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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
It is not related: Cystic acne is not related to HPV. It is a severe form of acne - u shd consult a dermatologist. Many forms of treatment exist and if ur dermatologist ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
True acne?: HPV can be associated with epidermoid cysts. http://telemedicine.org/warts/cutmanhpv.htm That is not acne. There is a website that says psoriatic cys ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get Rx that works: This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have cystic acne, or anything that looks like it. If this is cystic acne, your primary care physician wi ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Schwartz
20 years experience Family Medicine
You have "acne": Hi, One of my goals with acne patients to let them know that they don't have a special variant of acne. It's all the same pore plugging, inflammator ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galen Harnden
Specializes in Pediatrics
Dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist. There are many treatments for acne, but for more severe cystic acne, a specialist is needed since the treatment is more i ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
under dosed?: See your dermatologist and ask him if the 30 mg dose is sufficient. It is usually based on weight. The standard is 1mg/kg/d so a 130 pound person shou ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
See Your Derm: See your dermatologist. You may need a mild retinoid (tretinoin) to keep you from breaking out, at least for a few months. This will likley pass une ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Cystic Acne: Isotretinoin is commonly prescribed for cystic acne available under brand names such as absorica, amnesteem, claravis and sotret. This medication redu ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Itchy, burning ..: You MUST have your primary doctor refer you to a Dermatologist (skin specialist). Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Anyone with cystic acne should consider a course of Isotretinoin if they are an appropriate candidate. The microbes that cause acne are ubiquitous and ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: acne?: "Plan B", or "emergency contraception" is basically the same as taking a birth control pill. It is not 100% effective in any case, but hormonal medic ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Acne : Cystic acne is often treated with prescription strength oral medications (antibiotics , Accutane ) and topicals ( retinoid cream). Otc benzoyl peroxid ... Read More

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