Top
30
Doctor insights on: How To Treat Cystic Acne On Chin

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Neal Schwartz
169 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Seldom have pimple/cystic acne. ONE cystic appeared 1mnth ago, no longer red but big bump remain & it won't come to a head. How do I treat it?

Seldom have pimple/cystic acne. ONE cystic appeared 1mnth ago, no longer red but big bump remain & it won't come to a head. How do I treat it?

Let it be: Leaving it alone is the best option. You may try warm fomentation. Do not try to pop it as that will only lead to a scar. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

3

3
I'm 37 and suddenly breaking out with cystic acne all over my face(norm 1-2 a month on chin). No change in diet or lifestyle. Why now? How to treat?

I'm 37 and suddenly breaking out with cystic acne all over my face(norm 1-2 a month on chin). No change in diet or lifestyle. Why now? How to treat?

Hormonal, stress: Acne is one of those things that is always waiting there to attack if you give it a chance. So depending on hormonal changes in some, stress in others, it can erupt. Often times it is self limited and will improve with some time. Now, if you do not want to wait there are always skin care products and medications to help. See your physician or specialist for more info. ...Read more

4

4
I keep getting large, painful cystic acne on my chin. One goes away & new one comes up. It's leaving scars. What can I do to prevent them/treat them?

I keep getting large, painful cystic acne on my chin. One goes away & new one comes up.  It's leaving scars. What can I do to prevent them/treat them?

Serious Rx: You've already had microdermabrasion. It's time to ask your treating dermatologist about comprehensive care for your acne, up to and including systemic tetracycline or a similar antibiotic, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

5

5
16. W/ cystic acne mainly on chin. Mens has gone irregular lately. Lack of sleep. Rarely eats veggies. Tried salicylic. How to treat my acne?

16. W/ cystic acne mainly on chin. Mens has gone irregular lately. Lack of sleep. Rarely eats veggies. Tried salicylic. How to treat my acne?

Your symptoms: suggest possible POS (Polycystic ovaries) and there is treatment which could regulate your periods AND help your skin. Discuss your symptoms with your Family Physician or Gynecologist!!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

6

6
I have worsening cystic acne on chin. Itchy and dry. Afew have been around for weeks. On monodox (doxycycline monohydrate). I have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. Help.?

I have worsening cystic acne on chin. Itchy and dry. Afew have been around for weeks. On monodox (doxycycline monohydrate). I have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. Help.?

Treatable.: Hi, Oral antibiotics for acne are hit or miss. Please try to prevent any emotional trauma if these pills don't bring you all the way to total satisfaction. I made a video that may help prevent the emotional impact of this common approach:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYW3I6giJEg

hope it helps, have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

7

7
Developing serious cystic acne on my chin--what to do?

Developing serious cystic acne on my chin--what to do?

Acne: A dermatologist can diagnose and treat cystic acne. Topical and oral antibacterials, Accutane, etc. Are some treatments for cystic acne. Since scarring is a concern, it is best to seek medical advice. ...Read more

8

8
Cystic acne on my chin. Please help what can I do?

Cystic acne on my chin. Please help what can I do?

Hit it hard: Cystic acne may require Isotretinoin even if it is relatively localized. This is a serious personal and professional liability you'll need addressed with prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

9

9
Since turning 18 I have developed cystic acne on my chin. I'm now 20 and it still is effecting me? Dianette isn't helping either did the acne tablets

Since turning 18 I have developed cystic acne on my chin. I'm now 20 and it still is effecting me?  Dianette isn't helping either did the acne tablets

Need very strong Rx: Cystic acne that has not responded to the anti-androgen / estrogen medication that you have been taken will require medications that only a dermatologist can prescribe, and that will be unpleasant. I wish you luck. With acne this severe, your primary care physician may also want to evaluate you for some cause of hormonal disturbance / metabolic syndrome; aerobic fitness may be helpful as well. ...Read more

11

11
I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) 3 days ago and I'm breaking out bad cystic acne on my chin will this go away?

I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) 3 days ago and I'm breaking out bad cystic acne on my chin will this go away?

