The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Cyst

There are times when the lumps and bumps under our skin can be hard to identify. A visible lump under the skin could lead to a wide range of different diagnoses including acne, a boil, milia, a tumor, or a cyst. If you're worried about the unidentifiable lump, or it's causing you pain, consider making an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist to identify what it is and how best to treat it. If you're certain the bump is a cyst, then know that it doesn't have to be permanent and can be treated.

Before you attempt any extraction process, you might want to find out a little more about cysts in general. According to Healthline, a cyst is an accumulation of membranous tissue that can be filled with air, fluid, or other substances, and most are noncancerous. In addition, you might be curious to identify what type of cyst you have, as it may give you a clue as to why it appeared in the first place and the best way to remove it.

You can treat a cyst yourself or with medical assistance

There are several ways to get rid of your cyst. WebMD suggests a variety of treatment methods such as pressing a warm and moist washcloth over the area to help it drain. You can also see your doctor to medically drain or aspirate it. Your doctor might choose to inject the cyst with medicine to reduce swelling or remove it with laser treatment or minor surgery. However, take note that once you have treated your cyst, there is a likelihood that it could return — especially if you got rid of it on your own. If your cyst is painless or doesn't bother you, you may choose to not do anything at all. And on some occasions, a cyst will go away on its own.

Treatment of a cyst may be done at home or require medical assistance. Whichever method you choose, Medical News Today shares that it is important to keep the skin around your cyst clean to prevent an infection. And when you are mindfully draining a cyst or if it happens unexpectedly, make sure you tend to it with clean hands to keep bacteria from spreading.