Is there any way to prevent scalp cysts from forming? (Posted late on 08/31 from 08/28)

According to the website http://www.livestrong.com/article/299684-scalp-cyst-growth/, there is absolutely no way to prevent (at least) epidermoid cysts from forming. The good thing though is that there are solutions to remedy the issue.

Like I have said before, the cyst or cysts can actually be removed – and really should be if it continues to grow. Like I stipulated yesterday, if the cyst gets to be 5 cm in diameter, it could burst – or get infected, so it is better to remove it before it does!

Many times it is assumed that as the cyst grows that it is cancerous. There is no way for a caregiver to be able to tell; only a true healthcare professional will be able to tell if the cyst is benign or not. Most likely they will have to do a biopsy to be able to determine 100%. After the biopsy, then your client’s healthcare professional will be able to tell if further treatment will even be required.

So, in order to do your part and continue showing your client that With Age Comes Respect, you simply need to notice if your client is developing a scalp cyst; if it continues to grow and how much it grows annually. If it grows enough to notice the growth monthly, then it is time to take the client to their doctor.

How will you know how big the danger is? Well, just know this, epidermoid cysts are typically slightly loose under the skin. However, if the cyst hardens or becomes immobile, then it is time to seek immediate medical assistance for your clients. Be aware of these facts!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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