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nicola
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:13 pm      Reply with quote
Hi,
Does anyone know how to get rid of these things. I think i got it by leaving salicyic acid on overnight i think i blocked the pore.
I'm really desperate its near the end of my nose and is so prominent. Thinking of maybe having it cut out hopefully from the inside,
Any help would be appreciated.
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:16 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Nicola, I had one under my eye, top of cheek, again in a prominent position. I had to eventually have mine cut out, left a little scar, nothing major, better than the lump that was visible!. Three stitches was I had and they are not so bad now, although its been 8 months since I had it removed. Good luck! Smile
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:18 pm      Reply with quote
I had to google "sebaceous cyst" because I had no idea what a sebaceous cyst was. Wow, they can get quite big. Did it really develop overnight?

I did find a section on treatments of sebaceous cysts during my search. http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/dermatology/a/sebaceouscyst.htm
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Sebaceous cysts most often disapear on their own and are not dangerous. Occasionally, they may become inflamed and tender. Sometimes sebaceous cysts grow large that they may interfere with your everyday life. When this happens, surgical removal in your health care provider's office may be necessary. Small inflamed cysts can often be treated by injection of steroid medications or with antibiotics.

If you don't want to wait for it to disappear on it's own, maybe you could have your doctor try injecting it with meds? Good luck with whatever you decide to try.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:07 am      Reply with quote
Hi, thanks for your comments.
I've had it about 2 or 3 months, at first i thought it was a gnat bite, but after it persisted i knew it was something else, its really depressing me.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:52 pm      Reply with quote
You could try something like Yonka Emulsion Pure (or the CareKate version).

You could also try regularly treating it with a hot compress.

But 2 months is a long time. You might have to see your doctor.
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Hi, yeah tried the hot compresses, been to see the doc, who says the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out, "and no surgeon is going to want to do that, because of the position"
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nicola wrote:
Hi, yeah tried the hot compresses, been to see the doc, who says the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out, "and no surgeon is going to want to do that, because of the position"
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Then I would definitely ask the doctor about getting it injected with steroids.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:14 pm      Reply with quote
Nicola - I just sent you a PM so please check your in-box.

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:11 pm      Reply with quote
Nicola

I had the same thing on my chin, literally it lasted a year Crying or Very sad , My suggestion before you get it injected is to think long and hard about it because it can leave a permanent indent. What worked for me was applying Reversa Glycolic cream EVERY day, even if it really hurt and it took about 2 weeks to clear up. Hope it helps
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nicola wrote:
Hi, yeah tried the hot compresses, been to see the doc, who says the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out, "and no surgeon is going to want to do that, because of the position"
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If you can, you might want to get a second opinion. I'm not a doctor, but that kinda sounds like bs to me. You can pay a dermatologist to inject an ordinary zit with cortisone for purely aesthetic reasons, but no one can possibly do anything about a giant cyst that's been around for 3 months? Pu-leeze Rolling Eyes

Was it your normal physician who told you there's nothing he can do? Maybe a dermatologist would be better? Although, if you can't get medical insurance to cover it, it might be unfeasible (specialists are crazy expensive).
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Hey thanks guys for your comments. I live in the Uk we dont have medical insurance, any cosmetic changes need to be handled privately the docs dont want to know. I did however get him to transfer me to a dermatologist, but the waiting list is at 14 weeks, which feels like a lifetime when the thing is on the end of your nose. Its looking really small "again" today ive blasted it with soo much salicyic acid from the inside which is a sore then it peels and so on. Which gets me thinking its on its way out, but when i leave off the acid it surfaces its ugly head.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:46 pm      Reply with quote
I just looked at some pictures on the net because I also had no idea what that is. One picture had a tiny one near the eye and it almost looked like milia.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:27 pm      Reply with quote
I had one of these on my temple many years ago. My physician referred me to a plastic surgeon. The cyst ended up draining by itself before my appointment with the surgeon.

