Sebaceous cyst

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What is sebaceous cyst?

A sebaceous cyst is a non-painful lump beneath the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Warm compresses applied to the site may help drain and heal the cyst.

Common symptoms reported by people with sebaceous cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with sebaceous cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Retin-A)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
sebaceous cyst (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with sebaceous cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sebaceous cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness high feeling
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
gastroesophageal reflux disease upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation suicidal thoughts or urges 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Retin-A)
Perceived effectiveness
for sebaceous cyst (1 evaluation)
Side effects
skin peeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
sebaceous cyst (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches skin rash 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sebaceous cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sebaceous cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 7
40s 16
50s 14
60s 8
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from sebaceous cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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