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sebaceous cyst burst under skin

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
Bursting a Cyst: It is not okay to burst a sebaceous cyst. This can lead to serious infections, especially if the cyst is on the face. Better see your physician who ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not advised: This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Eh...: You risk introducing infection and they have a likelihood of recurring. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be saf ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Seek Treatment: This is something a professional should see in person to evaluate and determine how to treat.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Wait: It may resolve itself, keep clean and with antibiotic ointment on area. But if recurs see gyn promptly.
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Bartholin's cyst: In all likelihood, this is a bartholin's cyst. These tend to have a high likelihood of recurrence. However, it could be another entity and it is not u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a surgeon: Depending on the size and location, it's a simple surgery.
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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 male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Epidermoid cyst: Sometimes they can get infected and cause pain. if you are seeking treatment then please see your physician.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Watch it: It may turn into a chronic inflammatory mass, or it may need no further attention. How do you feel?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minor surgery: The best way to remove a sebaceous cyst is by cutting it out in one piece. Underneath the skin, the cyst will have a lining that the doctor will free ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Surgery: The only solution to this issue is to have the cyst removed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kulick
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes!!: This can happen but world require some type of pressure or manipulation typically. These types of cysts grow slowly and are usually removed surgicall ... Read More

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