A growth found on the skin surface and containing structures like fluids, glands and hair, is known as a dermoid cyst. Often, these dermoid cysts are superficial and are frequently found on the facial area. Generally, these dermoid cysts are present from birth and grow slowly. They are non-tender to the touch with no associated complications.
Where Dermoid Cysts Form
However, apart from these benign dermoid cysts are dermoid cysts that can form in the brain. It is important to understand that these are very rare but if present need these cysts need to be removed surgically. Also, dermoid cysts can form in the nasal cavities. They are very rare and any possible associated complications would not be severe. Dermoid cysts in the nasal sinuses also require removal through surgical process.
Another area of the body were dermoid cysts can form are in a women’s ovaries. These cysts can develop in the ovaries of women who are at the age where reproduction is normal. They are generally formed when there are associated complications. Some of those complications could include rupture, torsion, cancer, or infection. These types of dermoid cysts are very rare as well.
Another area were dermoid cysts can form is in the spinal column and affect the spinal cord. These particular cysts can become infected and may cause occasional damage to the spinal cord in some individuals. Removal of this cyst is through surgery, but only a partial removal of the cysts. The prognosis for this type of surgery is excellent.
Symptoms and Causes of Dermoid Cysts
Those medical professionals that study the formation of fetuses, embryologists, have suggested that dermoid cysts are created during fetal development. Research suggests that this development is caused by an associated structure or trapping during the embryos growth. The basis of this hypothesis is that the dermoid cysts contain elements of the formation of the human being. Those elements include hair, follicles, sweat glands, nerves and teeth.
For the most part, dermoid cysts exhibit no specific symptoms. This is because they are painless and often not attached to the underlying structure of the skin. Generally the cysts are firm to the touch and symptoms may appear if the cysts get infected.
However, there are times where the cysts may become painful and inflamed. There may be an associated growth of the cyst if these symptoms are present. Additionally, there may be a change in the cyst’s color. If the cyst becomes infected there may be a related fever due to the infection.
Natural Treatment for Dermoid Cysts
It is highly recommended that the individual not remove the cyst themselves. This is due to the fact that if the entire cyst is not removed there may be a re-growth of the cyst. Consequently, there are associated remedies that can help if there is a presence of bleeding or infection in the cyst.
One of those natural treatments for dermoid cysts is the preparation of a paste composed of garlic mixed with margosa leaves. This paste may prove beneficial due to the anti-inflammatory properties contained in garlic. Additionally, the margosa leaf has demonstrated some antibacterial properties.
Another natural treatment would be the use of tea tree oil. At a 5% level of concentration, this oil can shrink the size of the cyst as well as providing a preventative measure in decreasing bacterial infection.
Another homeopathic measure can be through the use of Silicia and Hedpar Sulph. Silicia is nicknamed the “surgeons knife” and is therefore useful in removing the cysts naturally. Specifically, a natural separation occurs with the use of these homeopathic measures due to the fact that they cause the cyst to shrink and actually may result in the disappearance of those cysts.
If an individual has a cyst on the face they may be concerned about removal of that cyst through surgical means and the effects cosmetically. Consequently, the cysts are removed under a local anesthesia process with the incision being made directly on the cyst itself and subsequent removal. This procedure is fairly simple and straightforward and no complications are generally experienced.