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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to stop a sebaceous cyst?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Remove: It via surgery. Make sure entire shell is removed or it will recur.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Stop?: I'm not sure what you mean by stop. I know of no way to prevent these and once you have one they do not go away on their own. The only way to get rid of a sebaceous cyst is to have it removed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the best way for me to care for a sebaceous cyst?

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Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery: A complete surgical excision is the only way to eradicate this cyst.. Do not lance it or inject it with steroids.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Need advice on what is the the best way to remove a sebaceous cyst?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Surgery: 1. Numb the skin 2. Make a small incision over the cyst. 3. Remove the cyst entirely, including the cyst wall. 4. Sew it up neatly.
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