Re: sebaceous cysts
Sebaceous cysts are just that, cysts.
"A sebaceous cyst is a catch-all term for a harmless growth that occurs under the skin and tends to be smooth to the touch. Ranging in size,sebaceous cysts are usually found on the scalp, nape of the neck, face, ears, and the genitals.
Sebaceous glands are numerous in these areas, secreting an oil (sebum) that lubricates the skin. Cysts form when the release of sebum, a medium-thick fluid, is blocked.
Unless they become infected and painful or large, sebaceous cysts don't require medical attention or treatment, and usually go away on their own. However, if they are tender to the touch they could be engorged with sebum or infected.
If this happens, antibiotics may be prescribed, or surgical incision and drainage may be needed for pain relief. Excision of the cyst and the surrounding sac may be done to prevent recurrence. However, sebaceous cysts may disappear spontaneously, or remain in place without causing any problems."
Sebaceous cysts develop in lots of people making it very common! According to research cysts can be a result of wearing tight or spandex clothing, poor hygene, or even exposure to oils. Don't worry, some women get them as often as every few weeks. Try not to pop them, it will only infect them and make them infected. Usually, if left alone, cysts will go away all on their own.