Sebaceous cysts are sac cysts or bumps that typically occur just underneath the skin. These cysts often come about due to the blocking of the sebaceous gland by a protein called keratin, which occurs naturally in the body. Thankfully there are a number of different sebaceous cyst home treatment methods that can help analyze the situation also provide methods of coping and healing. In most cases, sebaceous cysts contain an odorous pasty substance, and they may occur anywhere in the body with the exception of the soles of the feet and the palms.
Many of the smaller sebaceous cysts you will encounter tend to disappear on their own even without any form of treatment. While more severe cases will require the use of corticosteroids and/or antibiotics in order to prevent inflammation and infection, minor cases will respond favorably to simple sebaceous cyst home treatment procedures. Your first course of action should be to apply a warm compress directly on the affected area. Alternately, you may also use a heating pad, and like the warm compress, apply it to the affected area for several minutes. The heat from the warm compress or heating pad will serve to soften the hardened sebum content of the cyst, causing it to be more readily absorbed by the body. As a result, cyst will shrink and eventually heal without further treatment necessary and leave minimal scarring on the affected area.
An important part of the method of home treatment is proper hygiene. It is always beneficial to keep the skin clean at all times, but this is particularly important when dealing with sebaceous cysts. For this purpose, you may opt to use an antibacterial soap as part of your everyday skin care regimen. Essentially, good hygiene is the key to preventing the formation of these sebaceous cysts. Keeping the body clean and away from any infections and similar dirty items through daily showers involving antibacterial soap will help to prevent a buildup of bacteria in the affected areas. There are also a number of oral antibiotics that can be taken to allow the body to produce its own chemicals to help fight back the cysts and assist in a prompt recovery and decrease in the symptoms associated.
Diligence is the key to preventing and also aiding in the healing process of these cysts and any further problems can be fixed. Tea tree oil can also be an effective sebaceous cyst home treatment remedy. This oil has known antiseptic properties, and it can help drain the cyst, and therefore hasten the healing process. You may also get similarly favorable results by substituting orange oil for tea tree oil. Whilst not a home treatment, surgical excision of the sebaceous cyst is a relatively simple procedure that completely removes the sac, though it is only recommended if completely necessary. The use of home treatments is already enough to facilitate health and recovery in a speedy process and the use of a surgeon is purely for any additional long recurring problems.