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Old 01-11-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Any suggestions for cystic acne and/or shaving acne

I have been getting really big cysts on my forehead, nothing wants to get rid of them, not even prescription creams... any ideas?
i just wish the things would pop so the junk comes out and it can heal

also, my skin is very sensitive and shaving doesnt help, i always get little breakouts, sometimes a lot of small ones on a small patch of skin
my dermo suggested i use Aveeno shave gel which i have been, and i use Nivea aftersgave lotion
does anyone have anything that would help my skin more? i also get ingrown hairs alot due to shaving and there is nothing that stops them either, BP lotion just dries me out too much

any help is much appreciated
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Old 01-12-2003, 02:54 PM   #2
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Cysts are an infection deep under your skin, that most often times can only be treated internally...either through antibiotics, accutane, etc...
For my ingrown hairs, my derm recommended this product called Tendskin...just dab it on after shaving and you're cool.

 
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Old 01-12-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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Yes cysts need accutane. As far as shaving do not use any lotion that irritates your skin, such as menthol. Use a single edge disposable razor instead of double or triple edge. For ingrown hairs wash ypor face with a mild soap after you shave. I have found that helps stop ingrown hairs.

 
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That's a good point about using disposable razors. Razor companies generally use low grade steel (to make you buy more). Since a corroded or worn blade can aggravate your skin, it is probably wise to use a fresh blade as often as possible.

 
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well i use the mach3 turbo... replace the blade about once a week or so

thats the wierd thing... the areas i shave are never that bad... yes i break out often, but its usually not too serious, usually healed within a few days, but i do sometimes get serious ones which almost always come from an ingrown hair, i have to wait for the hair to be near the surface enough to pluck out with a tweezer, then it finally heals

but on the rest of my face, the sides next to my nose and my forehead especially have been very bad lately
nothing seems to work for them
i think i am going to ask my dermo about accutane since that seems to working for alot of people

 
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Goodmuckle, can you buy Tendskin at the drugstore or does the derm have to prescribe it?

 
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:05 AM   #8
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I know that you can order tendskin off of the internet, it's not a prescription med.

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Old 01-16-2003, 05:45 PM   #10
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Thanks Chris.

Are you using Tendskin too?

 
Old 03-13-2003, 03:45 PM   #11
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i returned the tendskin i ordered because it burnt my skin red raw and made me look ten times worse lol

 
Old 03-13-2003, 04:13 PM   #12
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I don't necessarily agree that cysts *need* accuatane. I had horrible cystic acne on my chin and cheeks, and since last march have been using antibiotics and retin-a micro, and my face is totally clear.

Have you checked w/your derm?

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Old 03-13-2003, 05:55 PM   #13
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Cysts dont need accutane I agree. And since there can be such bad side effects with accutane, it should be considered very risky.

 
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