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How can I treat a deep cystic pimple ?

How can I treat a deep cystic pimple ?

Cystic pimple: Warm compresses and prescription retin a (tretinoin) or similar creams may help shrink a cystic acne lesion . A dermatologist may inject corticosteroid into the area to decrease a red , tender cyst rapidly. ...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


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Will a cystic pimple go away on its own?

Will a cystic pimple go away on its own?

Some will, some that: have a true sac may not, and some may scar, see a board certified dermatologist for treatment, if not resolving in a few weeks ...Read more

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How can you remove cystic pimple for good?

How can you remove cystic pimple for good?

No cure: Cystic acne can be kept at bay for a few years by a several-month course of isotretinoin. Nothing less will touch it. You have a right to effective treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I think I have a cystic pimple, it started small i picked at it and now it's about an inch and a 1/2 across very painful.

I think I have a cystic pimple, it started small  i picked at it and now it's about an inch and a 1/2 across very painful.

MRSA Staph Infection: Please get yourself to your family doctors office today. This is not a pimple it is most likely a staph bacterial infection and these can get nasty and dangerous very quickly. ...Read more

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I have got a massive cystic pimple in my eyebrow, it really hurts and seems to be becoming bigger. Is there anything i could do about it at home?

I have got a massive cystic pimple in my eyebrow, it really hurts and seems to be becoming bigger. Is there anything i could do about it at home?

My sympathies: Pimples are no fun where ever they appear. The brow is a bit sensitive and a pimple there will be more uncomfortable. Try using local heat by putting a washcloth under very warm, (not hot) water and laying it over the brow 4-5 times per day for 4 minutes at a time. It might need to be opened in some way - start by asking your parents to help. ...Read more

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Why might someone suddenly have cystic pimples?

Why might someone suddenly have cystic pimples?

Don't ask why: If this is a young person, don't look for an explanation for cystic acne. There's nothing you can change about hygiene, sex, lifestyle, or diet that will make it go away. You will probably need isotretinoin. If you're an adult, it may be a warning of one of the unusual glandular diseases. Usually it never gets explained. Manage it with strong meds. Don't try to solve it non-medically. ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of cystic pimples?

Is there an easy and fast way to take care of cystic pimples?

Serious Rx: If you have cystic acne, and you are offered a trial of isotretinoin, consider accepting it despite the cost and unpleasantness. Anything less will not work. Acne is a serious, chronic, potentially devastating disease. ...Read more