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Skin Cysts

in Fargo, North Dakota

There are many different types of cysts that can appear on the skin, and for many different reasons. Sometimes, these can be harmless and only affect your appearance and comfort. Other times, they can have a greater affect on your skin’s health. Either way, Dr. Ness can offer the right treatment options for you.

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What is a Skin Cyst?

Cysts on the skin are a type of noncancerous lump or pocket filled with pus, fluid, and other material. Cysts can appear as small bumps or larger lumps, depending on how they grow and where they are on the skin. Typically, they are painless and harmless, but can cause problems if they are:

  • Large
  • Infected
  • Growing in a Sensitive Area
  • Causing pain or draining

What Causes Skin Cysts?

Cysts are very common and can be caused by a number of reasons. The main reasons that cysts appear are due to an infection, clogging of sebaceous glands, or around foreign bodies. Most of the time cysts are harmless and painful, but there are many types of cysts.

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How are Cysts Treated?

If you are experiencing a cyst, then seeing your dermatologist should be your next step. Though cysts do sometimes go away on their own, it’s rare, and an untreated cyst or growth can be dangerous to your health. Dr. Ness is extremely skilled in treating different cysts that appear. There are a few different types of treatments for skin cysts, including:

  • Lancing, piercing the cyst with a sharp object and draining it
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgical removal

Skin Cyst Maintenance

Because the causes of skin cysts are so varied, so are the preventative methods. Many types of cysts can be prevented by good hygiene and effective skincare that prevents buildup in the pores and follicles of the skin. The best way to treat skin cysts is to see your dermatologist as soon as you notice signs of development.

Schedule a Consultation

Skin cysts can be painful, unsightly, and difficult to treat. It’s important to see your dermatologist for effective treatment, and Dr. Ness can discuss your options during a consultation at our Fargo office. To schedule a consultation, contact us by calling or booking online.



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