how long will it take for a small sebaceous cyst take to go away on its own

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How long will it take for a small sebaceous cyst take to go away on its own?

They don't

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Sebaceous cysts, no matter the size typically don't go away on their own. If they are red and swollen they may drain spontaneously and appear smaller after this but will often recur. The only way to get rid of them is to have removed.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Generally yes

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In most instances you should have these removed because removal after infection may be very difficult. However a few patients may have a large number of these which makes removal impractical
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What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

Deep trapped skin...

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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.
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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

No

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If it does not drain by itself you may be able to squeeze it out. Your DR can open & drain it if needed. An antibiotic is of no value unless there is spreading infection. It does not matter what you put on it.
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Is there a cure for sebaceous cyst?

Excision

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Sebaceous cysts can be easily removed with a minor surgical excision.
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Is it okay to burst a sebaceous cyst?

Not advised

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This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult.
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What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

Mobile mass attached

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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.
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what is the treatment for a sebaceous cyst?

Remove

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It can be observed or surgically removed with a minor office local anesthetic procedure.
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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

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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.
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Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Sometimes

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If the contents are similar to toothpaste may require surgical removal.
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