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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: Cystic acne is a brutal disease that gravely disfigures you now and will leave your skin permanently mutilated. You can't treat it on you own, and if ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you s ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Treating cystic acne with home remedies may lead to permanent scarring, infection and may even lead to brain infection and blood vessel infarction. A ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
It varies: There is no single best treatment for acne. The common treatments for acne are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics (topical and oral), retinoid c ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hard core Rx: This will respond well only to isotretinoin. Adjunct topical antibiotics & perhaps spironolactone may help as well. Nothing else will touch it and you ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Isotretinoin: Today this is the mainstay of treatment for cystic acne. It is not for the faint-hearted and you need to follow instructions meticulously.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Whoa: Dairy does seem to exacerbate acne in some people, but your real question should be, "How do I manage acne which in my case has been very severe?" I'l ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Deep cystic acne always requires an rx, and probably you will go on at least a systemic antibiotic, which is generally safe. Dermatologists have big ... Read More
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