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Can dexamethasone injections treat acne cysts?

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 more

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Cyst (Definition)

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


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Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne?

Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne?

Steroid side effects: Acne is most certainly a side effect of steroids. Not only can it be facial but it can also occur on the trunk and extremities. ...Read more

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Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne; if so, after how many doses?

Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne; if so, after how many doses?

Decadron (dexamethasone) and acne: Facial acne can be seen with the use of decadron (dexamethasone). There is no general rule when or if you will see it. It depends a little on the strength and frequency of the dose. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can I treat acne cysts?

How can I treat acne cysts?

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 more

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Can acne cysts spread? Must they be treated or will they go away? How often does this happen? Why does this happen?

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

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How can I treat cystic acne at home?

How can I treat cystic acne at home?

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

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How can you treat cystic acne from home?

How can you treat cystic acne from home?

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

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Please describe the most effective way to treat cystic acne?

Please describe the most effective way to treat cystic acne?

Isotretinoin: This is strong stuff, not cheap or pleasant, but is your best choice if this is really the problem. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat cystic acne on the chin?

What's the best way to treat cystic acne on the chin?

If you have: Acutual cystic acne - you will need more than otc remedies. In this situation, seeing a dermatologist is the plan of action. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

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 more

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Is it possible to treat mild cystic acne without accutane?

Is it possible to treat mild cystic acne without accutane?

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 more

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Anyone know how well cortisone injections work for cystic acne?

Anyone know how well cortisone injections work for cystic acne?

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 more

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How to treat cystic acne? Pls help any other alternative foods fruits to eat, ? Or other things to do thanks alot.!

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

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How long does it take for a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection to work on cystic acne?

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

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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?

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

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I have tried acutane and became very depressed trying to treat cystic acne. Do you have any other suggestions?

I have tried acutane and became very depressed trying to treat cystic acne. Do you have any other suggestions?

Try PDT: Pdt is photodynamic therapy - a blue light based treatment that helps moderate acne. The treatments are intense, but they help alot. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

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