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Purple cyst on face

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Many options: Topical or oral antibiotics, injections into the cyst with kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid), incision and drainage or extraction of the cyst by a der... Read More
Dr. George Yang
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
May need surgery: The cyst has a lining which accumulates skin debris which causes these cysts to grow slowly. Although a needle puncture or aspiration can decompress ... Read More
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 41 years experience
Need more info: What is the location, size, duration, symptoms of this cyst? Please seek the services of a physician or dermatologist asap.

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: You have acne and hidradenitis suppurativa. You should talk to dermatologist about taking isotretinoin. You may need other therapy also.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Granulation tissue: This cyst is probably an obstructed kin pore that has been affected by low grade infection and squeezed once or twice with resultant formation of gran... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sounds like it: may be a sebaceous cyst which when any of the contents are exposed to air will turn dark, See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment as it will to ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Re-evaluate for MRSA: It doesn't sound like the antibiotics you've been given are working - so please go back to that doctor at once, or find another doc urgently. You may ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Difficult to tell: It is not easy to determine what this lesion could be. A more detailed examination is indicated. The cyst of the face will likely require excision.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Possible.: Honestly, any time you cut the skin - there is a chance of scarring. Hopefully, your surgeon will be tidy, and your body will cooperate, and your sca... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Hard to say: It's hard to say without seeing it. Possibilities include an infected hair follicle, an early abscess, an ingrown hair. If is worsening go to your doc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Node: The rapid expansion of the mass could lead to bleeding or bruising under the skin. The mass could be a cyst but it's best to see your GP to out rule ... Read More
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 15 years experience
There : There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds0081... Read More

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