15 doctors weighed in:
How to treat a sabacous cyst?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Excision
Excision is best.
The cyst can continue to grow or may become infected otherwise.

In brief: Excision
Excision is best.
The cyst can continue to grow or may become infected otherwise.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Take it out.
Cebaceous cycts are benign conditions that rarely go away by themselves.
They usually get biggar and occasionally they get infected. I think the best treatment is to remove them surgically.

In brief: Take it out.
Cebaceous cycts are benign conditions that rarely go away by themselves.
They usually get biggar and occasionally they get infected. I think the best treatment is to remove them surgically.
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually excision
Although heating pads ANS antibiotics may calm them down the only definitive care is cutting out the cyst.

In brief: Usually excision
Although heating pads ANS antibiotics may calm them down the only definitive care is cutting out the cyst.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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2 comments
Dr. Darryl Blinski
"Excisional" removal of the complete cyst lining is essential to prevent re occurrence.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Don't try and squeeze/pop the cyst...this will hurt and lead to infection and/or abscess and make the eventual excision that much more difficult.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Excise it
A sebaceous cyst is an oil gland in the skin which is obstructed and over time the lining of the gland shed and accumulate to form a sack like collection containing white paste like material.
Because it is connected to the skin, a small ellipse of skin must be removed to decrease chance of recurrence, untreated cysts can become infected and cause significant scarring.

In brief: Excise it
A sebaceous cyst is an oil gland in the skin which is obstructed and over time the lining of the gland shed and accumulate to form a sack like collection containing white paste like material.
Because it is connected to the skin, a small ellipse of skin must be removed to decrease chance of recurrence, untreated cysts can become infected and cause significant scarring.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Excison
Sebaceous cysts usually require excision to remove and decrease the chance of recurrence as the wall of the cyst must be removed in addition to the contents.

In brief: Excison
Sebaceous cysts usually require excision to remove and decrease the chance of recurrence as the wall of the cyst must be removed in addition to the contents.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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