Self Cyst Removal, not self trepanation
December 1, 2005 3:10 AM Subscribe
I have what's been diagnosed as a harmless sebaceous cyst under my hair. Can I cut it open with an Exacto or Stanley knife?
posted by Dag Maggot to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've always had them. Sometimes they pop, leaving a mess of cheesy, incredibly foul-smelling goo in my hair. This one is about the size of a half dollar, and is not going away/ bursting after about 4 years, but is consistently red and painful.
With earlier ones, I've asked about getting them cut out from a doctor, but I do not want to incur the expense, nor have to shave my head, as the doc would want to do. It feels like it's just under the skin.
Do you think I should cut it out with some type of sharp, sterile blade?