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Other Names : Pilar Cyst, Epidermoid Cyst
Sebaceous cysts are sacs just beneath the skin that are filled with an oily, white, semisolid material called sebum. If the sebum becomes infected, the cyst will be red and painful. Sebaceous cysts are commonly seen on the scalp, labia, scrotum, chest, and back, but can be found anywhere on the body.
Development of Cysts
Sebaceous cysts tend to develop in teenagers because of an interaction among hormones, sebum, and bacteria. During puberty, the glands in the skin produce excessive sebum. In skin that is prone to acne, the sebum and dead skin cells clog the hair follicles and form comedones, or clogged pores. A comedone may break through the pore wall underneath the skin and release its contents. This causes a pimple or pustule. If this substance is released deep into the skin it will cause a sebaceous cyst.
Signs and Symptoms of Cysts
A sebaceous cyst is a dome-shaped lump with a smooth surface. It typically measures 1 to 5 centimeters. The cyst is usually white or the same color as the skin. These cysts can become irritated by clothes rubbing against them or by shaving. They may become bright red, swollen, and painful if infected.
Causes and Risks
There is no known cause for sebaceous cysts. Acne, which leads to sebaceous cysts in some individuals, is caused by four factors:
- hormones, particularly the hormone called androgen
- increased production of sebum, the oily substance within the hair follicles
- changes in the lining of the hair follicles
- bacteria and other organisms, which cause infections and inflammation when they are trapped within the hair follicles
Virtually every adolescent experiences some comedones, or clogged pores. Generally, acne starts around the age of 10 to 13 years and lasts 5 to 10 years. Around the age of 14 or 15 years, approximately 40% of adolescents have acne that is serious enough to require a visit a healthcare provider. Acne happens in both male and female adolescents, but males are more likely to have a severe form of acne. Some people develop acne for the first time as an adult.
Certain forms of acne tend to run in families. If an adolescent's parents or older siblings have severe acne, the adolescent has a higher risk of developing severe acne. Acne is more common in Caucasian Americans than in African Americans or people of Asian descent.
Risk factors that increase an individual's risk for development or worsening of acne include the following:
- makeup and skin care products, which can clog the hair follicles
- menstrual cycles, which make acne flare-ups more likely in women when their glands are more sensitive to the hormone androgen
- airborne grease, such as in a fast food restaurant
- routine exposure to products such as motor oil, such as in an automotive shop
- rubbing and friction of the skin by hair, clothing, or sporting equipment
Prevention of Cysts
There are no known measures to prevent sebaceous cysts. Acne, which may be a precursor to cysts, can be minimized by taking the following steps:
- Wash the face twice a day with a mild soap, and pat it dry.
- Avoid picking, squeezing, or popping comedones, pimples, pustules, and cysts. This type of manipulation actually makes the acne worse.
- Select skin care products, such as makeup, foundations, moisturizers, and creams, that are labeled noncomedogenic. This means they don't clog pores.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to oil and grease in settings such as fast food restaurants and automotive shops.
- Avoid unnecessary friction from hair, clothing, or sporting equipment.
Treatments for Cysts
In most cases, no treatment is needed for sebaceous cysts. The cysts are usually small and are not bothersome at all. Sebaceous cysts may disappear on their own. Or they may remain in the same place at the same size without causing any problems.
Some cysts are annoying because they rub against clothing. They may be unsightly or may become infected. In these cases they may need to be drained with a small incision. Larger cysts may be removed entirely. The cyst and the sac around it are removed to prevent recurrence.
Oral antibiotics, such as cloxacillin or erythromycin, may be given as part of the treatment for an infected cyst.
Antibiotics can cause rash, stomach upset, or allergic reactions. Surgery to remove a cyst can cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia. There are few complications from sebaceous cysts. An untreated cyst can cause a skin abscess, or infection in the underlying soft tissue. Cysts do tend to recur, even when the sac has been removed. If even a small portion of the sac is left, the cyst can recur.
Sebaceous cysts can be monitored by watching the size of the cyst and noting any redness or swelling that may indicate infection. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.
Long-Term Effects of Cysts
In most people, sebaceous cysts are benign and cause no problems. But in some people, the cysts can become infected or can rupture, causing swelling and pain. Sebaceous cysts are not contagious and pose no risk to others.
Other Names : Bartholin Duct Cyst, Bartholin Gland Cyst
The Bartholin glands are located on both sides of the vaginal opening. They secrete fluids that help lubricate the vagina. If the glands are blocked for any reason, a round swelling called a cyst may develop.
