A 34-year-old female asked:
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i keep getting sebaceous and pilar cysts on my head! i'm a picker and have removed several myself, also a nurse. how can i prevent them?

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Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Unfortunately none: The tendency to make cysts is thought to be genetic. There is no way of preventing them from forming. If they are bothersome, they are easily enough removed, particularly when small. Please see your dermatologist.
Answered on Jun 13, 2013

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