Skin cystOverview


A skin cyst is a lump under the skin caused by a build-up of fluid.


A skin cyst looks like a round lump just under the skin. They can range in size from smaller than a pea to a few centimetres wide.


Most cysts can be left alone. You can use a warm flannel to help it shrink. If the cyst is infected, you may need antibiotics.

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