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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Not really but..: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Have this medically : Assessed to determine the proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

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 more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

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. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Unusual: Can bleed if the infection ruptures thru skin but you may want to have it seen to make sure it is just a cyst. If so, a surgeon can excise it for you ...Read more

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Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

Does a sebaceous cyst drain itself?

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 more

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Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Pineal gland cyst: Pineal gland cysts are not at all uncommon. As long as the mr is not showing any tumor characteristics which it sounds like is the case here here. These cysts can also cause obstructive hydrocephalus but they would have seen that on mri. ...Read more

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Is huge lump under armpit a sebaceous cyst?

Is huge lump under armpit a sebaceous cyst?

Check with your dr: 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. ...Read more

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Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Could castor oil remove a sebaceous cyst?

Of course not: This stuff is promoted on websites targeting very gullible people. I trust you saw through it. ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Pilonidal cyst treatments?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...Read more

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Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above somebody's eyebrow?

Can a sebaceous cyst be removed above somebody's eyebrow?

Yes: Lesions above the brow can be removed for diagnostic or cosmetic purposes. This is generally done by a plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon if one is available in your area. It would be outpatient surgery. Pathology results would likely be available within a week. ...Read more

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Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Cyst: People with scrotal cyst are more likely to be prone to acne. The pathology is similar as both conditions are do to pores that are blocked. ...Read more

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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can an armpit cyst burst?

Can an armpit cyst burst?

Yes: Most of the arm pit cysts are sebasceous cysts, they get infected an rupture. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Yes: But this will depend on the comfort level and experience of the dermatologist. A urologist may be a better choice. ...Read more

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How can a doctor remove sebaceous cyst on scrotum?

Small incision: A sebaceous cyst has to be removed entirely. No matter where the cyst is located the entire cyst wall and contents needs to be removed. This is generally done with local anesthesia and a small incision. ...Read more

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Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Under skin of penis: In a prior answer on a similar topic, i mentioned that pain in the penis could be caused by an abnormality under the top layer of the skin = sub-epidermal. In your question, this abnormality is probably a benign cyst with fluid. See a urologist, may be able to drain it with very fine needle or remove cyst entirely (don't wince so much, local anesthesia will be used). ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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