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Homeopathy for Sebaceous Cysts

Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily, semi-solid material called sebum. Sebum is produced by se baceous glands of the epidermis. It occurs anywhere in the body except sole and palm. Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. It is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity.

A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily, semi-solid material called sebum. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.

A foul odor is also often present in the substance called keratin which fills sebaceous cysts. Keratin is a protein that creates the sac of cells called sebaceous cysts. The bumps or lumps that can feel under the skin are actually the sac of cells.

Sebaceous cyst arises due to the blockage of the sebaceous gland. It occurs anywhere in the body except sole and palm.

CAUSE of Sebaceous cysts

• Blocked sebaceous glands.
• Swollen hair follicles.
• Excessive testosterone production.
• Skin trauma.
• Hereditary causes of sebaceous cysts include Gardner’s syndrome, and basal cell nevus syndrome.

Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies for Sebacious Cysts

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. Homeopathy medicine for sebaceous cystThis is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat sebaceous cyst but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat sebaceous cyst that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of sebaceous cyst:

• Baryta carb.
• Benz.acid.
• Calc.carb.
• Calc.fluor.
• Calc.sil.
• Conium.
• Graph.
• Heper sulph.
• Kali hydr.
• Lobelia.
• Lyco.
• Nat.carb.
• Nit.acid.
• Phyto.
• Silicea.
• Thuja.


In the 30th potency this remedy has a distinct, positive and marvellous power over certain Conium Maculatum homeopathic medicine for sebaceous cystglandular enlargements; possibly the 200th may do the same, but the 30th I know will do it. It will absorb hard glandular tumors, growths that can be outlined and felt. Enlargements of glands with little or no pain; it is useful for the beginning of scirrhus and especially is it indicated after injuries to glands, where stony hardness is present. Adenoma. Debilitated subjects with marked tendency to induration, extending to cellular tissue, swollen glands after burns, painless or sharp knife-like pains especially of mammary glands, but not confined to any special region.


The great remedy for scrofulous glandular enlargements; the inguinal, axillary, sub-maxillary and subcutaneous glands are effected and the patient is of the typical Sulphur **temperament.


Rough, hard, persistent dryness of portions of skin unaffected by eczema. Early stage of keloid andgraphitis homeopthic medicine for sebaceous cyst fibroma. Pimples and acne. Eruptions, oozing out a sticky exudation. Rawness in bends of limbs, groins, neck, behind ears. Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates. Ulcers discharging a glutinous fluid, thin and sticky. Swelling and induration of glands. Gouty nodosities. Cracks in nipples, mouth, between toes. Phlegmonous erysipelas of face; burning and stinging pain. Swelling of feet. Wens. Chronic Poison Oak.


Affections of external head; scaly eruption, white scabs. Head covered with thick, leathery crusts, under which pus collects

Baryta Carb

Hair falls out. Wens. Affects glandular structures, and useful in general degenerative changes, especially in coats of arteries, aneurism, and senility. Specially indicated in infancy and old age. This remedy brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, are dwarfish, do not grow and develop, have scrofulous ophthalmia, swollen abdomen, take cold easily, and then always have swollen tonsils. Persons subject to quinsy which is prone to suppurate; gums bleed easily. Diseases of old men when degenerative changes begin;-cardiac vascular and cerebral;-who have hypertrophied prostate or indurated testes, very sensitive to cold, offensive foot-sweats, very weak and weary, must sit or lie down or lean on something.

Kali Iod 

Purple spots; worse on legs. Acne, hydroa. Small boils. Glands enlarged, indurated. Hives. Rough nodules all over, worse any covering; heat of body intense. Fissured anus of infants. Tendency to śdematous swellings, eyelids, mouth, uvula, etc. It acts prominently on fibrous and connective tissues, producing infiltration, śdema, etc. Glandular swellings.Saliva increased. Faintness at epigastrium. Cold food and drink, especially milk, aggravate. Much thirst. Throbbing, painful burning. Flatulence.

Hepar Sulph 

Abscesses; suppurating glands are very sensitive. Papules prone to suppurate and extend. Acne in youth. Suppurate with prickly pain. Easily bleed. Angio-neurotic œdema. Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates. Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and feet. Ulcers, with bloody suppuration, smelling like old cheese. Ulcers very sensitive to contact, burning, stinging, easily bleeding. Sweats day and night without relief. “Cold-sores” very sensitive. Cannot bear to be uncovered; wants to be wrapped up warmly. Sticking or pricking in afflicted parts. Putrid ulcers, surrounded by little pimples. Great sensitiveness to slightest touch.

