Sebaceous cyst is the result when the sebum produced by sebaceous glands is blocked inside a pore. It is typically harmless but can cause minor discomfort and pain. It could also be unsightly especially if the cyst appears on the face or neck areas. To draw the trapped sebum out, you can do the sebaceous cyst squeeze, but you should do it properly to avoid permanent scarring and prevent the bacteria from spreading and infecting other clean pores.
Proper Squeezing of Sebaceous Cyst
To do proper cyst squeeze, follow these simple steps:
- Before checking the affected are, make sure that your hands are clean and you have properly washed them with antibacterial soap.
- Wash the affected area with warm water germicidal or antibacterial soap. The warm water will initially open the pore and soften the hardened oil or sebum inside.
- After washing the infected area, steam it to make the pores open wider and allow the natural draining of sebum. You can also use hot compress on the area or you can also open the pore naturally by taking a hot bath or warm shower. You need to be sure that your pores are already open before attempting to cyst squeeze them to avoid pain and scarring.
- Wipe the cyst with a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol.
- Once the pore of your cyst is open, wrap your two index fingers with a clean tissue paper and press them against the cyst to help the pus find its way out.
- Check if the cyst is emptied thoroughly then cleanse the area with cotton soaked in hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol.
- Get an ice cube and apply it on the affected area to close the pore.