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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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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 I treat a deep cystic pimple ?

How can I treat a deep cystic pimple ?

Cystic pimple: Warm compresses and prescription retin a 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

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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 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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I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

staph: This sounds like it is infected with staph. When to get peeling and pus, this is an indicator that there may be more of an infection. Might be a good idea for a short course of antibiotics. Put a warm compress on it twice a day and gent express the pus. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What if i put vapor rub on my cystic pimple will it make it worse?

What if i put vapor rub on my cystic pimple will it make it worse?

Yes: The cyst from a pimple is plug pores and you want the pores to open up and for the material in it to come out. If you put vapor rub on it you may clog it up more and the cyst may get bigger. We using drying agents like benzyl peroxide to try to dry up the pimples which is over the counter. ...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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