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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


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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

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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

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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

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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 of the treatments for cystic acne. Since scarring is a concern , it is best to seek medical advice. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Get it managed: I'm going to assume that the diagnosis is substantiated. There's no explaining this curious disease. It's unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Cystic acne requires prescription medication and possibly a dermatology referral. ...Read more

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Is cystic acne related to hpv? I just developed painful and itchy cystic acne. I've never had this problem before

Is cystic acne related to hpv? I just developed painful and itchy cystic acne. I've never had this problem before

It is not related: Cystic acne is not related to HPV. It is a severe form of acne - u shd consult a dermatologist. Many forms of treatment exist and if ur dermatologist recommends isotretinoin or intra lesion steroid injections - he wld be the best judge to make the right choice for u. ...Read more

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Yesterday I received a cortisone shot for what I thought was cystic acne above eyebrow. Today the area is larger and red and painful. Dime size. Help!

Yesterday I received a cortisone shot for what I thought was cystic acne above eyebrow. Today the area is larger and red and painful. Dime size. Help!

Possible infection: Pain and redness might indicate infection. Call the clinic and seek urgent medical opinion to see if antibiotics are needed ...Read more

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My son has severe painful cystic acne. He taking accutane. I heard that sometimes oral antibiotic is also added on some patients. Is this a good idea?

My son has severe painful cystic acne. He taking accutane. I heard that sometimes oral antibiotic is also added  on some patients. Is this a good idea?

Probably: Since junior is on accutane, he's under a dermatologist's care and the decision should be made by him/her. Sometimes the rapid death of the bacteria from antibiotics in cystic acne can itself be troublesome. I'm very glad junior's getting effective treatment; thanks for making it possible. ...Read more

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I hv nodular cystic acne. N its very painful and hard. Can i go for laser therapy now. D breakouts are very much active. N please suggest name of therapy?

I hv nodular cystic acne. N its very painful and hard. Can i go for laser therapy now. D breakouts are very much active. N please suggest name of therapy?

Serious Rx: If you have not been offered a trial of isotretinoin, please get with your physician now and ask about this. It is not for the faint-hearted and there are risks, but most people who have needed it are glad. You also want an endocrine evaluation, and you may consider the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you. Laser isn't a magic answer. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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
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Pimples (Definition)

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