Sebaceous cysts are common non cancerous cysts of the skin which grow slowly under the skin and is easily movable. The primary symptom of a sebaceous cyst is a bump that can occur on any part of the body and the cyst may contain liquid or semiliquid material. Although the cysts are not life threatening but may become uncomfortable if the size grows much. The sebaceous cyst may be epidermoid (originating from the skin) or pilar cyst (originating from the hair follicles). Sebaceous cysts can be found anywhere in the body except for palms and soles. The usual size of a sebaceous cyst varies from 1cm to 5cm.
Sebaceous cyst has no relation with age, race and ethnicity. risk factors for sebaceous cyst includes:
Complications of sebaceous cysts are:
Sebaceous cyst originate from the sebaceous glands. The glands secrete the oily matter (sebum) that helps to lubricate the skin and the hair. When these glands are obstructed then secretions are accumulated inside producing sebaceous cysts. Sebaceous cysts can also arise from hair follicles also.
Visual examination is enough to diagnosis of sebaceous cyst. Further investigations can confirm the diagnosis.
Conventional treatment for Sebaceous cyst include surgery, antibiotic ointment, minimal excision,laser with punch biopsy excision but these treatments are not permanent as they can regrow and come back in more fierce form. Thus homeopathic treatment is best treatment for Sebaceous cyst.
There are medicines like agaricus, baryta carb, benzoic acid, calcarea carb, calcarea fluor, graphities, hepar sulph, lycopodium, silica, thuja etc which can remove the Sebaceous cyst completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure Sebaceous cyst.