O’Donoghue Dermatology Blog

1 minute reading time (170 words)

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.

Winter Itch
Dermaplaning
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Blog
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.It is also the most preventable and, if diagnosed early, the most curable. Here are my top 10 skin cancer prevention tips:1. &nb...
Blog
We're proud to announce the addition of Lorie Masters, MCMS, PA-C to the O'Donoghue Dermatology team.Lorie comes to us with over 18 years of experience in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. ...
Blog
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 usual...
Blog
Winter itch is a type of eczema or very dry skin which is exacerbated by the lower humidity of the winter months.This condition can be alleviated by applying moisturizer to wet, freshly showered skin ...
Blog
Almost 7 million BOTOX treatments were performed last year.That's more than chemical peels, laser hair removal, soft-tissue fillers, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light treatments - combined. ...
22 January 2014
Blog
Leading dermatology practice sets a new standard for laser hair removal in Sarasota.SARASOTA, Florida (January 16, 2014) – In response to their patient's ever-increasing demand for the removal of unwa...
09 July 2019
Blog
O’Donoghue Dermatology is excited to announce the addition of licensed aesthetician Olivia Blakely to our lineup of skin care professionals!A graduate of Douglas J. Aveda Institute and the Manatee Tec...
26 October 2018
Blog
O’Donoghue Dermatology just broke ground on the second phase of a major expansion.The expansion began in the summer of 2013 with the addition of a phototherapy room, 2 new patient rooms, an on-premise...
07 December 2012
Blog
Onychomycosis or nail fungus can occur on fingernails or toenails, but it is far more common on toenails because, like other fungi, onychomycosis thrives in dark, moist environments like the environme...
09 August 2011
Blog
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common cancer of the skin.Patients with fair complexions who frequently sun bathe or use tanning beds are most likely to be affected. Some SCC's arise ...

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

O'Donogue Dermatology
1952 Field Road
Sarasota FL 34231

Ph: 941-926-7546
Image

© 2019 O'Donoghue Dermatology All Rights Reserved. Designed By Concept Digital Media.