Is there a natural cure for sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts are small bumps that develop just under the skin that usually contain a protein known as 'keratin'. In most cases, sebaceous cysts are found on the face, neck and trunk, while less often being found in the vaginal or genital area of an individual. The primary cause of sebaceous cysts happens to be swollen hair follicles or skin trauma. The symptoms of sebaceous glands are not very pronounced. You are more likely to notice them through a normal course of actions rather than because of a certain sensation of pain or discomfort. However, sometimes they may exude symptoms such as redness, tenderness, increased temperature over the skin or bump.

Before getting into the natural cure for sebaceous cysts, it helps to know that these cysts are not dangerous in any way and will, in all probability, subside on their own, without any significant medical intervention. However, some of the more well known and effective sebaceous cysts home remedies include the application of certain creams as well as consumption of foods that are high in vitamin content. Garlic is considered to be one of the best and most effective topical applications because of the fact that it has very potent anti fungal as well as anti bacterial properties.

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How to treat sebaceous cyst?

Sebaceous cysts are a very common occurrence and affect many people. Since these cysts do not show any significant symptoms, they are usually not noticed up until they are discovered as a matter of chance. Sebaceous cysts are primarily small lumps or bumps that develop under the skin and are filled with a protein known as keratin. They are most commonly found on the face, neck or trunk of the affected individual, while sometimes also developing in the vaginal or genital regions of the body. As mentioned previously, rarely would sebaceous cysts ever have pronounced symptoms - but they may be highlighted to some extent by redness, tenderness as well as an increased temperature of the skin over bumps and lumps.

There are a number of sebaceous cyst home treatment options that help deal with the condition. These treatments are easy and are not much of a hassle to perform. One such sebaceous cyst home treatment includes the application of a warm compress over the lump for a period of about 20 to 30 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day. Treating sebaceous cysts can also be performed by paying close attention to your diet and making sure that you consume foods that are rich in vitamin A and vitamin B as well as Zinc.

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What causes sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts are a rather common occurrence and are primarily bumps that develop under the skin. These bumps are filled with a protein substance known as keratin. These cysts are very common and, because of the fact that they will usually have no prominent symptoms and thus go undetected in a number of cases. One of the primary causes of sebaceous cysts happens to be swollen hair follicles or skin trauma. Infected sebaceous cysts on the other hand are likely to be mildly or highly painful with some redness and tenderness around the area. In some cases of infected sebaceous cysts, one may also experience an increased temperature over the area of the bump.

Because of the fact that in most cases sebaceous cysts are not really painful or have a significant impact on your life, most people tend to ignore them. However, in the case of an infected sebaceous cyst, this is not recommended. The application of juice squeezed from a garlic pod is known to be a very potent form of treatment because of its high anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. Besides this the application of tea tree oil is known to have an equally desirable effect on the skin.

answered by A S

How to diagnose sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts are common occurrences that are caused by deposits of the sebaceous glands under the skin. Sacs of cells that cluster together under the skin and fill with keratin become visible when they grow large enough. These cysts are usually harmless and do not cause any irritation to a person, but will draw attention when they become visible. An infection of the sebaceous cyst will manifest in itching, redness or a certain amount of pain that can be felt in the local area. The primary sebaceous cyst symptoms include the occurrence of the lump under the skin, one that is not painful at all. The sebaceous cyst removal procedure is a very simple one, which could even be carried out by placing a warm compress over the cyst, helping the deposits to melt and the cyst to become smaller in size. Steroid injections are another method of removal of a sebaceous cyst, while surgical removal of these cysts is another practice that has been undertaken. Although a large number of people opt for surgical removal of cysts, they must be made aware of the fact that sebaceous cysts have a tendency to recur and can arise again. Certain medications are also of great help in removal of sebaceous cysts.

answered by M W

Home remedies for sebaceous cyst -

  1. Please do hot fromentation on the part intermittently for 5 minutes 2 times daily.
  2. Take 1/2 tsp turmeric and in 1/2 cup cow's milk 2 times daily for 10 days .
  3. Take a remedy in homeopathy called as silicea 200 5 pills one dose morning and night for 2 days then wait and watch for 1 month .

answered by D M K

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