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A 32-year-old female asked:

How long will a sebaceous cyst heal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
2 to 4 wks after I/d: It take approx 2 to 4 wks for sebaceous cyst to heal depending on underlying illness like diabetes cancer etc.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
After surgery. : 2 weeks on body or scalp. 1 week on face. Also size dependent.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 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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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long to antibiotics take to heal a sebaceous cyst?

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Dr. Earl Ferguson
28 years experience
7-10 days: If redness or tenderness not resolved with antibiotics in about a week, see your doctor for drainage of probable abscess. If worsens at any time while on antibiotics, see your doctor right away.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: If the contents are similar to toothpaste may require surgical removal.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2018


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