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Child has red mark on head. Diagnosed as sebaceous cyst. Tender and itchy

i have taken my now 2 year old daughter to many specialsts over the past 18 months trying to find out what the mark on her head is, i have been told it is a sebaceous cyst and others have told me it is not one?? i am so confused? the last specialist told me it is and i need to get it cut out as its dormant and could turn cancerous. what do i do? the mark is red it sometimes looks more red than others, it gets yellow pimples in it so it seems active i dont think its itchy she never scratches it. but it is tender and she does not like it being touched. please help me i have loaded a picture i dont want to have anyone operate on her unnecessarily but i dont want to wait and have it be cancerous and i have to live with that kind of guilt and regret. please please please help me :(
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Though i don't doubt the diagnosis made by your doctor as he would be in a better position to assess the condition of your child than me, But Still I would like to say.

"True" sebaceous cysts are relatively rare and are known as steatocystomas,
Symptoms: Skin redness, Tender or sore skin, Warm skin in the affected area.

You should get her evaluated once for her complaint to get her examined physically by a Dermatologist.(Diagnosis purpose)

If you are worried about cancer etc you can go for a biopsy to rule out other conditions.

I would advise: If it is Sebaceous cysts
1.Sebaceous cysts are not dangerous and can usually be ignored.
2.Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove.

Home Remedies: If it is sebaceous cysts
1.Another method of treatment involves placement of a heating pad directly on the cyst for about fifteen minutes, twice daily, for about 10 days (depending on size and location of the cyst) to promote drainage
2.Apple cider vinegar, Potassium Iodide, Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)- Basically, the DMSO carries Iodide into the skin, and the iodide itself eats up fatty material like the cyst.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Regards; Dr Sagar Mhatre

Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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