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Hamilton Township, New Jersey
A 30-year-old female asked:

What makes a 10 year old sebaceous cyst form a head and pop and how long does it take to heal? how should i care for it during the healing process ?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
It will regrow: Seabum is constantly produced from glands at the hair follicle when the outlet is clogged the sebum builds . It may or may not rupture but when it does you should see a doctor. Till then warm soaks keep it clean put on a bandage. If it heals you can be sure it will grow again because the sac that surrounds it is still there as is the cause. Real treatment removes the cyst and the sac
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Last updated Aug 13, 2016

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