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Fucidin Cream Sebaceous Cysts
Skin color cysts inner thighs-used salicylicacid&then benzoylperoxide with little success-squeeze releases nothing-no pain-Suppurative Hydradenitis?
Cannot say: while I doubt you have what you think you have you do need to see a dermatologist who can make a diagnosis by looking at your skin problem ...Read more
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
Bartholin cyst very tiny. No pain, red, itch. Dr noted during exam. Rx'd hydrocortisone cream 2.5% re vaginal irritation. Will cream help shrink cyst?
No: Fungal infections on scalp travel down hair follicles and require oral anti fungal medications. Please get checked by a dermatologist who can confirm the diagnosis and treat accordingly. Usually otc ketoconazole shampoo can be used in conjunction with oral rx. But who wants cream on their hair anyway, right? ...Read more
It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
Better: Please go to the Pharmacy and get advice regarding which of the two is better. I suspect there is little difference. If I am not mistaken the the two creams can be sold without a prescription. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?
Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more
After using mometasone cream on an itchy sebaceous cyst for 5 days, it became bigger and red and painful. What are your possible diagnoses?
Infection: Possibility of infection. Please have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Will antiseptic cream do good in treating a week old drained yet little pus filled sebaceous cyst ?
Unlikely: The cyst must be removed. All the best. ...Read more
Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?
Doctor's decisions: Sometimes a doctor may feel that they can 'get away' with one path of treatment rather than another, perhaps more invasive pathway. For ex., to cut out this cyst might be the most direct thing to do, yet it involves preparing for a small surgery, having you sign a consent form, getting the anesthetic ready etc.-Whereas just prescribing some meds would be an easier route, and 'might' work/might not ...Read more
Depends: Sebaceous cyst is an old term still used by drs who know little about them. Are they acne cysts? Tricholemmomas? The most common are intradermal inclusion cysts. Can occur almost anywhere, most often scalp, back, buttocks. May be multiple. Strong genetic factor. Not you fault. Easily removed by dermatolopgist or surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movable. If the cyst ruptures under the skin, scar tissue forms and can initiate an inflammatory response. This will reduce their mobility and make them more difficult to remove. ...Read more
I doubt it: I can't imagine how this could help but there are numerous anecdotal reports of it helping sebaceous cysts to drain. Chronic sebaceous cyst frequently drain and resolve temporarily but then what recur. For recurrent sebaceous cyst the only effective treatment I have seen is excision of the entire cyst lining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyst: Have it removed surgically.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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