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How long does it take for a small sebaceous cyst to heal

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How long does it take for a small sebaceous cyst to heal?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Where do you have the cyst?

How large?

When did you notice it?

Did you see doctor?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

It is on my breast. It was the size of a large pimple. Almost 3 weeks ago. I saw a doctor about a week ago. She told me that she thought it was a healing pimple and it was on the top of the skin.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

When it is small you can apply warm moist compress.

It will help to drain & heal.

In some cases there can be infection & will need antibiotics,

Other treatments options include surgical excision, corticosteroid injection, laser etc.

But as it is small & healing, it is likely to heal with warm moist compress.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Regards.
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