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Old 06-02-2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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squrlflyin HB User
Question ugh someone help please!

i have been off accutane for several months and have only experienced a few pimples here and there. a couple days ago i noticed one that was starting to appear and didn't think much of it--but then the pimple started getting really big and it almost seems like theres a cluster of them-possibly cystic acne?--which is something i have never experienced. my boyfriend thought i had a giant bruise on my face! plus it hurts i'm hoping this is just a one time thing and that my face isn't turning against me. but what i was wondering is if anyone knows of anything i can buy just at a normal drug store that would help out with this. please respond--thank you!

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Old 06-02-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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where is it? chin? could be because of hormonal reasons, i wouldnt worry yet. but if it stays for more than a couple weeks (i swear ive had the same exact breakout for a couple months) id get it checked.

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Old 06-02-2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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squrlflyin HB User

it's on my cheek. it just looks so odd because my skin is clear-except for this giant, hideous bump! i think im gonna pick up some oxy 10% benzoyl peroxide stuff...hopefully that will help. :/

Old 06-02-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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Put neosporin on it for a day or two to reduce inflammation, then use BP to dry it up. Try the cream version with the analgesic. Perhaps that will help with the pain.

Old 06-03-2003, 07:51 AM   #5
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The same thing happened to me, I was perfectly clear and then I get this horrible bump on my cheek. I took ibuprofen and dabbed a little bit of neosporin on it. It took away the pain and some of the redness but it's still there for me. Thank god I can get it injected at the derm tomorrow!

Old 06-04-2003, 08:38 AM   #6
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squrlflyin HB User

well i went to the doctor yesterday to get this thing on my face checked out and it turns out i have a bacterial infection! which actually makes me happy, because its just a random thing and not the beginnings of my skin turning to ****. my glands in my throat are all swollen because my immune system is responding to the infection. so i got some antibiotic pills, and hopefully this thing will go away soooon!!!

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