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Acne Nodules Treatment
Medicines to b taken n applied for nodular cystic acne. Pls suggest d time n course of d treatment. My acne is painful n worse. Help needed.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
I hv nodular cystic acne. N its very painful and hard. Can i go for laser therapy now. D breakouts are very much active. N please suggest name of therapy?
Serious Rx: If you have not been offered a trial of isotretinoin, please get with your physician now and ask about this. It is not for the faint-hearted and there are risks, but most people who have needed it are glad. You also want an endocrine evaluation, and you may consider the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you. Laser isn't a magic answer. ...Read more
Can nodular cystic acne be treated by laser or light therapy. I hv acne filled with pus n blood and wish to get rid over it through laser. Possible?
This is serious: I'm glad you're on isotretinoin and this is appropriate for a woman in your situation. Hopefully you'll get a good result. Other meds that may help if you relapse include spironolactone and the oral contraceptive pill. Lasers may be an adjunct for you. I'm really glad you're managing this and wish you the best for as long as you need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffering from nodular cystic acne. On 6th week of isotrion medi. Acne started to dry bt can still feel pus filled under surface. How will it cure?
Isotretinoin: Just be patient; it is normal to have some slight flaring in first 2 months. Do not pick at the lesions, it will just make them worse. Most patients look pretty great after 3 months. ...Read more
Only taking isotroin 30 mg a day and azithral 500 mg thrice a week continuosly will help in curing nodular cystic acne? N how to cure d pain frm cysts
Cystic acne: Serious acne, that is the cystic type, should be treated with Isotretinoin at a measured dose depending on your bodyweight. If you have painful cyst, your doctor can inject a mild form of cortizone (hydrocortisone) which will calm them down fairly rapidly. Definitely keep taking medicine that she or he tells you, and attend the follow-up sessions faithfully and stay on the medicine for at least 5 to 6 months. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more