A 30-year-old member asked:

How to stop a ruptured sebaceous cysts from smelling?

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Dr. Earl Ferguson
29 years experience
Should stop: If adequately drained by the rupture, it should no longer smell. If smell persists, the abscess is probably not completely drained. See your doctor for more formal incision and drainage to speed resolution.
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