What are Cysts?
Cysts are a common skin condition and can appear anywhere on the body. Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material.
What causes Cysts?
Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (oil glands), or around foreign bodies, such as earrings. They are typically painless, however, they can become painful if they become infected or inflamed.
How can I treat Cysts?
Unfortunately, most cysts do not go away on their own. They may require one or more treatments to shrink the cyst or remove it completely. Some cysts may need to be drained to relieve pain, while others can be treated with a steroid injection to shrink it. If the cyst does not respond to treatment, it may need to be surgically removed if it causing problems or is cosmetically unpleasant.