Skin cysts are very common and may run in families. They typically affect the trunk and/or head and neck. They can become inflamed and may become tender and painful.
If they become repeatedly inflamed then surgery should be considered to relieve symptoms.
- Firm round pale lesions beneath the skin
- They often have a central ‘black pore’ called a punctum
- Commonly occur on the scalp
- May become swollen and tender if traumatised.
- Antibiotics and steriod injection to reduce active inflamation
- Cyst excision under local anaestetic