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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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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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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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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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At what point should I go to doctor for a cystic pimple on my back? It's big and painful to sit back in my chair! at home cures available?

At what point should I go to doctor for a cystic pimple on my back?  It's big and painful to sit back in my chair!  at home cures available?

Warm soaks: I would take a warm washcloth and put it in a plastic bag. Soak the area 2 or 3 times a day. If it does not rain in afew days for you develop a fever i would see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for cystic pimples?

What is a good treatment for cystic pimples?

Antibiotics accutane: Antibiotic for acute cystic acne is standard treatment, but laser can be very helpful for many people. For severe cystic acne if laser is not totally successful than the last treatment available would be Accutane which requires monitoring over a 15-20 week course byva dermatologist registered to use accutane. ...Read more

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