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Sebaceous Cyst


What is Sebaceous Cyst?

Sebaceous Cyst is a non-cancerous cyst of the skin that is slightly hard and filled with fluid. It can occur anywhere on the body but the most affected parts are face, neck and torso. They are painless and grow very slowly.

What causes Sebaceous Cyst?

The main reason for the formation of Sebaceous Cyst is the blockage/damage of the Sebaceous gland (this gland produces oil called sebum that coats your skin and hair). Other reasons may include:

  • A deformed duct
  • Damage to the cells during surgery
  • Genetic conditions
What are the symptoms of Sebaceous Cyst?

The symptoms of Sebaceous Cyst are:

  • A small, round bump under the skin that appears on your face, neck or trunk
  • A small blackhead that come out of the central opening of cyst
  • Drainage of thick, yellow pus from the cyst
  • Redness, swelling or tenderness in the region if the cyst is infected or inflammed
How can Sebaceous Cyst be treated?

Sebaceous Cyst usually don’t require any treatment unless its appearance bothers you or if it is painful, ruptured of infected. The various treatment options include:

  • Injection
  • Incision and drainage
  • Minor surgery
  • Laser treatment