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Old 01-08-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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help for cystic ance

Hi,

I get large painful cysts. I believe they are realted to my hormones since they occur before and after that time of the month. Is there anything that can help with these?

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Old 01-08-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: help for cystic ance

Painful cystic acne is an annoyance to deal with. I used to have lots of these. The only thing that worked for me were cortisone injections and accutane. Haven't had any cysts since August!

 
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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Re: help for cystic ance

Well, yes and no. Trust me when I say this. Touching a cyst every 20 minutes just to make sure that its okay will make it 3 times as big, and twice as red.

I had a cyst on my chin that lasted for 3 weeks and became as big as a penny because I touched it so much. I got another cyst a few days ago. I never touched it, and put ice on it. This did the trick. The cyst isn't very noticeable now.

I know nothing about a girl's period (I'm a guy, what do you expect), but birth control pills may help you a lot.

 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Re: help for cystic ance

RE) the above post: Nope...not me any way...BC GAVE me cysts after my son was born. es it IS humiliating and painful. My skin looks worse than it did when I was a teenager.

 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:59 AM   #5
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Re: help for cystic ance

Whenever I feel a zit coming up, I'd do an aspirin mask or the Queen Helene mint julep mask. Either will help suppress the zit.

 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:28 PM   #6
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Re: help for cystic ance

Really? A lot of girls told me that birth control completely cleared their skin up.

 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:47 PM   #7
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Re: help for cystic ance

Believe me, BCP sounds tempting, but IME they make me really depressed. Also I'm feeling a bit hesitant to go on meds for 1-3 cysts a month. Isn't there anything else that can help?

 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:47 AM   #8
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Re: help for cystic ance

I got cystic acne when I became pregnant with my son. It has never gone away and he's 16. I went on spironolactone a few years ago and it has helped a lot. I still got them every once in a while, but only a few times a year. It's worth looking into for females. The derm wanted me to do accutane or this.

 
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