SEBACEOUS CYST

SEBACEOUS CYST- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Sebaceous cysts are noncancerous lumps that commonly develop beneath the skin. It is also called ‘wen’.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • CAUSES OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • DIAGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • TREATMENTS FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • PROGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • COMPLICATIONS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • SEBACEOUS CYST AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • YOGA FOR SEBACEOUS CYST
  • RESEARCH PAPERS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SEBACEOUS CYST

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Lump with central blackhead
  • Generally painless
  • Soft to touch
  • When infected it becomes tender, red and foul-smelling drainage occur

CAUSES OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Blockage in the sebaceous duct
  • Damaged or deformed sebaceous duct
  • Genetic diseases like Gardner’s syndrome

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SEBACEOUS CYST

The sebaceous gland produces sebum that gives oil coating to the skin and hair. Sebaceous cysts are formed when there is stagnation of sebum occurs due to the above-mentioned causes.

DIAGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • CT scan
  • Punch biopsy

TREATMENTS FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Surgical removal of cyst – conventional wide excision, minimal excision
  • Antibiotics
  • Treatment of underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Generally, it resolves spontaneously over time. If it is infected need treatment and a complete cure occur.

COMPLICATIONS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Infected sebaceous cysts become painful.

SEBACEOUS CYST AND AYURVEDA

 In Ayurveda, sebaceous cysts correlate with the Medoj Granthi based on characteristic similarities. 

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Excess consumption of unctuous, oily, cold food
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Trauma
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Painless lumps beneath the twak (skin)

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Medas is one of the saptadhatus of the human body. When medo vridhi occur medas accumulated below the skin in different forms. Sebaceous cysts are such an accumulation beneath the skin. Associated with pitta dosha, paka or inflammation occurs.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Painless lumps  – grandhi (without paka or inflammation)
  • Redness – raktha varna
  • Swelling – sopha

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Sebaceous cysts associated with traumatic injuries to the sebaceous duct is difficult to cure – krichra sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

Ayurvedic local treatment for SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Svedam – local fermentation ( before paka)
  • Sopha (swelling) relieving lepa application

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Patoladi kashayam
  • Gandha tailam along with milk
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Kanchanara guggulu
  • Chitrakadi vati
  • Dasanga lepa

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Virechanam – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Heat application on the affected area with a towel dipped in hot water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Avoid food items like cold and dry food, hard to digest.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk
  • Cold application on inflamed area advised. Which alleviates pitta dosha

YOGA FOR SEBACEOUS CYST

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from irritations associated with sebaceous cysts

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

RESEARCH PAPERS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SEBACEOUS CYST

  1. A Clinical Management of Sebaceous Cyst with Dashang Lepa and Chitrakadi Vati

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353555083_A_Clinical_Management_of_Sebaceous_Cyst_with_Dashang_Lepa_and_Chitrakadi_Vati

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