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5 Ways to Treat a Skin Cyst

5 Ways to Treat a Skin Cyst

There are times when one will experience a skin cyst. A cyst is a closed sac-like structure that is not a normal part of the tissue where it is located. Cysts can occur at any part of the body, at any time and come in different sizes. Cysts can be caused by infections, tumors and chronic inflammatory conditions. The most common areas that cysts appear on are the scalp, ears, face, back, or scrotum. A cyst is not only at times painsful but unsightly. If you are thinking of getting rid of a cyst, there are natural ways to do it. Below are the 5 ways to treat a lump that may be caused by infection under the skin.

1. Do not squeeze, scratch, drain, open , or puncture the lump as this could cause infections and exacerbate the cyst.
2. Keep the area clean by washing the lump.
3. Apply warm, wet washcloths to the lump for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. This will help soothe the lump, increase blood circulation to the area, and speed healing.
4.If the lump begins to drain pus, apply a bandage to keep the draining material from spreading.

5. Get antibiotics to help prevent further infections.

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