Do not Ignore Fluid-Filled bumps on Skin, Everything You Need to Know About Sebaceous Cyst

What is Sebaceous Cyst?
A sebaceous cyst is a small lump or bump under the skin. They are common noncancerous cysts of the skin. 

They are most often found on the face, neck, upper back and upper chest but these can also occur on other sites of the body as well.
Usually a sebaceous cyst grows very slowly and doesn't cause pain. However, they sometimes become inflamed or infected, with the overlying skin becoming red, tender and sore.

Possible Causes of Sebaceous Cyst
Our sebaceous gland produces oil called sebum that coats your hair and skin. The sebaceous cyst can develop if the gland becomes damaged or blocked. This occurs due to a trauma to the area. 

The trauma may be a scratch, surgical wound or acne. 

Signs and Symptoms of Sebaceous Cyst
Small cysts are typically not painful. Large cyst can be uncomfortable and painful.

A sebaceous cyst is considered unusual and possibly cancerous if it has:

-diameter that is larger than five centimeter
-reoccurrence of cyst

-signs of infection such as pus drainage, redness and   severe pain

If sebaceous cyst does not cause problems, you probably don't need any treatment
Home remedies may help, put a warm moist compress over the cyst may help it drain the pus.
Do not pop or squeeze the cyst like a pimple.
Be sure to seek doctor advise. 


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