Sebaceous Cysts....


Sebaceous cysts (epidermal cysts) may be a foreign term to you, but many women have indeed experienced them -- perhaps without really knowing what they were at the time.

Sebaceous cysts are small lumps or bumps just under the skin. To be more specific, they are closed sacs that contain keratin -- a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking protein that often has a foul odor.

Although they are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk, they also occur in the vaginal area or other parts of the genitalia. In cases of the latter, it is not uncommon for women to fear that they are the result of genital herpes. But genital herpes create a blister-type sore that eventually becomes crusty, not just a bump or lump under the skin.

What Causes Sebaceous Cysts?

Sebaceous cysts are often the result of swollen hair follicles or skin trauma.

Symptoms and Signs/Symptoms of Infection

Sebaceous cysts are usually painless, slow-growing, small bumps or lumps that move freely under the skin. It's important not to touch or try to remove the substance inside to prevent tenderness, swelling, and infection of a sebaceous cyst.

Occasionally, infections may occur. Signs or symptoms that may indicate infection of sebaceous cysts include:

  • redness

  • tenderness

  • increased temperature of the skin over the bumps or lumps

  • greyish white, cheesy, foul-smelling material draining from the bump or lump

How Are Sebaceous Cysts Diagnosed ?

Sebaceous cysts, to the trained eye, are usually easily diagnosed by their appearance. In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to rule out other conditions with a similar appearance. You should see your doctor to get a formal diagnosis if you suspect that you have a sebaceous cyst.

Treatments for Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts most often disappear on their own and are not dangerous. As stated, however, they may become inflamed and tender. Sometimes sebaceous cysts grow large enough that they may interfere with your everyday life. When this happens, surgical removal may be necessary, and this procedure can be done at your doctor's office. Small inflamed cysts can often be treated with an injection of steroid medications or with antibiotics.

Complications of Sebaceous Cysts

If sebaceous cysts become infected, they can form into painful abscesses.

The surgical removal of a sebaceous cyst that does not involve the excision of the entire sac may cause the cyst to come back (although, recurrence is not usual).

Remember to consult your healthcare provider anytime you notice any type of growth, bump, or lump on your body. Although sebaceous cysts are not dangerous, your doctor should examine you to ensure that another more dangerous concern is not present.


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Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted.

These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk. They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable lumps beneath the skin. Occasionally, however, a cyst will become inflamed and tender.

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Sebaceous cysts (a form of trichilemmal cyst) are skin growths that contain a mixture of sebum (oil) and skin proteins, appearing as a white, semi-solid material. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac (cyst) below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part (infundibulum) of a hair follicle. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis. A whitehead is actually a tiny sebaceous cyst.

sebaceous cyst - accumulation of material


It is sometimes (but not always) considered to be equivalent to epidermoid cyst, or similar enough to be addressed as a single entity. Some sources state that a "sebaceous cyst" is defined not by the contents of the cyst (sebum) but by the origin (sebaceous glands). Because an "epidermoid cyst" originates in the epidermis, and a "pilar cyst" originates from hair follicles, neither type of cyst would be considered a sebaceous cyst by this definition. However, in practice, the terms are often used interchangeably. "True" sebaceous cysts are relatively rare.






SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

A sebaceous cyst generally appear as small, slowly growing swellings commonly on the face, scalp, back, ears, and upper arm, although they may occur anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

sebaceous cyst on forehead sebaceous cyst on top of head


In males, a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest. They are more common in hairier areas, where in cases of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface immediately above the cyst. They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.



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I have two bumps at the back of my head. They recently appeared, but I hadn't bumped my head. The one on the left side is a bit larger. They both hurt when touched. What do you think they are?

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What you describe is very similar to sebaceous cysts.

A sebaceous cyst is a catch-all term for a harmless growth that occurs under the
skin and tends to be smooth to the touch. Ranging in size,sebaceous cysts are usually found on the scalp, nape of the neck, face, ears, and the genitals.

Sebaceous glands are numerous in these areas, secreting an oil (sebum) that lubricates the skin. Cysts form when the release of sebum, a medium-thick fluid, is blocked.

