Sebaceous Cyst : Skin And Skin

907 WordsSep 10, 20154 Pages
Sebaceous cyst is believed to be a non cancerous, it is a small bump beneath the skin, slowly growing and often painless. Sebaceous cyst is also known as Epidermoid Cyst, but the difference between them two are, sebaceous cyst is less common. They arise from the glands that secrete only matter that lubricates hair and skin. Most common cyst areas are the face, neck, scalp, ears, upper arms and trunk. Cyst can appear anywhere on the skin of the body except the hands and sole of the feet. Symptoms and signs include small, round bump under the skin. A tiny blackhead plugging the central opening of the cyst, thick, yellow, foul swelling material that sometimes drains from the cyst. Redness, selling and tenderness in the area is inflamed or infected. When inflamed the cyst can become tender and swollen, even when it’s not infected. Inflamed cyst can be difficult to remove and can be painful. Ruptured cyst often leads to boiled like infection. Infected cyst can become an abscess. The cause of the cyst can be by a block sebaceous gland, swollen hair follicles, high testosterone, use of androgenic anabolic steroids and bad body hygiene. This can also be caused by hereditary including Gardner’s syndrome and basal nevus syndrome. The sebaceous gland produces oil also called sebum that coats the hair and skin. Cyst can develop in the gland or it’s duct, passage where oil is able to leave, become damaged or blocked. Usually occurs due to trauma in the area. Trauma can

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