[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]I recently was diagnosed with a sebaceous cyst behind my ear.
And I was wondering you know, what the doctor can tell me about that, and if there’s any natural remedies for it, besides surgery?[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]A sebaceous cyst is an odd sort of inclusion. The body secretes this, material called sebum, and it’s supposed to get through the hair follicle and out into the environment. It’s supposed to drain out, but for whatever reason, sometimes these little areas plug up, and then it starts to back up. Well, surgery actually is the way that it’s usually handled and, and the reason for this is that if you try to express it mechanically, they can get infected and they can turn into a nightmare. If there is any damage done to the surrounding tissue while trying to extract it “naturally,” it can turn into a larger problem. And the surgery for this is like a nothing. We used to do them in the emergency room in about ten minutes. A dermatologist may be a good way to go, especially around the ear. I would have it removed surgically, and probably by an ENT surgeon. This one is where you really want to talk to somebody with a sharp edge of a Bard Parker knife. [/testimonial][/testimonials]
About David S Klein, MD 149 Articles
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.