A sebaceous cyst is a cyst that develops when a hair follicle is obstructed and keratin and sebum continue to be produced. It should be surgically removed, as these cysts tend to infection.
A sebaceous cyst happens when the opening of a hair follicle becomes closed. When keratin and sebum can no longer flow out, they accumulate and form a cyst that can bulge out to the size of a nut or fist. It occurs just under the skin, in the so-called epidermis. It is commonly however a non-cancerous normal condition.
Sebaceous cysts occur normally on the scalp or on other hairy places of the body. They bulge out and have a plump, elastic consistence. Hair usually ceases growing on and around the cyst. Sebaceous cysts are normally not painful, but they can become infected or inflamed and in this case become painful. They can be red, become swollen and make the affected skin region sensitive.
If they are not infected, sebaceous cysts should be completely removed via surgery. If an infection is present and painful, an incision should be made so that the contents of the cyst can flow out. After this measure, the wall of the cyst can be removed to avoid relapse.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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