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What is the best solution to get rid of cystic acne?

What is the best solution to get rid of cystic acne?

Second opinion: If Isotretinoin has failed, it's possible you have one of the mimics rather than classic acne, especially at your age. I also trust you do not have sapho syndrome. Please get with a skin specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How do I get rid of cystic acne?

How do I get rid of cystic acne?

Get seen: You will need a dermatologist and very probably isotretinoin. This is not for the faint-hearted, but you'll probably be very glad you did in the long run. It is not a cure, and you may need a repeat. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cystic acne?

Scientific Rx: True cystic acne almost always requires isotretinoin. This is not pleasant, not cheap, and not risk-free, but it is well worth it. If you are responsible for the health of a young person with the chronic, disfiguring disease, you must get them to a competent physician. Neglecting this now will lead to a lifetime of regret / resentment. ...Read more

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Tell me how to get rid of cystic acne?

Tell me how to get rid of cystic acne?

Derm consult: For deep cystic acne, the best is still the somewhat dangerous and unpleasant group of vitamin a derivatives ("accutane" family) that only dermatologists can prescribe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

No: Forgive my frankness. You'll need a physician's prescription-strength treatment, probably isotretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a grave personal and social problem. Junior needs effective, evidence-based treatment, not a pricey trip to a glitzy spa. If you are responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health, it's your duty to provide it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is hormonal? Pcos? Menstrual history? Meds? Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. The hormone on iud and the injection birth control make it worse. Your dr needs to know these different hormones. Typically spironolactone is best. Some people just need to change their birth control. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my cystic acne quickly?

How to get rid of my cystic acne quickly?

This is serious: True cystic acne always requires systemic prescription Rx and usually requires isotretinoin. Get with your physician and ignore anything folks tell you about diet, hygiene, lifestyle, or "pop" / "natural" cures. You'll probably be offered isotretinoin. It is not pleasant and not for sissies. You're read the scare stories, but the medication is a life-saver. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of and prevent cystic acne?

Hard-core treatment: Cystic acne almost always requires isotretinoin. Only a dermatologist can rx it. It is not cheap, pleasant, or risk-free. But you owe it to yourself -- or whoever you are responsible for -- to take advantage of what science makes available. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of and prevent acne and cystic acne?

What can I use to get rid of and prevent acne and cystic acne?

OTC cleansers/Creams: Adult female acne is primarily hormonal. Start with over-the-counter acne regimen like proactiv line (benzyol peroxide) or cetaphil oil control foamy wash(salicylic acid). You can get effaclar cream by la-roche possay at a pharmacy and try it. Be sure to use a moisturize since use of these products will significantly dry your skin out. Visit your dermatologist to individualize your treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't get rid of my cystic acne. I've tried everything. Help!?

Dermatologist: Have you been evaluated by a dermatologist? If not consider seeing one for eval and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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