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Doctor insights on: Types Of Sebaceous Cysts

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What are good types of antibiotics for sebaceous cysts?

Removal best: Sebaceous cysts should be surgically removed with attention to removal of the seb gland that is secreting into the area. Scraping alone is often not curative. Antibiotics are used in those seb cysts that have been infected. These can be cultured and sensitivity checked to insure right antibiotic. It is important to remove the 'capsule' that forms around skin oil outside the duct system. ...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


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Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Which type of doctor do I need to see to get a sebaceous cyst removed?

Sebaceous cyst: Most doctors can remove the cyst. If it's in a cosmetically sensitive area (face, eyes) the go to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Noticed a small boil/cyst type bump on my upper vaginal doesn't hurt or itch same color as skin and I also have a sebaceous cyst on face help please.?

Noticed a small boil/cyst type bump on my upper vaginal doesn't hurt or itch same color as skin and I also have a sebaceous cyst on face help please.?

Vaginal cyst: Dear chinchilla56586: you should be evaluated by your obgyn for your vaginal cyst asap and should see a plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist for your face. ...Read more

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Anything I can do about sebaceous cysts?

Anything I can do about sebaceous cysts?

Office procedure: Most sebaceous cysts can be removed in the office with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Who can help me about the sebaceous cysts?

Who can help me about the sebaceous cysts?

A minor surgery: These are usually treated with a minor surgery, where the cyst and its entire lining, are removed. This is typically done under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How can I remove a sebaceous cysts at home?

How can I remove a sebaceous cysts at home?

No: Removal of a sebaceous cyst requires a small surgical procedure. While it can be done easily in a office setting with the right instruments, it is not something you can do yourself at home. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about sebaceous cysts?

What do I need to know about sebaceous cysts?

Common: Common benign skin mass/tumor. Risk of infection is high, but can be reduced if surgically removed. In some cases can be done under local anesthesia, in children under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is there anything I could do about sebaceous cysts?

Is there anything I could do about sebaceous cysts?

Surgical excision..: Sebaceous cysts are generally not problematic until it is infected. Many people have them and as long as they are not bothering you, you actually don't have to do anything. If they get recurrent infection or if the large size/location is bothering you, surgical excision is you only real option to get rid of it. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are ways to stop my sebaceous cysts from growing?

What are ways to stop my sebaceous cysts from growing?

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

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Will these sebaceous cysts be fine if left to heal naturally?

Will these sebaceous cysts be fine if left to heal naturally?

Cysts: Sebaceous cyst will generally not heal naturally. They tend to go through cycles of inflammation and infection that may settle down by themselves or require drainage by a physician. I have seen some grow over time to size of golf balls. Best to have them removed by a reputable surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes sebaceous cysts or how can you keep from getting them.

What causes sebaceous cysts or how can you keep from getting them.

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

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How are sebaceous cysts treated? How are the average sebaceous cysts commonly treated? .

How are sebaceous cysts treated? How are the average sebaceous cysts commonly treated? .

Typically: Typically they are surgically removed and submitted for microscopic diagnosis by a specialist. Depending upon their location and size it may be done under local or general anesthesia. ...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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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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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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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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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more