Sebaceous Cyst Directory
A sebaceous cyst is a small, closed sac under the skin that contains oily or cheesy material. The cyst forms a smooth, firm bump or lump, most often on the face, scalp, neck, or middle of the body. A sebaceous cyst may occur if you have a blocked sweat gland or hair follicle. A sebaceous cyst that forms in the top layer of skin cells is called an epidermal cyst. If the cyst sac forms from hair follicle cells, it is called a pilar cyst. Having acne increases your risk for developing a sebaceous cyst. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how sebaceous cyst develops, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Are Epidermoid and Sebaceous Cysts?
WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of epidermoid cysts, small, painless lumps under the skin that may become infected.
Cysts, Lumps, Bumps, and Your Skin
There are a number of skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear. This article covers some of the most common ones.
Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin-Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Swollen Glands and Other Lumps Under the Skin.
Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin-Home Treatment
The following home treatment measures may help you treat a painful lump or swollen gland.