Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cysts Underlying Cause

Skin cysts are caused by swollen sweat glands or hair follicles.

The sweat glands or hair follicles may swell when they become plugged with dirt or dead skin cells.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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