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how can i treat acne cysts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Heat: Local treatment is heat with hot towel or device. A dermatologist can shrink cysts if necessary with a cortisone shot. If you are cystic and over the counter acne medications do not work, a dermatologist can prescribe topical or oral medications to prevent and control your problem.
Dr. Babak Farzaneh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Meds. surgery: Accutane, antibiotics, spirinolactone, surgery.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some tips for how to treat back acne?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Ones that work: Being a teen is hard enough without acne, and a teen has a right to something that works better than slick-packaged benzoyl peroxide. I start teens on topical Clindamycin with or without retinoic acid, and move to stronger stuff, including a systemic antibiotic, if it fails. For the really hard cases, dermatologist have the big guns. Junior deserves the best. Good luck.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have bilateral ovarian cysts. With no fluid.What does this mean?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Just ovarian cysts: Every woman of reproductive age forms cysts during her cycles--the process of ovulation forms cysts. Often these resolve/shrink, but unfortunately some don't and may enlarge resulting the "ovarian cyst" many have them and may not have symptoms. Some people have large ones and may cause pain. Some twist on themselves and cause torsion. If you concerns, consult doc. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
They can be : The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection.

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