Sunday, July 29, 2012

Natural Remedy for Sebaceous Cyst

Sebaceous cysts are benign cysts that originate from the sebaceous glands and grow slowly. Sebaceous cysts contain sebaceous material of follicular origin (the hair follicle is a structure located deep in the skin from which hair grows, and contains glands that secrete sebum to lubricate the hair). Sebaceous cysts usually occur in the scalp, face, back, and scrotum. Their size varies from a few millimeters to large like a ball. If left untreated, a sebaceous cyst can tend to grow slowly to reach large sizes and cause major skin problems.

The diagnosis of sebaceous cysts is very easy, as they are small firm lumps under the skin that are easily noticeable. Sebaceous cysts only cause problems when they get infected. Clogged pores and glands accumulating dirt are the main reasons for sebaceous cyst infection. Redness, pain, pressure, and heat from the skin are the main indicators of a sebaceous cyst getting infected.

When this situation occurs, the best way is to start on a short course of antibiotics, but if the cysts do not improve in two or three days, another option is to do an incision and drainage of the cyst under local anesthesia. This helps in evacuation of all infected fluid from the affected area.

Once the infected fluid has been drained away from the cyst, then it becomes necessary to surgically remove the entire cyst wall. This is achieved through a tiny skin incision which just leaves a small scar on the skin and this scar gets away within a few days. The most important thing to remember before doing this excision is to completely remove the infection.

But natural treatment is the best way to get rid of sebaceous cyst. Here aloe vera plays a vital role removing infection from the affected area and healing the cyst in its entirety. Another natural remedy for sebaceous cyst is turmeric powder mixed with mustard oil. Now read this procedure on how to treat sebaceous cyst with turmeric and mustard oil.

Turmeric and Mustard Oil Topical Herbal Remedy for Skin Infections

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