Treatment For Vaginal Sebaceous Cyst

By Patricia | March 19, 2010

There is bump inside the lip of my vagina, how to remove it?

Small bumps or lumps that develop on the vagina are known as sebaceous cysts. These cysts are filled with the protein keratin which tends to have an unpleasant odor. Sebaceous cysts usually occur on the torso, neck and face areas, however at times they can also grow on the vagina and other parts of the genital region. This condition is different from genital herpes in which blister-like crusty sores develop. Sebaceous cysts develop due to blocked hair follicles or damage to the skin.

Treatment For Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous cysts grow slowly and appear as small bumps that move freely beneath the skin. They usually do not cause any pain as they develop. One must however refrain from picking at the bumps or squeezing the content from it as this can lead to infection, swelling and tenderness. In case infection occurs, the area is likely to become red and warm. Tenderness is usually experienced and there may be a whitish discharge from the bump. Sebaceous cysts are most likely to subside on their own and are generally not harmful. In some cases, however the cysts may grow in size, thereby causing discomfort. Large cysts may require surgical removal. Smaller cysts that develop inflammation and infection can be treated through antibiotics or steroid medication.

Proper hygiene is important in order to keep the vagina area clean and free from infection. It is advisable to wear undergarments made of cotton and to wash and change them regularly. The pain and tenderness arising from sebaceous cysts may be alleviated by placing a heating pad on the area for a few minutes. You can also place a warm damp wash cloth over the bump. This will encourage them to rupture by themselves, allowing for healing to take place. A strong immune system is also vital in fighting infection and a healthy diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits must be incorporated into your lifestyle. Essential oils are known to be beneficial in treating skin infections. Essential oils such as that of juniper, lemon, fennel, cypress and grapefruit may be used to treat sebaceous cysts. An effective herbal mixture can be prepared by combining four drops each of cypress, grapefruit and juniper oils. Then add about six drops of essential oil of laurel and mix with 30 milliliters of sunflower oil. This may then be applied to the affected area to promote healing. However, it is important to test the oils on the skin to check for allergic reactions. Advice from your doctor would go a long way in knowing the gravity of the situation and treating it accordingly

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