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how can i remove a sebaceous cysts at home?

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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Removal of a sebaceous cyst requires a small surgical procedure. While it can be done easily in a office setting with the right instruments, it is not something you can do yourself at home.
Answered on Mar 17, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sebaceous cyst.: Depending on size, it needs outpatient surgery.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
31 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
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Jun 30, 2013
Dr. Andres Sarraga
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Due to the risks of infection and recurrence I would not recommend this.
Jun 30, 2013
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Getting the cyst out whole requires some surgical skill, and sterile technique. It's best left to those with the training and equipment to do it right.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013

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