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sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: If the contents are similar to toothpaste may require surgical removal.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Depends: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched.

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