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  1. A Simple Guide to Sebaceous Cyst, Treatment and Related Diseases (A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions)
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Ode to the Sebaceous Cyst

A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin
It is filled with a cheese-like or oily material which may stink.
Sebaceous cysts may occur anywhere on the body
It occurs most often on the scalp, neck, back and the extremities.

They are twice as common in men as in women
In people with dark skin, the cysts contain melanin pigment
Most sebaceous cysts however are asymptomatical
A smooth round non-painful mobile swelling is typical

Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles
Cysts may become infected and form painful abscesses
Most sebaceous cysts can be removed by surgical enucleation
Non-excisional treatment includes warm compress or steroid injections

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Sebaceous Cyst

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. Treatment of a Sebaceous Cyst

Sebaceous cysts are not dangerous and can usually be ignored.

Placing a warm moist cloth (compress) over the area may help the cyst drain and heal.

Intralesional injection with triamcinolone may hasten the resolution of inflammation.

Oral antibiotics may occasionally be used.

Surgical Care

Sebaceous cysts may be removed via simple excision or incision with removal of the cyst and cyst wall though the surgical defect.

If the entire cyst wall is not removed, the lesion may recur.

Excision with punch biopsy technique may be used if the size of the lesion permits.

Minimal-incision surgery, with reduced scarring, has been reported.

Incision and drainage may be performed if a cyst is inflamed.

Injection of triamcinolone into the tissue surrounding the inflamed cyst results in faster improvement in symptoms.

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Sebaceous cyst

A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material.

The vast majority of sebaceous cysts are of no great consequence but some in certain places are a cause for concern:

Sebaceous cysts are intra-dermal or subcutaneous tumors.

Sebaceous cysts may occur anywhere on the body but occur most often on the face, scalp, neck, back and scrotum.

Sebaceous cysts may be removed via simple excision or incision with removal of the cyst and cyst wall though the surgical defect.

a. Palpate the cyst and surrounding area to confirm its exact location and punctum.

b. Draw an ellipse around the punctum over the cyst with a skin marker.

The longitudinal direction of the ellipse should be in the direction of the natural skin creases.

c. Infiltrate local anesthesia using 2% Lignocaine with adrenaline.

d. Clean with anti septic solution. e.g. Chlorhexadine.

e. Cover the skin around the site of the cyst with sterile drapes.

f. First incise the skin up to the subcutaneous tissues using a scalpel.

g. Identify the plane between the cyst and surrounding subcutaneous tissues
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Kenneth Kee
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