What is it?
Sebaceous cysts are noncancerous lumps that slowly grows beneath the skin and are often filled with cheese-like material. They are usually painless. However when infected, sebaceous cysts are inflamed causing pain and redness over the affected area.
What are the symptoms?
Infected sebaceous cysts are often red and tender lumps with possible whitish appearance. They can occur in any part of the body.
What to expect?
In addition to treatment by your doctor you can try the following things:
- Painkillers such as acetaminophen might help in relieving pain.
- Apply warm compress over the affected area.
- Do not try to squeeze the cyst yourself.
- Do not cover the infected lump with cosmetics.