What do you know about sebaceous cysts?
January 30, 2005 9:15 PM Subscribe
Anyone know anything about sebaceous cysts?
posted by GriffX to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
Warning in advance - this may be a bit gross. I get these fairly often, and usually by nature of leaving them alone they go away. I have one on my (shall we say) upper thigh, that is being irritated by the motion of walking, and is getting larger. It's not painful or dangerous to have, just unsightly. I've had one removed from my eyebrow, and from the area where one of my sideburns grows, and all the doctor ended up doing was cutting it open and sqeezing really hard. It hurt like hell, but they didn't come back.
I'd like to get rid of this one without having to involve a professional, seeing as how I'm without medical insurance right now. I'm not squeamish or pain-averse, but also don't want to accidentally harm myself. Anyone have any thoughts, theories, or words of advice?