Cause of Bartholin Cysts
The Bartholin gland ducts drain the fluid made by the glands. These ducts may become blocked due to infection or chronic inflammation. When a duct is blocked, the gland fills with fluid. This forms a cyst. The cyst can grow from very small to the size of a golf ball. Occasionally, the cyst itself may become infected, and a pocket of pus, called an abscess, develops.
Signs and Symptoms of Bartholin Cysts
The main symptom of this condition is a painless lump on one side of the vaginal opening. In some cases, discomfort while walking, sitting, or having sex may occur. If an abscess forms, the lump may become swollen, red, warm, and tender.
Causes and Risks of Bartholin Cysts The main causes of this condition include:
- previous or current infection in the vagina
- previous surgery or injury in the vaginal area
- cancer, but this is rare and usually only occurs in women over age 40
In many cases, the cause is unknown. Several different bacteria may cause a Bartholin abscess.
Long-term effects of Bartholin Cysts
A Bartholin Cyst doesn't normally cause any long-term effects and often causes no symptoms. If a Bartholin abscess develops and goes untreated, it can lead to a serious infection of the bloodstream known as sepsis. If cancer is the cause of this condition, death may occur if the condition goes untreated for too long. There are no risks to others since this condition is not catching.
Prevent of Bartholin Cysts
It is hard to prevent this condition. Practicing safe sex can help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, which sometimes lead to this condition. Using good personal hygiene can help to prevent an abscess. After having a bowel movement, a woman should always wipe from the front to the back to prevent bacteria that live in the bowels from getting into the vagina.
I just wanted to give you a quick testimonial. I have systemic Candida and ovarian cysts. I've been using Colloidal Silver for a week now, and am already having Candida-die off! Of course, the die-off isn't pleasant, but I know an end is in sight. My Candida is so stubborn that I'm surprised how quickly the yeast is dying. As for my cysts, I was in terrible pain the beginning of this week. Yesterday, I took Colloidal Silver (1tsp) every hour, and the pain is gone! I mean, I was rolling in agony 2 days ago, and I only have the faintest ache now.
This stuff is really great.
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Hello, I saw all the different testimonies about colloidal silver and I had to write and tell everyone about mine.
About two and a half years ago I discovered a lump on my left testicle and got nervous thinking that it was cancer so I went to the doctor and got it checked out and he said it was a cyst and not to worry about it (I had an ultrasound done and it confirmed that it wasn't cancer) he said if it starts to hurt or if there is any change to come back. Well it started to hurt one day and it started to get really bad.
For three months I went from one doctor to the next and they had no answers for me. They gave me prescriptions for pain pills, and for any man who's been kicked in the groin they know how I felt because it felt like that always.
I started going to a pain clinic and missed much work (my job required much physical work and ten hours of standing working on an assembly line).
One doctor even had the bright idea of putting a needle in my testicle and giving me a shot of cortizone.
That was not a pleasant ordeal and I had several cortizone shots in the base of my spine which also sucked royally (the doctors didn't care though I had good insurance and they were making lots of money off of me) (not to mention turning me into an addict with all the pain pills).
Anyways, to make a long painful story short, I discovered colloidal silver and within hours i noticed relief and the next morning I was pain free for the first time in 8 months.
I told my doctor who is the chief urologist at a major university hospital and he was amazed at how this simple natural product had helped me so much.
I told him to tell all of his patients about it and I hope he has because it saved my life.
Now I should give credit where credit is due because if I hadn't quit drinking alcohol and quit taking pain pills and doing drugs and prayed to God I probably never would have found this miracle that surely saved my life.
Yes, I thank God almighty for giving me this wonderful, natural remedy and I tell everyone to take it for just about any ailment that they have.
Thank you and God bless everyone
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I have suffered from interstitial cystitis for almost 9 years and nothing I have tried has ever helped me until now. My niece also has I.C. and told me how the colloidal silver has helped her, even allowing her to eat fruit and drink coffee. I was skeptical but tried it and have been able to sleep for 6hrs. at a time, something that I'm rarely able to do. You can imagine how elated I am only a week after going on the silver.
I just have to write you and let you know how well CS and Gold has helped me and my friend who just turned 84, and a
very energetic, person who is a avid back packer and fly fisher man, He has had three bouts of pancreatic attacks, been in the hospital the first time for 19 days and twice since. The last attack, when he was in the hospital, he was told he had a 5cent sudocyst on his pranceas, he was very
sick, I had already tried CS myself for various things and I asked him to try it, using CS twice a day, the cyst disappeared and hopefully he won't have another attack.
Thank you so much for finding me.
Marian, Sal. Ca.
