A 31-year-old member asked:
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how can i treat sebaceous cyst at home?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Cant: To simply open and drain it is not adequate it will grow back It must be excised and the sac its in removed as well
Answered on Jan 25, 2016

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