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purple cyst on face

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
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

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Derm consult: Cystic acne almost always requires a dermatology consult and the use of strong medicine, perhaps one of the unpleasant and somewhat-risky vitamin a-re ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Parkland: Hospital in Dallas, TX serves the uninsured and destitute. Or find a county hospital in your area. Take care
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
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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