Home treatment for a lump, such as a
sebaceous (epidermal) cyst, may relieve symptoms but may not make the cyst go
away. A sebaceous cyst is a sac filled with a cheeselike, greasy material
(sebum) caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle. Sebaceous cysts
most often appear on the scalp, ears, face, back, or scrotum. Hormone
stimulation or injury may cause them to enlarge or become infected.
Signs and symptoms include a bump or lump under the skin that is:
To treat a lump that may be caused by infection under the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofNovember 16, 2016
Current as of:
November 16, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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