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Sebaceous Cyst!

Dr. Gaurav Bansal 91% (2227 ratings)
MBBS, MS-General Surgery , FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Sebaceous Cyst!

Sebaceous cyst - superficail skin lumps

Sebaceous cysts are noncancerous small bumps beneath the skin. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk.

Epidermoid cysts are slow growing and often painless, so they rarely cause problems or need treatment. 

True sebaceous cysts are less common. They arise from the glands that secrete oily matter that lubricates hair and skin (sebaceous glands).

Symptoms

Epidermoid cyst signs and symptoms include:

  • A small, round bump under the skin, usually on the face, neck or trunk
  • A tiny blackhead plugging the central opening of the cyst
  • A thick, yellow, smelly material that sometimes drains from the cyst
  • Redness, swelling and tenderness in the area, if inflamed or infected

Complications

Potential complications of epidermoid cysts include:

  • Inflammation. An epidermoid cyst can become tender and swollen, even if it's not infected. An inflamed cyst is difficult to remove. Your doctor is likely to postpone removing it until the inflammation subsides.
  • Rupture. A ruptured cyst often leads to a boil-like infection that requires prompt treatment.
  • Infection. Cysts can become infected and painful (abscessed).
  • Skin cancer. In very rare cases, epidermoid cysts can lead to skin cancer.

When to see a doctor

Most epidermoid cysts don't cause problems or need treatment. See your doctor if you have one or more that:

  • Grows rapidly
  • Ruptures or becomes painful or infected
  • Occurs in a spot that's constantly irritated
  • Bothers you for cosmetic reasons
  • Is in an unusual location, such as a finger and toe

 

I'm 20 years old and I have white head like growth on my left cheek. It's have been here for about 4 years now and doesn't seem to go even after using medicines that a doc have me. I was given glycomet and a skin cream.

Dr. Malini Patiil 90% (911 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
I'm 20 years old and I have white head like growth on my left cheek. It's have been here for about 4 years now and do...
Hi Purnima. The white head like growth could be anything. if it is not going with medicines most probably you might need a procedure radiocauterisation for removal of that growth
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HI, I have a painless lump on my arm just above the tricep area and another on one shoulder. They are little firm and hard. When pressed they goes down instead of going up. They shoulders one is slight blackish. Kindly help me.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (16712 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
HI, I have a painless lump on my arm just above the tricep area and another on one shoulder. They are little firm and...
It seems like lipoma. I can help you in this matter with Homoeopathic treatment without side effects. you can consult me through Lybrate.
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I have a moving lump in the right side of my neck. It is the size of a pea. I am 27 female morbid obese and scared. I have a habit of lying on the right side to use my phone for 6-7 hours daily.

Ms. Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi 93% (739 ratings)
Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have a moving lump in the right side of my neck. It is the size of a pea. I am 27 female morbid obese and scared. I...
Hello, It can simply be a fat lump, it will not cause pain but it should be removed. Do not go for surgery just now. Follow a balanced and healthy diet. You need to lose weight. -Exercise daily for an hour (Can be at home or simple exercises like running, jogging, brisk walking, on the spot marching, squats, etc) -Include protein in your diet (taking protein rich foods post workout helps in muscle building) -Increase fiber in your diet (Will help you stay full) -Include fruits and vegetables in your diet (2-3 serving) -Water intake of atleast 3L per day -Add healthy fat like nuts to your diet. -Avoid/Exclude fried, sugary and junk food -Eat a balanced and healthy diet -Do not skip breakfast as 40% of days energy is from breakfast NOTE: The above mentioned practices can change according to a specific medical condition.
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I have undergone sebaceous cyst removal surgery. The incision is left open. Doctor told me to come for dressing everyday. How many days should I go?

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I have undergone sebaceous cyst removal surgery. The incision is left open. Doctor told me to come for dressing every...
If the cut (incision) was closed with stitches, it will probably take about 4 weeks to completely heal. If your incision is left open, it may take from a few weeks to several months to heal. After the incision has healed, you will have a scar where the cyst was removed.
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Hi sir, I am from kolar. Recently We found a lump of my daddy neck it is small in size and not having pain. can you please help us.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 92% (17283 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi sir, I am from kolar. Recently We found a lump of my daddy neck it is small in size and not having pain. can you p...
This is cervical pain (neck pain) and that's the reason the pain radiates until the shoulder blades. If you keep ice that would help and along side you can do hot water fermentation. You shall use cervical collar which would help you to reduce the radiating pain ie. Due to the nerve compression. Cervical spondylosis – chronic condition with radiating pain As your rightly said you have to go for traction and also you can do IFT. Please consult the near by therapist for quick relief. Since you have pain for more than 10 years it is suggestible to go for cervical muscle strengthening exercise. Use collar will definitely be helpful for him to maintain the good posture. And also cervical pillow can be used which might make you to have better posture of the shoulder neck and arm. Neck Tilt: From the sitting position, tilt your head down so your chin touches your chest. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat. Do this five times. Side-to-Side Neck Tilt. From the same starting position, tilt you neck toward one shoulder, leading with your ear. Hold for 5 seconds and then return to the starting position. Do this five times on each side. Neck Turn. Look straight ahead, then turn your head to one side, keeping your chin at the same level. Do this five times on each side. Neck Stretch. Holding the rest of your body straight, push your chin forward, stretching your throat. Hold for 5 seconds. From the same starting position, push your chin backward and hold for 5 seconds. Do the forward and backward stretch five times each. If any of these exercises cause severe pain or weakness in your hands or arms, stop right away and talk with your doctor.
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I observe 2-3 muscle lumps on my stomach which are harder then normal muscle, and pains when it pressed, and during doing some work. I can feel the if I pressed on my stomach. Can this cause bad effect on my health condition?

Dr. Sunny Chopra 90% (3986 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I observe 2-3 muscle lumps on my stomach which are harder then normal muscle, and pains when it pressed, and during d...
Take one capsule of polybion daily, drink plenty of water with little salt, take one tablet of paracetamol 500 mg sos after food if there is pain. Check your blood sugar both fasting and Pp. Avoid severe physical and mental exertion. Take adequate rest, 7-8 hour sleep is required to remain healthy.
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I have noticed a tiny, hard, very mobile lump in my upper armpit on the right hand side. It is about 4-6 mm in diameter. I think it might be a lymph node but I am not sure if it is a cause for concern that I can feel it? It is at the 2 oclock position on my right armpit, and I can only feel it when I pinch the skin. Does this sound normal? I have been prodding the area a lot recently and don’t know if this may have made the node so noticeable?

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I have noticed a tiny, hard, very mobile lump in my upper armpit on the right hand side. It is about 4-6 mm in diamet...
Another natural and effective home remedy for underarm lumps treatment involves use of lemon juice which is not only loaded with Vitamin C but also contains anti-inflammatory substances, that help reduce the painful swelling in the lump and heal it. For best results, drink lemon juice on regular basis.
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