I was concerned because I have noticed that there are small dry patches of skin on my mons pubis, and today there was a bit of pus coming out of one of them. I don't have any weird discharge or smells. They were a bit flaky, but not so much anymore. They are also a bit swollen and raised. I can't go to a doctor because I don't have insurance yet. Any ideas on what it is and how to cure it?
Here is your answer: An sebaceous cyst, is a sac beneath the outer layer of the skin that is filled with a cheeselike, greasy material (sebum). These cysts most often appear on the scalp, ears, face, back, or scrotum and are caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle.
Signs and symptoms include a bump or lump under the skin that is:
Firm and easily moveable.
Yellow, white, or flesh-colored. It can turn bright red if injured, inflamed, or infected.
Painless (but can be painful if injured or infected).
Between 1 cm to 4 cm in diameter, although hormone stimulation or injury may cause a cyst to become larger.
Medical treatment is usually not needed if the cyst does not cause symptoms. A cyst can be removed if its appearance causes embarrassment or if it becomes injured or infected. If the cyst is infected, antibiotics may be used.