What are sebaceous cysts?
Sebaceous cysts are harmless, slow-growing bumps under the skin, often appearing on the scalp, face, ears, back, or groin area. The cysts usually contain dead skin and other skin particles.
Treatment for sebaceous cysts:
Warm moist compresses placed over the cysts may help them drain and heal. Sebaceous cysts can usually be treated by a physician by puncturing the top and removing its contents.
However, large cysts may reappear and may have to be surgically removed. If a cyst becomes swollen, tender, large, or infected, treatment may include administering antibiotics and then surgically removing the cyst.