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A female asked:

Hi i had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. how do i get rid of the smell?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be opened. In either case, see the doctor that drained it, or a general surgeon. If the skin is red, see someone today, even of it means going to the ER. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Great answer! YES re exploration of the area is indicated...
Jul 25, 2014
Last updated Aug 27, 2018


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