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Old 02-08-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Hello, there is a large cyst forming in the middle of my forehead between my eyebrows. What can I do to stop it? Any advice.

 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Hi - sorry, I have no advice other than to apply warm water, and don't touch it, but I feel your pain. I had one in the same place once, and the swelling got so bad my parents kept me home from school. Hopefully someone will have something more useful to say.
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Old 02-08-2004, 11:14 PM   #3
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

also ice helps w/ swelling too--i wash face well first, then put BP or another strong acne product right on the cyst w/ ice on top for as long as i can --2 min or so. ice helps the medication absorbe better too. also, taking an over the counter painkiller/anti inflammatory ive heard can help a lot too......just dont push/squeeze it though--if its a cyst that will only make it worse.

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Hi - sorry, I have no advice other than to apply warm water, and don't touch it, but I feel your pain. I had one in the same place once, and the swelling got so bad my parents kept me home from school. Hopefully someone will have something more useful to say.

 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:18 AM   #4
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Absolutely do not squeeze or poke it. I will tell you what works for me on those spots time after time....as a matter of fact, I did this last night and I am sure that the spot on my face will be clear by tonight. I'm no expert, just telling you what really works for me.....

Wash your face with warm water to open the pore a little....get a good clay mask and cover the swollen spot with the clay. Let it dry there and just leave it for a while. (an hour or so) Once you wash the clay off, dab some Preperation H on the spot (I'm serious...really) and leave it there overnight.

The cyst will shrink SUBSTANTIALLY overnight. It works for me everytime.

 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:37 AM   #5
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Try a hot water compress. Wet the corner of a clean towel with REALLY hot hot water. Then press down a few times for like a minute at a time. My derm told me hot water compresses are much more effective than ice. It has helped me before also.

 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:09 AM   #6
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Makes sense - Ice does reduce swelling (so does Preparation H), but heat promotes more blood flow, which helps healing.
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

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Hello, there is a large cyst forming in the middle of my forehead between my eyebrows. What can I do to stop it? Any advice.
Do you have a dermatologist? You should go see your doctor for a cortisone injection to take the inflammation immediately down. The other suggestions probably won't hurt, but may not help either. Go see your doctor.

 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:13 PM   #8
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

I also have cystic acne, and have 2 forming on my forehead atm. Anyone know of any good topicals for cysts?

 
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

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Hello, there is a large cyst forming in the middle of my forehead between my eyebrows. What can I do to stop it? Any advice.
Try hot water compresses followed by hydrocortisone cream then bp 20 minutes later and leave alone until the morning,also pop some ibuprofen asap

 
Old 03-07-2004, 10:16 AM   #10
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

My suggestion is to visit a facialist. It will cost money but well worth it!!!

 
Old 03-07-2004, 10:32 AM   #11
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

I know a lot of suggestions have already been thrown out, but i would definitely do the aspirin-mask just on that area.

Just dissolve a few aspirin pills in water, which forms a paste. dab it on and let it dry for 15 minutes. it's cheap and you have nothing to lose.

 
Old 03-07-2004, 10:50 AM   #12
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Re: Cyst forming on forehead, please help

Thanks everyone. I did the hot compress and found it made the cyst come to a head faster.

 
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I know a lot of suggestions have already been thrown out, but i would definitely do the aspirin-mask just on that area.

Just dissolve a few aspirin pills in water, which forms a paste. dab it on and let it dry for 15 minutes. it's cheap and you have nothing to lose.

I have never heard of an aspirin mask...hmmm Worth a shot--Thanks for the suggestion! Cassie

 
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