This type of cyst is an enclosed sac under the skin that is usually filled with an oily substance called Keratin.
cysts are generally found on the face, neck, upper torso and are also
commonly found on the female genitalia. They usually grow gradually over
a few years and are typically not painful.
A cyst can become infected and turn into an abscess, but this is very rare.
A cyst should always be examined by a doctor to rule out the possibility of cancer.
What causes a sebacious cyst?
- Swollen blocked hair follicles
- Injury to the skin can cause a cyst to form.
- Painless lump that can move freely under the skin.
- May disappear all on its own.
Symptoms of an infected sebaceous cyst
- Painful, warm to the touch and redness
- A cyst may have some putrid smelling matter that drains from it.
- The top picture on the right, is an example of an infected cyst
Mild cysts can be treated at home with…
Home remedies and sebaceous cysts treatment
Applying a warm compress to the area can get the material inside the
cyst to liquefy and be reabsorbed in the body. You can do this
frequently and over a period of a few weeks, the cyst should gradually
- Always keep the area clean and dry to prevent it from becoming infected. Use an anti-bacterial soap.
If you sense that the cyst has started to become infected you can use
some tea tree oil and orange oil, which have antibacterial and healing
- Follow a balanced diet and take extra vitamin E, A, B and zinc supplements.