6 doctors weighed in:
Is it okay to burst a sebaceous cyst?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not advised
This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult.

In brief: Not advised
This is generally recommended because it could lead to infection or make surgical removal more difficult.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bursting a Cyst
It is not okay to burst a sebaceous cyst.
This can lead to serious infections, especially if the cyst is on the face. Better see your physician who will make the proper diagnosis. You don't reall know if it's a sebaceous cyst, do you?

In brief: Bursting a Cyst
It is not okay to burst a sebaceous cyst.
This can lead to serious infections, especially if the cyst is on the face. Better see your physician who will make the proper diagnosis. You don't reall know if it's a sebaceous cyst, do you?
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
In brief: Eh...
You risk introducing infection and they have a likelihood of recurring.
The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched.

In brief: Eh...
You risk introducing infection and they have a likelihood of recurring.
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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