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Old 01-22-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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Accutane question

I just started accutane and was wondering. If I get like a cyst on my shoulder and it forms into a big whiteheaded cyst. Is it alright to pop it? I just can't help popping it. Will it make my healing process longer?

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Old 01-22-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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Re: Accutane question

It really depends. Obviously, you should never pop a cyst, but if its a whitehead that is big and looks like its about to pop, you should pop it and clean the area. For a cyst that becomes a whitehead, I wouldnít touch it unless it really looks like itís ready to pop. If you do pop it, I would wash it with an acne fighting soap (you can use a gentle one if your on Accutane) and then leave it alone. If you were not on Accutane, I would put some bp 10% on it to kill the rest of the bacteria.

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Old 01-22-2005, 01:19 AM   #3
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Re: Accutane question

thanx..and oh yea I was wondering, Does everybody get initial breakouts on accutane, or does anyone know if some people can get by without having a big break out?

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