Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Heal Acne Cysts With Crushed Aspirin

Share
1

1
Is it safe to take aspirin orally to reduce cystic acne inflammation?

Yes, but...: It won't work. Topical salicylates including Aspirin have been used for mild acne, but cystic acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related chronic disease that is a grave professional and personal liability and it needs to be addressed by a competent physician, usually a dermatologist who an manage Isotretinoin therapy. ...Read more

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


3

3
Can aspirin have to be uncoated to make an acne mask?

Can aspirin have to be uncoated to make an acne mask?

Get a real Rx: This is the 21st century & folk remedies are adjuncts at best. You'll be much safer using a salicylic acid wash and/or a benzoyl peroxide product with grains with which you can abrade the skin. If either fails after 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription strength rx; it's possible to clear all acne economically without your having to do this to yourself. ...Read more

4

4
I read several articles mentioning the beneficial effects of aspirin mask for acne is it really worth the try?

I read several articles mentioning the beneficial effects of aspirin mask for acne is it really worth the try?

Asprin/SalicylicAcid: Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is an active ingredient clinically proven to improve acne. many acne washes contain salicylic acid, typically around 2%. So whether you use an acne aspirin mask, or a preparation with salicylic acid the effects should be the same. Home made aspirin masks can be especially drying, so watch out for that. ...Read more

6

6
What are quick please help me! Is it okay to use "buffered aspirin" for acne treatment?

What are quick please help me! Is it okay to use "buffered aspirin" for acne treatment?

Salicylic acid: You'd do much better to get a salicylic acid topical wash instead. It should be inexpensive and won't do the bad stuff you can do to yourself with a misapplied Aspirin tablet. ...Read more

7

7
My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

Acetylsalicylic acid: Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an old standby for acne & is the active ingredient at ~ 2% in most otc face washes. It works by loosening old skin cells & opening blocked pores. I would be reluctant to make your own paste as the material in higher strengths is painted on warts to destroy them. (& would likely burn burn the skin)skin application has negligible effect on the blood. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Hi, I'm allergic to aspirin, can I still use aspirin as a mask on my face since I heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Hi, I'm allergic to aspirin, can I still use aspirin as a mask on my face since I heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Seek other treatment: If you are truly allergic to aspirin, then you should avoid it. However, you should visit your physician to discuss what reaction you had to aspirin and determine if it is a true allergy or side effects. The good news is that there are several treatments for acne scarring that do not involve aspirin that you can explore look at this recent study please: Good luck.
http://tinyurl. Com/jfj8 ...Read more

10

10
Does hydrogen peroxide help heal cystic acne?

Much too weak: Cystic acne seldom responds well to any measure short of isotretinoin, which is not for the faint-hearted. Only a dermatologist can prescribe it. There are adjuncts, but don't expect much benefit from hydrogen peroxide -- its penetrates poorly. Benzoyl peroxide is a mainstay against milder acne. ...Read more

12

12
Acne treatment overnight asa! P, what to do?

Acne treatment overnight asa! P, what to do?

Not overnight: If you're old enough to have discovered healthtap, you're old enough to know that there are plenty of situations for which no "overnight" treatment is available. If tomorrow is the prom, cover it up with make-up. If there's a job interview next week, get with your physician; topical bezoyl peroxide plus a systemic antibiotic might clear you up on time. Recognize a long-term problem ; work hard. ...Read more

13

13
Does mix of aspirin and visine work on pimples?

Does mix of aspirin and visine work on pimples?

Wouldn't advise it: There are over the counter products with aspirin like chemicals in them at low concentrations. I would never advise anyone to try to mix up aspirin creating such a gel because you would likely cause a chemical burn on your face. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Help! Can asprin be used a medication for acne scar?

Help! Can asprin be used a medication for acne scar?

Not really: If you have a true "scar" then this needs to be dealt with by filling the depression if you have one and or dealing with a potential color discrepancy. If you have a depressed scar, you can release the adhesions below the scar, use some type of filler to raise the skin and then blend with some type of micro- or fully ablative technology.
http://www. Drkulick. Com/procedures_sr. Php. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Is cystic acne contagious?

No: Anyone with cystic acne should consider a course of Isotretinoin if they are an appropriate candidate. The microbes that cause acne are ubiquitous and on everybody's skin. ...Read more

20

20
Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Wish it were easy...: Even in dermatology, we struggle with cystic acne. Genetics, hormones and bacteria all seem to play a role.

Eating a healthy diet, low in sugary, processed foods and eliminating dairy can help some, but may not cure it. Topical and oral antibiotics are often necessary, and Isotretinoin may be needed as well. Sometimes hormonal therapies like spironolactone work wonders. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,173 Doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,491 Doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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