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Fucidin Cream Sebaceous Cysts
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
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
Is there an over the counter cream I could use on the inside of my labia majora to help get rid of a sebaceous cyst?
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
No sure fire cure: Some feel oral retinoids may help decrease this activity but they are not generally used for this purpose. Probably the same is true or even less likely for topical retinoids which ar unlikely to penetrate to the deep dermis where they occur. ...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 more
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 more
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 more
Cyst: Have it removed surgically.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infection: It can get bigger and become painful. There is also a chance that a cyst could get infected and the removing it can become a bigger problem. ...Read more
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 more
IF YOU TIME IT RIGHT: And depending on the size and whether infected or not, none or a day at the most. ...Read more
Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more
Information: Removing sebaceous is fairly smple procedure. The entire sac must be removed in order to prevent recurrence. Vasectomy is also fairly straight foreward and can be done under local anesthesia, often as an office procedure. A segment of the vas deferens should be removed in order to prevent spontaneous recurrence. There can be signifcant testicular swelling after the procedure for several days. ...Read more
These are essentially synonyms.
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Sebaceous Cyst: For a large or inflamed cyst, recommend draining the cyst. When the cyst becomes inflamed and infected like a “boil”, a more complex procedure and prolonged recovery would be required. Also, to avoid it getting infected, removal (excision) of sebaceous cyst wall and the cyst content is the definitive treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have had sebaceous cysts around my vagina for like 8 months. 5 in total?
Sebaceous cysts: If they are not painful or infected, nothing needs to be done. If they are bothering you, they can be drained in the office. ...Read more
I have a sebaceous cyst in my pubic area I think and it hurts really bad, is it a way to remove it at home or treat it?
I have a sebaceous cyst in back and it is 1cm surrounding. Middle of the sebaceous cyst has a black head. Some days before it feels pain.
Epidermoid cyst: Sometimes they can get infected and cause pain. If you are seeking treatment then please see your physician. ...Read more
It it dangerous when a ruptured sebaceous cyst turns back for almost 4 times even if I have made this removed since from 3rd time happened.
If I have an infected sebaceous cyst do I have to get it treated or will it go away with time? I don't think I can get it treated for a while.
Will need treatment:
The cyst will not go away on its own and will occasionally flare up and cause you pain and discomfort, even if you are able to treat it successfully for the time being with antibiotics. It will be much better to cool it off with antibiotics and then have your plastic surgeon remove it entirely. The surgeon must remove the entire capsule with it to avoid a recurrence.
Be well, dr. Fred. ...Read more
I had a sebaceous cyst removed 6 days ago. Today I still have a large swollen circle that is red and painful. Normal? The redness decreases daily
Haematoma: You probably have a small haematoma where the cyst was and this may be infected and need antibiotics. See the doctor who removed the cyst. ...Read more
I got a sebaceous cyst removed, now I have a hole where it was. Folliwed all aftercare now there's a hole w edges curled under pencil eraser size.???
Surgical re-excision: Unfortunately the way you healed is not uncommon even with the best surgeons. The best option to repair it is the have the hole re-excised and sutured, but best after you are sure the cyst has not recurred, which can happen in about 20% of patients. If it recurs, a full elliptical excision is best to avoid future recurrences and holes. ...Read more
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