Cysts are common on the skin and can appear anywhere. They feel like large peas under the surface of the skin. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (oil glands), or around foreign bodies, such as earrings. Skin cysts are usually, slow-growing, painless and smooth to the touch when they are rolled under the skin
Cysts usually do not cause pain, but left untreated they can become quite painful from infection or inflammation. Most cysts do not disappear on their own without treatment. Some cysts may need to be drained to relieve symptoms. That involves piercing the cyst with a scalpel and draining it. That doesn’t cure the cyst, however. Some inflamed cysts can be treated with an injection of cortisone medication to cause it to shrink. Cysts that do not respond to other treatments or reoccur can be removed surgically.
The dermatologists at DermPartners will evaluate your condition and recommend the correct treatment for you. Call us and arrange an appointment
21020 State Road 7
Boca Raton FL
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