Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Red inflamed small bumps, with yellow puss coming out of it. Is it sebaceous cysts?

I believe I have a sebaceous cyst . It normally looks flesh colored and small, but last Friday it became inflamed, red, and swollen. I went to ER and they didn t drain it, but put me on Bactrim . My last pill was last evening and the bump is still there, but is a little smaller and looks like its starting to peel. After getting out of the shower, I put some hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip and put it on the bump and some yellow stuff started coming out, but not alot. I have now put some antibiotic ointment on it and not sure if it s healing or if I need to go back to doctor.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  364
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing here.

It seems to be sebaceous cyst only.

At times it get ruptured and becomes infected.

Infection can be covered by antibiotics.

Definite treatment for cyst is drainage so it will be better you consult a doctor.

Hope this will sole your query.

With regards,Dr.Joshi.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor