A 61-year-old female asked:
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how do you keep from cysts from forming in the groin area? i don't remember what my dr. called what she thinks i might have but she injected steroid.

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa may be the diagnosis. The primary issue is not infection but abnormalities of the sweat glands.
Answered on Apr 6, 2017
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Sounds like a: sebaceous cyst which should have been drained, or if possible excised so as not to return. Have a physician look at it.
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Redices inflammation: It reduces the inflammation.
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Yes unless removed: The cyst lining or wallis permanent unless removed.
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Dr. James Cunnar
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Inflammation: Steroids are potent anti-inflammatories. When injected into a cyst, they decrease the inflammation, with the hope that the cyst resolves.
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