Inflamed or infected epidermoid cyst can be painful and annoying and may hurt when touched. In such inflamed conditions, the best treatment is its surgical removal so that there is no recurrence. Popping, pinching or squeezing may rupture the lesion and release foul smelling cheesy substance. Unlike acne or pimple, the release of its contents will not resolve the cyst. The capsule like structure lined with squamous epithelium layer will persist giving rise to fresh growth when it is blocked. The capsule's lining of epidermal origin requires complete removal to cure the condition.
Epidermoid cyst treatmentTreatment options available are, injecting the lesion with anti inflammatory medicine, incising and draining, vaporizing the cyst with laser or minor surgery.
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Epidermoid cyst removalSurgical removal of the benign lesion can be performed under sedation and local anaesthesia.
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