10 facts about Epidermoid cysts you may never find on the internet

​Hello FAM, happy new month. I can bet that 50% of readers reading this post may not have a clue as to what Episermoid cysts are, even my mobile device didn’t have a clue when I typed it in. Surprising right? Well that’s what I’m here for, to impact #medicalsense so let’s ride..

1) Epidermoid cysts are noncancerous small bumps beneath the skin and can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk.

2). They are Slow growing, often painless and  rarely cause problems or need treatment.

3) Epidermoid cysts are small and round bumps under the skin with a tiny blackhead plugging the central opening of the cyst. It contains A thick, yellow, foul-smelling material that sometimes drains from it

4) Most epidermoid cysts form when the protective layer of cells over the surface of your skin (epidermis) move deeper into your skin and multiply rather than slough off. The epidermal cells form the walls of the cyst and then secrete the protein keratin into the interior. This abnormal growth of cells may be due to a damaged hair follicle or oil gland in your skin.

5) Many people refer to epidermoid cysts as sebaceous cysts, but they’re different. True sebaceous cysts are less common. They arise from the glands that secrete oily matter that lubricates hair and skin (sebaceous glands).

6) Factors that make one susceptible to developing Epidermoid cysts are

A..Being past puberty

B..Having a history of acne

C..Having certain rare genetic disorders

D..Injury to the skin


7) You will need to contact your doctor if the Epidermoid cyst

a..become red, swollen and painful as this is a sign that it is infected

b..Grows rapidly

c..Ruptures or becomes painful or infected

d..Occurs in a spot that’s constantly irritated

e..Bothers you for cosmetic reasons


8) There are several treatment modalities for managing Epidermoid cysts

A..Injection. This treatment involves injecting the cyst with a medicine that reduces swelling and inflammation.

B..Incision and drainage. With this method, your doctor makes a small cut in the cyst and gently squeezes out the contents. This is a fairly quick and easy method, but cysts often recur after this treatment.

C..Minor surgery. Your doctor can remove the entire cyst. You may need to return to the doctor’s office to have stitches removed. Minor surgery is safe and effective and usually prevents cysts from recurring.

D..Lasers. This method involves using a carbon dioxide laser to vaporize the cyst. It results in minimal scarring.


9) If your cyst is inflamed, your doctor may delay the surgery so as afford the wound from getting infected

10) Apple cider vinegar, honey, milk and castor oil are natural remedies for uncomplicated Epidermoid cysts but if symptoms persist and becoen complicated, you know what to do…consult your doctor

Okay…so I may have exaggerated a little when I say you can’t find this info on the internet but that’s why you love me ain’t it…

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