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Draining Sebaceous Cyst
Probably better: Your cyst was simply drained this time because it became infected and probably abscessed. This leaves a good portion of the capsule behind and the cyst will reform. It may become infected again so usually better to have removed completely once this infection resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
If i had sebaceous cyst drained 1 week ago as of today and it is pretty much closed do I still need to keep that area clean with peroxide .
It can: If a sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermal inclusion cyst, becomes inflamed enough it will drain on its own. They can be painful if inflamed. Do not try to squeeze it. If you want it removed, see your dermatologist as it is a routine surgical procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an infected sebaceous cyst drain on its own ? I have one on my chest but when i touch the skin now, i cannot feel any bump underneath anymore.
Resolve don't drain: Sebaceous cysts do not disappear on their own but infected cysts may resolve giving you the impression that the cyst diaappeared what it has only gotten smaller. If it were to truly drain it would obviously open with pus and a typically foul smelling drainage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I had a sebaceous cyst drained over two weeks ago, it is still leaking fluid and has started to smell really bad. how do I get rid of the smell?
Depends: If the wound is open, keep it clean with soap and water, and pack the wound with moist gauze at least 2x/day. If the wound is not open, it needs to be opened. In either case, see the doctor that drained it, or a general surgeon. If the skin is red, see someone today, even of it means going to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Do I need to go to the doctor to drain an unsightly, painful sebaceous cyst on my neck? It won't pop and I see white pus inside.
Cyst: Always a good plan to seek medical evaluation and possible I&D of infected cyst of neck. Also PO antibiotics are a must. If truly infected than only drainage is possible. Than after healing re excision of the scar and lining of the cyst is needed to prevent recurrence... ...Read more
After a sebaceous cyst drains on its own what do you do to care for it? (also i started a zpack today) will the antibiotics prevent infection?
Depends: If there was no infection prior to drainage, i wouldnot recc antibiotics to prevent an infection . Unless you are immunosuppresed there is no need for antibio. Your dr can tell you wether or not you have an infection. Other than that keep it clean, and covered. Seek help if fever, tenderness, pain occurs. Resection might be indicated if you have a recurrent ptoblem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Sebaceous cyst don't necessarily drain spontaneously when they get to a certain size. Usually the only time they drain on their own is if they become infected. When this happens they may recur. It is harder to remove a cyst that has scar tissue and been previously infected. In general the larger the cyst the longer the scar will be to remove it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had what i thought was a sebaceous cyst attempted to be drained. It just bled a lot but there's still a semisolid mass in there. What's in my skin?
Sebaceous Cyst: If you had the mass drained, this does not mean that you had the cyst tissue removed, if that was what it was. You should seek consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to assess whether or not it is appropriate to have the lesion removed when it is not infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the best way to treat a wound left after a sebaceous cyst has been drained? I'd like to prevent scarring as much as possible.
Cyst wound care: There are lots of salves and potions available for skin and wound care, but nothing is better, more readily available, or more economical than soap and water. U recommend washing well twice a day and cover with a band aid as needed. Scar will always occur but can be improved if/when the cyst is excised once the inflammation is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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