Talk to your doctor: Your doctor will better know whether what you are experiencing is truly a side effect of your Lexapro (escitalopram) (for which they may suggest an alternative) or due to some other unrelated cause in which case you will be able to continue your Lexapro (escitalopram) unabated. ...Read more

12

12
I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets.
An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic. Com/cures/acne. Html
here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

13

13
Painful lumps under skin by chin areas and it I feel pressure in my check area and under eyes with lumps. Is it cystic acne and why do my gums hurt?

Painful lumps under skin by chin areas and it I feel pressure in my check area and under eyes with lumps. Is it cystic acne and why do my gums hurt?

More than 1: You may have more than 1 concurrent problem. See your General Physician or a Dermatologist to review skin lesions. See your General Dentist or Periodontist to evaluate gums for infection. Don't expect magic healing, seek professional care. ...Read more

16

16
I am 16 years old experiencing cystic acne mainly on my chin. I have irregular cycle, lack of sleep, and I rarely eat vegetables. I've tried salicylic?

I am 16 years old experiencing cystic acne mainly on my chin. I have irregular cycle, lack of sleep, and I rarely eat vegetables. I've tried salicylic?

Spironolactone: What is an 'irregular cycle of sleep'? Eat vegetables but diet is not a factor in your acne. Spironolactone 50 or 100mg a day. If not obviously better in 3 months, add 50 or 100mg a day of minocycline or doxycycline. If not better in another 3 months, then isotretinoin will rescue you. Do not take any of these if pregnant. ...Read more

17

17
Hello, I have what looks to be a pimple just above my lip. It appears to have a white head. It is a little sore. I do have cystic acne and get pimples on my face. I'm writing you to find out if it is just a pimple or whether it could be a cold sore. I d

Hello, I have what looks to be a pimple just above my lip. It appears to have a white head. It is a little sore. I do have cystic acne and get pimples on my face. I'm writing you to find out if it is just a pimple or whether it could be a cold sore. 

I d

MOST LIKELY COLD SOR: The location and description is more suggestive of a cold sore. Having said that it is very difficult to say with certainty what it is without looking at it.If you are concerned about it get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

18

18
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

23

23
Is it okay to use leftover doxycycline (previously used to treat cystic acne a few months ago) to treat my UTI?

Is it okay to use leftover doxycycline (previously used to treat cystic acne a few months ago) to treat my UTI?

Not OK: First, your UTI should be professionally confirmed, ideally in person or at least speaking with your doctor if your symptoms are typical and you did a home self test to confirm positive WBC and nitrite in your urine. Second, doxycycline is not a recommended drug for UTI. And since you took the drug fairly recently, there is a good chance the bacteria causing your UTI is resistant to it. ...Read more

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
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

28

28
My cystic acne breakout starts again on my cheeks. But this time fewer. How I treat them. I am depressed?

My cystic acne breakout starts again on my cheeks. But this time fewer. How I treat them. I am depressed?

Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However, the consequences are well understood and may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, medications & skin care are commonly recommended; in europe, surgery is more common ...Read more

29

29
How many mg of a corticosteroid is the maximum amount that a dermatologist can inject to treat facial cystic acne?

How many mg of a corticosteroid is the maximum amount that a dermatologist can inject to treat facial cystic acne?

We use 2.5mg/cc: Yes... We use 2.5mg/cc and inject between a 1/2 to 1 cc depending on the size of the cyst.... But the concentration will vary a little depending on which steroid you use. We use traimcinolone acetonide. There is no real maximum concentration but if you use too strong of a concentration or inject too large of a volume you can cause steroid atrophy. ...Read more

30

30
I'm interested in kojic acid and its benefits — would it help treat or prevent cystic acne? Can I use it with other doctor prescribed lotions?

I'm interested in kojic acid and its benefits — would it help treat or prevent cystic acne? Can I use it with other doctor prescribed lotions?

No: Kojic acid is a chelating agent which can affect skin pigmentation disorders. Other than the fact that it has to do with your skin it has nothing in common with cystic acne for which there is a good medicine. Speak to your doc about it. ...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
2,492 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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