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Does sulfamethoxazole eliminate sebaceous cysts? And if it does, is there really a point in getting the sac from the cyst removed?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: No

It just treats any associated skin infection.
The cyst is still present, until removed by surgery.

In brief: No

It just treats any associated skin infection.
The cyst is still present, until removed by surgery.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It can

Get rid of acute infection but not the cyst if you do not remove it surgicaly it can come back.

In brief: It can

Get rid of acute infection but not the cyst if you do not remove it surgicaly it can come back.
Dr. Barry Cohen
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