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Types Of 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
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
I have 2 small bumps on the underside of my penis that I think are sebaceous cysts. What is the best type of practice to visit to have them removed?
Plastic surgeon or: Urologist would be my suggestion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Pain is typically related to the size and location of the cyst. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers