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Sebaceous Cysts

A sebaceous cyst is a bump that develops under the skin, typically in the neck, face or trunk area.

They are often referred to as wens, keratin cysts, epidermal cysts or epidermoid cysts and they usually come out of hair follicles, but they can be caused by trauma to the skin.

The bump is formed by a closed sack filled with an oily or cheese-like matter and it is usually painless, but it can become inflamed and tender. If a small cyst becomes inflamed, your dermatologist can inject it with an anti-inflammatory medication to reduce the swelling or just surgically remove the cyst.

Most cysts are benign, but it is important to differentiate them from other malignant bumps that may look like cysts. In some cases, your dermatologist may determine that a biopsy is necessary to rule out potentially malignant conditions.

If you are concerned about a bump on your skin, contact O'Donoghue Dermatology so that we can determine if it is a benign cyst or something worthy of concern.

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