5 doctors weighed in:
Have a sebaceous cyst removed?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: Infected?
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.

In brief: Infected?
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.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Surgery...
This is a straightforward office procedure that can be done by a plastic surgeon with local anesthesia.
It is important to remove the entire wall of the cyst or it may recur.

In brief: Surgery...
This is a straightforward office procedure that can be done by a plastic surgeon with local anesthesia.
It is important to remove the entire wall of the cyst or it may recur.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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