How are inflamed epidermal inclusion cysts (EIC) managed?

Updated: Sep 17, 2020
  • Author: Linda J Fromm, MD, MA, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Incision and drainage may be performed if a cyst is inflamed. Injection of triamcinolone into the tissue surrounding the inflamed cyst results in faster improvement in symptoms. This may facilitate the clearing of infection; however, it does not eradicate the cyst.


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