Try continuing with the hot compresses several times a day. I'd also continue with the salicylic acid. It may not help, but it can't hurt, unless of course your skin happens to be sensitive to it.

I have heard that neem applied as a paste is also good for bringing things to the surface, but I have never tried it myself.

Good luck!
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:39 pm      Reply with quote
I also have 1 on my face. It's been there for 3 months already. The color is gradually fading but it's still a visible mark.

I guess the best way is to let the skin to heal itself because anything may have a side effect , god knows what.
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:23 pm      Reply with quote
Hi,
Its hard to just leave it i look in every mirror i pass probably 30 times a day!
I tried the hot compresses in the beginning but gave up, im hoping that Yonka pure emulsion might work. Fingers crossed
thanks
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:10 am      Reply with quote
Has anyone else around here had a sebaceous cyst? How did yours turn out Nicola?

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Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:38 am      Reply with quote
nicola wrote:
Hi, yeah tried the hot compresses, been to see the doc, who says the only way to get rid of it is to cut it out, "and no surgeon is going to want to do that, because of the position"
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I would see another dr asap. There are treatments for this.

ETA - I now see this a super old post.
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:33 am      Reply with quote
I had one of these on the tip of my nose when I was 19. Huge, painful. Since I was 19, I didn't even think of going to a plastic surgeon but drained it my self. It had (sorry to be gross) soft pus, hard pus, and what I believe to be the culprit - at the bottom of it all - an ingrown hair. After that hair came out, the nose healed right away. By the next day, I could hardly tell that it had been there, and I had looked like Bozo the clown.

I'm not recommending a do-it-yourself, I'm just mentioning another possible cause.

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cysts are really terrible, I get them sometimes. If I pop it, it leaves one kind of scar. If I let it heal on its own, it leaves a different kind of scar.....

I have had a new technique that seems to be helping. I have a small one now, and it is getting smaller.....

My usual routine is Differin at night, DDF 10% glycolic acid 2% salycilic acid gel by day. Sometimes Dermalogica microexfoliant. Facewash varies, I don't have a favorite.

For cysts I am spot treating them at morning and night with DDF sulfur mask, then icing it with an ice cube until the cube is gone, then whatever usual day or night treatment. This has been helping a lot. The last few cysts I did this with never got to the super deep painful stage they sometimes get. They still ache, but stay small and seems to be fading faster..... I start this treatment as soon as I feel the cyst "feeling." They have been staying small enough where it looks like a normal pimple, even though I can feel that its a cyst.
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:59 am      Reply with quote
Hi All,
Its been a while, so I'll update you;

Googled cyst removal, sorry I did now looking back, and decided to go to a beauty clinic in Sept 07, the beautician assured me she had treated lots of cysts. A needle attached to some sort of microcurrent machine was used to pierce the cyst, and as a result I sustained a 2nd degree infected burn.
November 07, the dermatologist thought it could be cancerous, he was unsure because the burn was now covering the cyst which made his diagnosis more difficult;
I had a biopsy in November which came back clear, and the doc said it should be the last of it, but immediately after I could still feel this popping noise when I pushed the lump.
I've been back twice since and the dermatolgist keeps assuring me that the lump is now scar tissue, but I believe the cyst is still there, the skin is still white where the cyst is.
I hate it and I am really self concious.
So if anyone has had any luck removing them, please let me know.
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Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:31 am      Reply with quote
What a nightmare! Shock At different places in the past I had three sebaceous cysts on my face - one on my temple, one above the eye and one on the cheek. I had them all cut out - it does leave a very small scar, sometimes with a tiny little whole in the middle, but it's better than the cyst itself. I also suffer from something called sebaceous hyperplasia, which is these tiny little cysts under the skin all over my face. There's not much that can be done for them but I find salicylic acid does help.

As for your little bugger - I would go see another doctor and get another opinion. If it is possible to have it cut out, I would get that done - good luck! Very Happy

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