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How can i remove a sebaceous cysts at home?

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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sebaceous cyst.: Depending on size, it needs outpatient surgery.
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Due to the risks of infection and recurrence I would not recommend this.
Jun 30, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. Sarraga
Jun 30, 2013
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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.

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