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Does cystic acne go away

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: I hope you do not get a second. If you have any other signs of acne, start using topical benzoyl peroxide, or if you have lots of comedones, retinoic ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
May need change: If you get acne from a hormonal form of birth control it is not likely to get better as you keep using it. You may need to see your doctor for a diffe... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Your doctor will better know whether what you are experiencing is truly a side effect of your Lexapro (escitalopram) (for which they may suggest an al... Read More
Dr. Neal Schwartz
Family Medicine 20 years experience
"Dangers of Waiting": Hi, When it comes to acne, you have to treat first, think later. Any delay or hesitation can create a worse problem as this force has a momentum to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Help is available: We have terrific treatments for cystic acne. Some are topical others oral medications. Contact a board certified dermatologist in your area. They may ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes. In the USA a majority of these cases are treated by Dermatologists who have the most experience with the medications involved. Some of the medica... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
Pathology 44 years experience
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

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