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How do I treat an epidermoid cyst in by groin which has popped and is painful?

Please note I am not a

Please note I am not a physician and cannot diagnose any medical condition.

Epidermoid cysts are usually benign cysts created from ectodermal tissue that has implanted in the skin tissue. Most are fine if left alone, though some can be painful to the touch, and a handful can express blood or pus, as yours is doing. In an extremely small percentage of cases, the cyst may be malignant. If the problem persists or the pain increases, be sure to seek medical attention.

The best way to treat your cyst would be to clean it topically with hydrogen peroxide. This will burn when applied. Allow the wound to dry as the drying action is what kills bacteria. Refrain from touching the area as much as possible.

If this does not resolve the problem, or you experience a fever, or an increase in pain, seek help from a medical professional. The cyst may need to be lanced or excised by a physician.

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