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Top 20 Skin Conditions – Number 11

Epidermal Cyst

An epidermal cyst, often referred to as a sebaceous cyst, is a benign cyst located under the skin.  These closed sacks under the skin can form skin trauma, infected hair follicles, or a blocked pore near a body piercing.

They are normally painless but if infected, can become inflamed, red and tender to the touch.

These cysts can be removed surgically in a quick and simple procedure.  Once a cyst is removed, it will not reoccur unless a person possess a predisposition for cyst formation.  A non-surgical option can be found in the form of steroid injections performed at the location of the cyst.

For more information on epidermal cysts or to request an appointment to have an area evaluated, please contact our office here.

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