Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper, is back at it again.
This time, she is treating an epidermoid cyst that became inflamed. On her YouTube post, she said it was “infected.”
She 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. Incision and Drainage (I & D), will confirm the diagnosis of inflamed cyst, when the cheesy, sometimes odiferous material is evacuated, and this process often leads to rapid resolution of symptoms. These episodes are often misdiagnosed as ‘infection’ of the cyst, but cultures are usually negative and antibiotic treatments is not required. Intralesional steroids can hasten the resolution of symptoms as well.”
Dr. Pimple Popper said she usually prescribes antibiotics to treat this type of problem.
We bet this guy’s feeling better now!