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Hardened pimple on the leg. Treatment?

Hi I'm just looking for advice I had a biggish pimple on my leg about 4 years ago it had a white head so as you do I decided to pop it after all this time I actually have a brownish large risen lump where it was whats really hard feels like a stone iv never been to see my doctor as never thought this was serious butt now I'm starting to worry a little what is this ? Helpp
Asked On : Sun, 19 May 2013
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Hi,
It seems that you are having sebaceous cyst, also known as epidermoid cyst.

Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted.

The main symptom is usually a small, non-painful lump beneath the skin.

If the lump becomes infected or inflammed, other symptoms may include:

Skin redness
Tender or sore skin
Warm skin in the affected area
Grayish-white, cheesy, foul-smelling material may drain from the cyst.

Treatment....

#If, there is infection, take ashort course of antibiotics and anti inflammatory drugs.

#Epidermoid cysts are asymptomatic, dome-shaped lesions.

#The minimal excision technique for epidermoid cyst removal is less invasive than complete surgical excision and does not require suture closure.
Do not worry , this is OPD procedure done under local anasthesia.


I hope you got my answer..

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD,DVD
Answered: Sun, 19 May 2013
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