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A 45-year-old member asked:

Does applying heat to sebaceous cysts really work?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
37 years experience
Somewhat: It might bring you relief if your having pain, you need to go see a hand surgeon or facial plastic surgeon if it is on face or hand. Good luck.
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not realy: To cure a sebaceous cyst it needs to be destroyed completely or removed completely. The best way is surgical excision.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does the heat pad method really work on sebaceous cysts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Sebaceous cyst is a type of inclusion cyst. They often occur in hair bearing areas. Once it is formed it can fluctuate in size, but the only way to get rid of it is to have it excised or cut out.
Last updated Oct 6, 2017


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