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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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Large pimple on neck, usually get one at a time. Is this just a large pimple or a form of cystic acne and how can I control it?

Large pimple on neck, usually get one at a time. Is this just a large pimple or a form of cystic acne and how can I control it?

Cyst: Acne can present as large cyst like spots but usually in more general areas. Some cysts are sebaceous, caused by a plugged up oil gland. Some could be infected sweat gland. Sometimes infected with staph. Should get your doctor to see this to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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so I have what looks like Black heds I have skin grow around them is that cystic acne I have some of the side of my neck and one on my left breast

so I have what looks like Black heds I have skin grow around them is that cystic acne I have some of the side of my neck and one on my left breast

Acne: whether this is cystic acne or not I can't say without seeing you. however there are many things to help you: medication to put on your face, certain birth control pills, and pills to help with the inflammation. Your family doctor can help here and if these things don't work, accutane might be considered and a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?

PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?

Irritable bowel: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be a miserable illness. Hopefully you have a GI doc who can help guide you along. You may be malnourished from all the diarrhea/pain/malabsorption you've suffered through. That could certainly affect hair growth and affect the immune system (weakening it) allowing acne to form. Raw almonds are good for healthy hair. Keep hands away from face to reduce acne. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use ?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...Read more

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I have cystic acne,i am 22year female.hormone therapy is not working,i have under active thyroid and take medicine.plz suggest me a topical treatment?

I have cystic acne,i am 22year female.hormone therapy is not working,i have under active thyroid and take medicine.plz suggest me a topical treatment?

I would recommend: that you speak to your own doctor and/or a dermatologist. It is unlikely that an over-the-counter topical medication will work for cystic acne, especially if the hormonal therapy isn't helping. The dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Hi I had a cyst on my neck for 2 years now,but recently it turned yellow like a pimple does so I sqeezed it and got some stuff out,but now it has swollen to 5 times the size and is hard as a rock and hurts and sometimes get those white spots like pimples

Hi I had a cyst on my neck for 2 years now,but recently it turned yellow like a pimple does so I sqeezed it and got some stuff out,but now it has swollen to 5 times the size and is hard as a rock and hurts and sometimes get those white spots like pimples

Get seen: You squeezed an epidermoid inclusion cyst. It's human nature to do this but now your body has reacted to the stuff in the cyst and you're going to have a mess until a physician treats it. It may need to be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Got pimple/cyst like bumps on jaw/neck. Changed from levlen to Laila 35ED. Periods got heavier & longer once changed & still get pimples. Why?Thyroid?

Got pimple/cyst like bumps on jaw/neck. Changed from levlen to Laila 35ED. Periods got heavier & longer once changed & still get pimples. Why?Thyroid?

HUH????: You have IMPLANON + Laila + SHINGLES + PREGNANT??????? Using BOTH Implanon and Laila? How long for each? Implanon makes acne worse. Laila makes it better but usually need 3 months for result. Recent pregnancy and C-section? How long ago? Not nursing? Any other meds? Treatment for shingles? Suggest see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

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Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Food particles stuck: This is usually food particles that got stuck in small crypts of tonsils or pharynx and bacteria accumulate to cause the smell but not infected. No treatment needed. Mouth wash gargle can help. ...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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What can be used for cyst acne?

What can be used for cyst acne?

Accutane: It is a harsh medication and has lots of potential side effects, however Accutane (isotretinoin) has been used with significant success for cystic acne. My advice is to exhausted all other options first. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acne cysts?

What causes rid of acne cysts?

Serious Rx: Cystic acne usually requires a combination of topical treatment such as benzoyl peroxide and systemic rx prescribed by your physician. If it's very severe, you may need a dermatology referral for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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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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I have cyst type acne on testies ..It irritates...Wt to do...

See below: I assume you mean your scrotum since your testes are internal and cannot be seen. Inflammed hair follicles in the scrotum are common. If they are bothersome, the dermatologist who is treating your acne can evaluate you, make a definitive diagnosis/rule out other diagnoses and start you on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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History of moderate axil-acne inversa- after smoke cessation and two years break again multiple cysts and a hurting scartissue- like electric shocks?

History of moderate axil-acne inversa- after smoke cessation and two years break again multiple cysts and a hurting scartissue- like electric shocks?

Brachial plexus: Your hidradenitis suppurative / acne inversa is surrounding one of the nerves in your brachial plexus and trapping it in fibrous tissue. That's what i'd bet anyway, i've seen it. This is a very difficult management problem and you need specialist care; ask about anti-tnf agents. ...Read more

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What is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

What is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

"Atypical"?: There are treatments that work, and treatments that don't. For cystic acne, especially if you're not a female who might be cleared with spironolactone or the birth control pill, Isotretinoin is by far your best option if you're willing to brave it. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more