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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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Do sebaceous cysts go away by themselves?

Do sebaceous cysts go away by themselves?

Sometimes: But once they become a chronic problem with infections, it is rare. Incision and drainage won't cure it either. The whole cyst must be removed. ...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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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

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