I frequently get sebaceous cysts on my upper thigh near my bikini line. This area commonly rubs on my pants and then once the cysts form they just get more and more irritated. I've had two drained by my doctor over time, but that's a pain to do and then I'm left with an open wound for a couple of weeks that is also painful.
The cysts go away on their own after 7-10 days, but I get them so frequently that I almost always have one it seems. My doctor referred me to a surgeon who said that he could cut out each sebaceous gland that gets infected. That would elminate that particular cyst from developing again. But, they happen all over that area, so it seems it would just be way too many to remove if I want any relief in the future.
My doctor had no suggestions for anything I can do to prevent them. I do epsom salts baths when I have them, and it may help slightly, but I still have days and days at a time where just walking, and sometimes even sitting, are painful.
Does anyone have any ideas for things that might prevent these cysts from forming in the first place? Homeopathy, herbs, topical skin treatments, anything at all I'm willing to explore!