SYMPTOMS of Sebaceous cysts

Small lumps or bumps that occur just under the skin of the genitalia, breast, abdomen, face, neck, or elsewhere on the body are the most common symptom of sebaceous cysts.

• Usually painless.
• Pain if infected.
• Redness.
• Tenderness.
• Increased temperature of the skin over the bumps or lumps.
• Greyish white, cheesy, foul smelling material draining from the bump or lump.
• Mild to severe pruritus.


• Single or multiple nodules.
• Slowly increasing in size.
• Dome shaped.
• Well defined.
• Flesh coloured.
• Firm, malleable (elastic).
• Movable, but attached to skin by remains of duct of sebaceous gland.
• Size: 0.5-5 cm. in diameter.
• Central pore which represents opening of follicle.
• Opening is marked by dark punctum.
• Contains cheesy whitish material.

• Sebaceous cysts are usually easily diagnosed clinically. In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to rule out other conditions with a similar appearance.


• These cysts may occasionally become infected and form painful abscesses.
• The cysts may return after they are surgically removed.


• Puncture & expression of contents.
• If recurrence, excision of cyst including sac.

Sebaceous Cysts Cases Cured With Homeopathic Medicine

Sebaceous Cyst Lasting 16 years Cured Rapidly with Homeopathy – by Dr.S. Arul Manickam

Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma and Marijuana Addiction – by Miroslawa Witalis

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.


  • Cat has cysts in ears returned after removal. Now not well (blood tests good). Ears not healing.
    Any ideas?

  • Hi, poor kitty. With love and healing please adopt a raw holistic biological species appropriate diet. I have veterinary care and completed my pet nutrition dioloma in cats, dogs and horses. All my cats lived ages 17-23 years young with no disease from nutrition imbalance. Because “all” commercial pet foods tins and packets are non biological meaning unfit for a strict carnivore such as a cat ailments incl diabetes, obesity, arthrits, heart and kidney disease incl hyperthyroidism and cancer and serious gut and skin allergies result. The oils used are not appropriate transfats abd carcinogens hills, science diet etc all the same toxic waste. Your cat’s body desperately requires raw meat and raw meat bones packed full of correctly balanced minerals, animal saturated fats, amino and EFFA’s these cannot be simulated to a biological state for a cat. (Watch pet fooled and get book give your dog a bone dr ian billinghurst similar principals apply for cats) raw chicken necks mashed up or feed a quarter of a raw quail or spatcock buy at woollies or coles. Give meredith dairy GOAT YOGURT “only” stop any cow dairy incl cheese!! Feed raw beef lamb chicken must be organic and brunswick sardines in springwater no afded salt 3 tins per week. Pulse or finely chop baby spinach leaves 1 teaspoon per day 4x per week just mix intobraw meat choice. NO GRAINS ever! No biscuits again full of sugar carbs up to 59% in a bag disrupts gut and hormones entire body integrity…too much to explain. Nutrition IS THE KEY TO BALANCED HEALTH AND LONGEVITY when its out of alignment disease sets in. You can reverse the cysts by changing the diet and using homeopathy. But if the diet dosent change the disease will manifest into other ailments or further serious illness. Ive got over 20 yrs experience with animals in husbandry and healing. Its so easy to feed a kitty go to Dr Karen Beckers site healthy pets and start from there. My studies encompassed Dr K Becker knowlege. Wishing you all the best ypu can do it. Also remember to omly vaccinate 5-7 years demand a TITER test prior to any vaccination. And minimal use of antiparasitics topical and tablets these poisions kills the paradites whilst disrupting your cats organs incl blood its poision and circulates in their little bodies can make them very sick either acutely or slowly. Pets on processes pet foods naturally attract parasites why? Because their immunity is weakened. Pets on a raw food diet have less parasites why? Because their bodies are naturally designed to cope with them as their bodies immhnity is strong. You can win this. Also Rescue Remedy cream. Its non toxic. Go to martin and pleasance wensite and get the cream. X

  • I have sebaceous cyst on my left forehead under hair from 16 years it’s gradually increased half a inch round, painless,moveable, which homeo Med do I take ? I m 48 years old obese lady..

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