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Can Dexamethasone Injections Treat Acne Cysts
Cystic acne meds: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections that help decrease the inflammation of the acne. It is not a cure but a momentary treatment. Providing long term acne improvement with ala (amino levulinic acid) and light lasers can make a lasting impact with cystic acne as well as pixel laser. R Accutane as well as oral antibiotics with a good skin care regimen can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Took dexamethasone and Clomid to help ovulate. Did bloodwordk at day 22 to check progesterone level? Came back as 5. Last time was 0.4 without taking the steroid. Been spotting a little bit for 3 days and bad acne. Did I ovulate and could I be pregnant?
Yes, maybe: A serum Progesterone level over about 1.5 in the second half of the cycle virtually guarantees ovulation. A single luteal level however can't be used to accurately say how 'good' an ovulation is, that's a common misunderstanding. Could you be pregnant? Maybe, good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can acne cysts spread? Must they be treated or will they go away? How often does this happen? Why does this happen?
Rx cystic acne: I'm going to assume the diagnosis is correct. Cystic lesions may need a steroid injection from a skilled dermatologist. Regardless, having acne today is a sign of poor self-care and is a professional liability. Hopefully you are using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, and you'll need a second prescription-strength rx as well. If offered isotretinoin, consider doing it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: Cystic acne is a brutal disease that gravely disfigures you now and will leave your skin permanently mutilated. You can't treat it on you own, and if your parents are interfering with your desire for effective therapy, pick up the phone and call your physician. Despite all the internet scare stuff, Isotretinoin is by far the most effective medication. It's not for sissies, but it's what you need. ...Read more
Not recommended: Treating cystic acne with home remedies may lead to permanent scarring, infection and may even lead to brain infection and blood vessel infarction. A dermatologist or a family doctor who has a calling for acne should be consulted as there are many forms of available medical therapies. The doctor may even be able to provide you some tips you can use at home to help tackle the problem better. ...Read more
Isotretinoin: This is strong stuff, not cheap or pleasant, but is your best choice if this is really the problem. ...Read more
Experience counts: Some cysts can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) while others may need incision or drainage, and some may need surgical excision. If it's not treated correctly it can leave a bad scar or even make the cyst worse or infected. Make sure the practitioner you see has a lot of experience treating cysts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Other options include oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and minocycline. You coule also use Retin-A (tretinoin) which is the topical version of Accutane (isotretinoin). Also the cysts can be injected with a dilute corticosteroid medication called kenalog (triamcinolone). Laser treatment for cystic acne is still somewhat investigational and probably would not be covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local only: This can be used selectively for acute cysts but are only part of more comprehensive treatment with oral and topical medications. For severe cases Accutane which is used for 15-20 weeks can work well long term. Discuss with dermatologist your history and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat cystic acne? Pls help any other alternative foods fruits to eat, ? Or other things to do thanks alot.!
Scientific Rx: Diet won't help. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you can take it. If not, you will need at least a systemic antibiotic plus appropriate topical therapy. True cystic acne usually requires Accutane or something similar from a dermatologist. It's not pleasant and has its risks, but is worth it. Good luck. ...Read more
Immediately: This halts the growth of an enormous cyst. It's a stopgap in managing the overall disease. Cystic acne usually requires systemic treatment with isotretinoin. This is not for the faint-hearted but most people who have done a course are very glad. Best wishes -- I hope your treatment is relatively comfortable and completely successful. ...Read more
Never seen a derm before; have a painful cystic bump on face, otherwise non-acne skin. What does dr do to treat something like this?
It Depends: It depends on the size, location and duration for starters. Small, localized areas may respond to localized, conservative treatment. Larger or deeper abscesses my require systemic antibiotics and surgical drainage. ...Read more
I'm a 31, never had acne issues before, have always used the same recreational substances since the age of 14 - but I'm now developing cystic acne that is persistent despite good hygiene habits. Do you know what causes this and how to treat it?
New acne: No I do not. Discuss with your Dr. Many causes. ...Read more
When does Accutane start to improve acne? Also will it treat my tiny bump pinples Aswell as cystic pimples?
I have tried acutane and became very depressed trying to treat cystic acne. Do you have any other suggestions?
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