is it dangerous if a sebaceous cyst ruptures

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

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No


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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what happens when a sebaceous cyst ruptures?

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Dr. Dan E. Fisher
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It heals.


Contents spill out. Inflammation subsides. Cyst heals. Sometimes recurs.
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Should you get a sebaceous cyst rupture on its own?

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Dr. Earl Ferguson
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Have it excised


If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence.
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Please tell me, could a sebaceous cyst rupture under the skin?

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Dr. Michael Kulick
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Yes!!


This can happen but world require some type of pressure or manipulation typically. These types of cysts grow slowly and are usually removed surgically.
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I just had a sebaceous cyst on my breast rupture under my skin. Will I be ok?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
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Yes


should heal uneventfully. look for redness/infection and if so seek MD care. If you do not get it excised it will likely recur
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I had a sebaceous cyst rupture on my arm. Should I squeeze out what I can? Or simple leave it alone?

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Warm compress


Applying a warm moist compress, a warm washcloth, to the area a few times a day can help your body expel any remaining debris. It should clear in a few days. If not, or if it becomes more swollen, red or painful, seek medical care.
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I've had a PAINFUL sebaceous cyst inside my armpit for 3 months now. it just recently ruptured & draining nonstop for 4 days straight, what can I do?

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Let it stabilize


I'm sorry it ruptured. The keratin and/or sebum in the cyst promotes bacterial overgrowth and greatly interferes with healing. You should get with your physician now for possible antibiotic treatment; you may need surgery when things settle down.
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have a sebaceous cyst removed?

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Generally yes


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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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

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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 is usually sufficient.
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What can I do for a sebaceous cyst?

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Dr. Michael E. Jones
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See your doctor


It should be opened and drained, especially if it shows any signs of infection (tenderness, draining, heat). If it's not draining or painful and you don't mind the look of it it can be watched (if indeed this is a correct diagnosis).
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