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Dear Utopia Silver,
I'm writing to offer another testimonial on the miraculous healing properties of colloidal silver. I have suffered from sinusitis for the past seven years. At first, I developed one or two sinus infections a year, always after a cold, and they responded fairly quickly to antibiotics, but over the years things got gradually worse. Finally, last April, 2001, I developed the sinus infection from hell and nothing I tried (and I tried everything!) had any effect on it whatsoever. The infection, and everything that goes with it, went on for ten miserable months! Anyone who has not suffered from sinusitis would probably be surprised by how completely debilitating the condition can be. For those of you who've been there, I don't need to explain. Anyway, finally, in January of this year, I did a search of the internet and discovered your website. I was living in Ireland at the time, but you were willing to send me a bottle of colloidal silver, and I will always be grateful to you for that. I used colloidal silver religiously, and even so, the infection was so entrenched that it took another month for the infection to clear up. But, it did clear up! Truly a miracle!
By this time, my breathing was so impaired by scar tissue, polyps and a cyst, that even without the infection, I decided I needed surgery on my sinuses. I returned to the States, found an excellent doctor and finally had the operation a month ago to clear all the debris out of my sinus passages and cavities and have them widened. A week after surgery, I developed a major post-operative infection. Not surprising, since, according to my doctor, it looked like raw hamburger meat in there! So, I tripled my colloidal silver intake and began irrigating my sinuses two and three times a day with the regular silver. It's now been three weeks since I developed the infection, during which time everything but the kitchen sink has made its way out of my sinus cavities, and I am happy to report that the infection is now gone.
I feel great! My sinus passages are now so wide that it feels like you could land a jumbo jet in there, and it is truly a pleasure to be free of infection and breathing normally.[DISCLAIMER: We have no documented cases of jumbo jet landings in cleared sinus cavities]
Colloidal silver has changed my life. It really is a little immune system in a bottle, as one of your other customers observed. I tell everyone who will listen about its amazing healing properties, and other lives are being changed, as well. For example, my Mom has suffered from a very painful condition called "lichen planus" for the past eight years. Periodically, she gets an ulcerated rash in her mouth, which is treated with steroid injections directly into her tongue! [OUCH!]She was going to go for another injection this week, but I persuaded her to try colloidal silver first. Three days later, she is completely free of symptoms and has been walking around saying, "It's a miracle! It's a miracle! This is the first relief I've had in eight years!" Isn't that great?! I'm so happy for her. I feel like it was worth going through everything I've gone through this year, just so I could learn about colloidal silver and be able to help my Mom in this way. Other family members will follow, no doubt. Mom and I have been making a list of everyone else who would benefit from this product and we will be looking for the right time and the right way to let them know about it!
Ireland needs this product, Bill. I'm just putting this out because so many people there suffer from sinusitis (the climate is so moist, especially in Co. Clare), and they are not getting the help they need. I saw several specialists while in Ireland and they all told me I was just going to have to learn to live with my sinus condition. That felt like a death sentence. I was so depressed and unhappy. Lots of Irish people are just shuffling through life, tired and in pain because of this condition. I am not a business woman, but I know an untapped market when I see one. I have connections at an alternative health clinic in Killaloe, Co. Clare. I intend to tell them about colloidal silver and to try to persuade them to offer the product to their patients. If they're interested, would you be willing to supply them? I'll be returning to Ireland in July.
Thank you for making colloidal silver available, and for the newsletter. It's a great educational tool.
Sincerely, Tara McKinney
[Ah, Lassie, we'll be shippin' to ya!]
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I am amazed by this product! I purchased colloidal silver hoping for some relief from allergies and sinus infections. Much to my surprise, after taking approx. 1 teaspoon / day for less than 2 weeks, I have had over 90% reduction in evidence of fibrocystic breast disease. The largest cyst - approx. 5" long x 3/4" wide - is completely gone! I am recommending colloidal silver to everyone I know!
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I have been receiving your newsletter for quite awhile now. I looked up sites for my Dad and yours seemed to be the most interesting! I read everything you write! I print out every newsletter for Dad each time I get them! Now "I" have a few family testimonials! My 82 yr. old Aunt Boo had skin cancer on her leg in two places. She had one spot taken off by a dermatologist and was due to take the other off when Dad had told her about him making a Generator to make Colloidal Silver Water. She decided to put it on topically three times a day with a Q-tip swab. In less than a week, the skin cancer that she was due to have remove had gotten a scab on it and fell off. Dad's HBa1c (3 month diabetes test) came down points since using it! He had a cyst on his back and treated it with everything. He was ready for his family Dr. to refer a surgeon when he thought, I make this for everyone and he hears of all the people he has helped by just giving a bottle of silver water to them. So he started applying it topically a few times a day. It took a while, but finally it reduced in size until it finally went away completely. He praises silver water! We use it for everything, topically and internally. I even use it in my cat's water bowl, as my Persian cat had runny eyes and no longer suffers that problem.
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