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If I am having skin nodules can this be caused by cystic acne?

If I am having skin nodules can this be caused by cystic acne?

Cysts : Cystic acne appears as red, tender under the skin bumps . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Is it possible fluoride can cause cystic acne?

Is it possible fluoride can cause cystic acne?

No: I don't believe there to be any correlation. If your problem persists please consult with a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Fine hair: Fine hair may still result in dirt getting caught around follicles which can be nidus for start of localized acne infection... Or even folliculitis. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be low. I would see an endocrinologist an start taking synthriod to become euthyrid. ...Read more

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Can makeup labelled oil free, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic still cause cystic acne? Have a history of acne, afraid to put anything new on face.

Can makeup labelled oil free, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic still cause cystic acne? Have a history of acne, afraid to put anything new on face.

Yes: You still may want to use make-up though and these products are a good place to start. One might try starting with a very small amount as a trial period. Consult your physician as knowledge of your past experience may help guide product selection. ...Read more

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I have started biotin 3000mcg and folic acid supplements today. Will this cause cystic acne as I have been reading or is it safe?

I have started biotin 3000mcg and folic acid supplements today. Will this cause cystic acne as I have been reading or is it safe?

No---BUT: Since you are never going to be pregnant, you will derive no benefit from folic acid. There is no valid evidence of any benefit to any person in any way for biotin. Biotin is promoted very aggressively, so there must be significant benefits to those who sell it. Folic acid is used when a person takes methotrexate, is clearly indicated for women who plan to be pregnant, and in rare cases of folic a. ...Read more

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I've had bad experiences with klonopin in the past. Dr gave me neurontin (gabapentin). Any chance this med can cause cystic acne or cause irreg. menstruation?

I've had bad experiences with klonopin in the past.  Dr gave me neurontin (gabapentin).  Any chance this med can cause cystic acne or cause irreg. menstruation?

Gabapentin: Acne and irregular menses are not typical or common side effects of Neurontin (gabapentin). Certainly people have improvement or worsening of their acne and abnormal periods, but these are not more common in people taking Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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What causes cystic (nodular) acne?

What causes cystic (nodular) acne?

Genetics: You inherit acne and can trigger break outs with stress, lack of sleep, sun damage, hormones, and more. You need a doctor to treat this. It can be life long and it will be best to get it under control to avoid scarring. Avoid Picking. To get help with scarring or active breakouts a medspa doctor can prescribe medication and laser skin care therapy as well as products between visits. ...Read more

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Dr. Neal Schwartz
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Cystic Acne (Definition)

Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. There is often a genetic predisposition to cystic acne. Treatment usually requires systemic medication including oral isotretinoin, and should be started early, before ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more