Sebaceous cysts appear on the skin and resemble a lump which can grow from the size of a small pea to the size of a fist. They can be caused by a number of factors but there appears also to be a genetic link. They have liquid contents which are not contagious and are benign. However, there is some confusion about sebaceous cysts and other cysts such as epidermoid and pilar cysts which all usually get classified together. The sebaceous cyst is not as common as epidermoid and pilar cysts, but they do resemble each other as they also similarly appear under the skin and area sac that contains liquid or semi liquid substance.
Epidermoid and pilar cysts usually enlarge at a slower pace compared to sebaceous cysts, which can grow quite quickly. People who suffer from acne or ingrowning hairs are more predisposed to epidermoid cysts, whereas pilar cysts affect more middle aged women and can be hereditary. Whatever the reason for the appearance of the cyst it is unsightly and uncomfortable so a lot of people are tempted to try sebaceous cyst removal at home.
Of course trying home removal means that a correct identification of what kind of cyst it is, (if indeed it is a cyst at all!) has not been made in the first place. The internet offers a wealth of interesting suggestions of what to do when you have a cyst and how to remove them. Some sebaceous cyst treatments Continue reading