Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as “Dr. Pimple Popper” on YouTube, tackled yet another unfortunate growth in one of her latest videos. This time the cause of one woman’s discomfort was an inflamed chest cyst.
“I haven’t seen her for awhile and so this is a new issue that she presents to me with. Apparently, she has a cyst on her left chest that she has had for a while but recently, it has become irritated. You can see that over the course of a couple days it got progressively more inflamed and red and painful. She has an inflamed cyst. Many people may call it an abscess, or an ‘infected’ cyst,” Dr. Lee wrote on YouTube.
“I put “infected” in quotes, because technically this is not an infection: When an epidermoid cyst ruptures, it creates a vigorous foreign body inflammatory response – this skin becomes warm, tender, painful, and swells, simulating an abscess,” she continued. “Incision and Drainage (I & D), will confirm the diagnosis of inflamed cyst, when the cheesy material is evacuated, and this often leads to rapid resolution of symptoms.”
“She felt much better as soon as we drained the cyst, and I will get photos over time as the area improves so you can see what it looks like,” Dr. Lee concluded.
This wasn’t pretty but, wow, that must be a relief.