Unless they become infected and painful or large, sebaceous cysts don't require medical attention or treatment, and usually go away on their own. However, if they are tender to the touch they could be engorged with sebum or infected.

If this happens, antibiotics may be prescribed, or surgical incision and drainage may be needed for pain relief. Excision of the cyst and the surrounding sac may be done to prevent recurrence. However, sebaceous cysts may disappear spontaneously, or remain in place without causing any problems.


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A lump in your genital area doesn't necessarily mean you're infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), or you have a cancerous tumor. The lump may just be a sebaceous cyst or epidermoid cyst, which is oftentimes harmless. Doctors generally don't recommend treating sebaceous cysts, but you may still get rid of them if they get infected or grow too big.

What is a Sebaceous Cyst?

The epidermis, the top layer of your skin, is made up of a thin protective layer of cells that you continuously shed. Most sebaceous cysts form when these surface cells, instead of shedding normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. This often happens in areas where there are small hair follicles and large sebaceous glands, such as your genitals, upper back, neck, and face.

The multiplying cells form the walls of the sebaceous cyst, and secrete keratin into the interior. Keratin makes up the thick “cheesy” substance that sometimes drains from the cyst. Several factors contribute to the abnormal proliferation of cells, including:

  • Impaired sebaceous glands: Sebaceous glands are located just above hair follicles. They produce sebum, the oily substance that coats your skin and hair. Your sebaceous glands can easily be impaired by inflammatory skin conditions like acne (Learn how to prevent acne). Ruptured sebaceous glands are likely sites for sebaceous cysts.
  • Hair follicle damage: A follicle is a small pocket of modified skin that grows hair in the dermis, the layer of skin below the epidermis. Follicles damaged by injuries such as surgical wounds and abrasions can become clogged by cells, forming a sebaceous cyst.
  • Genetic factors: People afflicted with Gardner's syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes growths in the colon, are likely to develop sebaceous cysts. Also, people with basal cell nevus syndrome have a higher risk of developing sebaceous cysts. Basal cell nevus syndrome is an inherited disease that causes several serious defects.
  • Birth defect: Sebaceous cysts can begin early in a developing fetus when stem cells, instead of forming hair and skin, become trapped in cells that form other tissues.

Symptoms of Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts may look like acne or trichilemmal cysts, which have different characteristics. The following is a list of common symptoms of sebaceous cysts to help you determine your condition:

  • Round, freely moving sacs ranging in size from a few millimeters to five centimeters in diameter.
  • Yellow or white lumps on your face, neck, or torso.
  • Thick, cheesy, and foul-smelling material that drains from the cyst.
  • Miniature cysts on the surface of your skin called “milia.”
  • Redness, swelling, and tenderness around the lump, which are indications of infection.

Consult your doctor to confirm your skin condition. In most cases, doctors can diagnose sebaceous cysts based on their appearance alone. If your doctor suspects another skin condition though, he may refer you to a dermatologist for examination and treatment.

Medical Treatment for Sebaceous Cysts

After diagnosis, your doctor will most likely recommend leaving the cyst alone if it's not painful. You may choose to remove the cyst however, if it's infected or if it's unpleasant to look at. The following is a list of medical treatments for sebaceous cysts:

  • Corticosteroids: If you have an inflamed sebaceous cyst that's not infected, your doctor may inject it with corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation.
  • Clinical lancing: In this procedure, your doctor makes a small incision in the cyst and drains its contents. Clinical lancing is quick and easy, but cysts often recur after treatment.

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Err well I believe I have a sebaceous (dn how to spell) cyst on the bottom of my scrotum... I've read your supposed to leave it alone but its been 2 weeks and its lasted longer than any pimple ive ever had... And thats exactly what it looks like a whiteish pimple. Is there soomething I can do about it? Its not visible from the front but i'd rather not have it there....
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replied October 31st, 2005
Yes I have the same thing what can we do to get this off
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dude. i have more than one. unless they go away by themselves, the only way to get rid of them is to go to the doctor and have them cut it out. i know it sounds painful but.. its the only way.
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True zxdea, based on what I have read. And I have had one for abot 3 yrs now, same size, dont hurt, looks like a white head.....and I want it GONE!! lol
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Oh ueah, and its called "Sebaceous Prominence, not cyst. A "Sebaceous cyst" is a completely different ball of wax. And believe me, you dont want one of them!
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yeah, ive got 1 about the size of a pea, not the most attractive thing... had it for about 5yrs now and over time is slightly getting bigger. its yellow and doesnt hurt. but now im starting to get quite a few smaller ones which im worried they'll just grow like this 1 has... not good!!! so what, you reckon they gotta be cut out!?
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My husband had a sebaceous cyst behind his ear. He wears a knit cap to work... we didn't know what it was at the time. I thought it was a boil, he thought it was a large pimple. The whole back of his ear lobe was swelled. With the help of the internet, we were able to find articles that showed us exactly what it was. It is always best to go to a doctor. However, what we did was pierce it with a sterilized needle, and squeeze the pus out. I hadn't ever seen anything like that this cyst. After it was out - I found videos and pictures on the internet showing that type of cyst, and others who had taken care of their's also - at home. My husband seemed to almost get one back - as if possibly one may be prone to getting that type of cyst. They are nasty. They are composed of very hard pus, “cottage cheese-like.” Extremely white in color - an un-natural white for something that is in the body. The material was in a rope - cord-like system that wound throughout the back his ear lobe. He was able to squeeze it out. It had to be very painful. I had left the house as he was preparing to squeeze it out. I had wanted him to go to 'after-care' - we have insurance. But when I came home, he'd gotten the whole thing out practically in one piece. It did save the trip to the after - hours clinic.  Saved him from a surgical procedure, and the antibiotics they would have prescribed.  More drugs, more money.  And we use colloidal silver in our home which will keep the area free of infection.  (They would have sliced the lobe to extract the cord - you can see the surgery, on you tube - where they slice the lobe to get the pus cord out.) He now uses the 'cloth-like' wipes, that I make; from straining my silver when I make it. He uses the silver-soaked wipes to clean his ears, the outside of them and the back of his neck. I'm certain that the silver cloths will keep the cysts from returning. Please see the process I use to make colloidal silver. .....  Update:  July 31, 2011:  A cyst seemed to be coming back.  He used the colloidal silver on the area, topically and has had no trouble.

 

Post Script:  My husband told me that the cyst had been in his ear lobe for a 'long time'.  I believe he meant a year... he said he thought it was a pimple that hadn't gone away.  Just f.y.i.

 

P.P.S.  It is March 19, 2012, and no cysts have come again.  He takes a consistant small dose of colloidal silver most regularly now.  UPDATE: DECEMBER 29, 2013: No Return Of Cysts! We are free of that because of colloidal silver!

~~~Nancy
.....Sebaceous Cysts Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Do not squeeze, scratch, drain, open (lance), or puncture the lump.

2. Keep the area clean by washing the lump and surrounding skin well with an antibacterial soap.

3. Apply warm, wet washcloths to the lump for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day.

4. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and using oil-free skin care products can help prevent milia.

5. Prophylactic tetracycline or erythromycin ointment is applied once, 1 hour after delivery.
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WARNING:  THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC!

 

This video shows exactly what I've done with my husband's cysts.  I

didn't have such a useful tool as is shown: perhaps I'll look into

purchasing one.  I used a sterilized sewing needle (I used colloidal silver to sterilize the needle)  I used the silver also to disenfect and clean the area as I squeezed the materials out of the cyst (as you can see in this video.)   Just as is shown, a lot of  liquid bloody fluid comes out first.  The cyst behind/ on his earlobe (my husbands) had the long white 'cottage-cheese' like  core/cord; very long cord, which wound around inside of the lobe of his ear; all in the back.  Very similar to the plug with pops out of this man's cyst when most of the blood-fluid is drained.  You can see that this person continues to 'squeeze and drain' the fluid from the cyst even after the

plug comes out.  YHTF  P.S. If I hadn't had access to colloidal silver, I'd have used hydrogen peroxide for the skin; and rubbing alcohol to sterilize the needle.  P.P.S.  I'm not a doctor; if you have a medical condition, you should see a medical doctor.

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