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What are sebaceous cysts?
A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin. You may feel the bumps or lumps under your skin. Keratin is a protein that creates the sac of cells called sebaceous cysts which may have a "pasty" or "cheesy" appearance and a foul odor.
What causes sebaceous cysts?
Sebaceous cysts are caused by blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles, and/or excessive testosterone production.
How are sebaceous cysts treated?
Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents. An infected cyst may require oral antibiotics or other treatment before excision.
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