get rid of epidermal cysts

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NONE: Nothing applied to the surface nor anything you swallow will have the slightest effect. Steroid injections sometimes shrink them. Drainage will tempor ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well: If they have ruptured they resolved themselves????? So I guess you men from coming to begin with. Really no good treatment plan You may just be pron ... Read More
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Remove its lining...: A cyst usually has its active lining like that of sebaceous cyst, which may eventually rupture after maturing its infection as an acne does, but diffe ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: This probably needs to be looked at to determine what it is before any procedures to eliminate it are started.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
What kind?: Cyst means collection of fluid. There are different types of fluid collections in different parts of the body, so need to know where the cyst is and h ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: On the cyst and if it needs to be taken out.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Not all ovarian cysts need to be removed. Most are what are called follicular, luteal or functional cysts, and these will likley disappear on their ow ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 thoughts: You can wait and see if the cyst disappears on its own or you can discuss with your gynecologist having it removed laparoscopically. Depending on siz ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Consult OB/GYN DR: Ovarian cyst is quite common yet does not cause significant pain in many young women. Ovarian cysts are often found incidentally, through sonogram o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Drainage: For small, simple cysts, sometimes something called a sitz bath may help relieve a bartholin's cyst over several days. However, surgical drainage may ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
By removing: Not going to go away on their own , will give infection, pain, best by removing entirely , or drain it and allow to heal will leave, will take time , ... Read More

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