I have had about 5 major cysts in the past few months and they leave these tiny hard bead-like bumps under my skin which you cannot see, but never go away! I have two near my lips and it's not like I really care, but it's kind of annoying. Does this happen with all cysts? Will they just stay there forever? Does this happen to anyone else, or am I just insane?
yea i have those hard bumps every once in a while too. as a matter of fact i have 2, right under my left ear. they are really annoying. from my experience it starts to fade after 4-5 days for me but still pretty red. Hope yours go away soon.
I usually scratch the skin off the tops of mine. Then a teeny tiny scab will form, which I can subsequently (slowly and carefully) peel off, lifting out the "bead" in the process. The bead sticks to the scab, somehow.
definitely ask for ur dermatologist's help. if ur cyst has a head, ur derm will be able to extract it for u. otherwise, if it's just a bump without head, cortisone injection is ur best bet. ur cyst will clear up within a day or two. but not all derm performed this injection, so call and ask around. good luck!
I used to do my own with success, but you really have to know how to do it right or you'll end up in worse shape. You have to use a needle (the size of the needle is really the key) and push just the right way. It can be done, and you can get them out for good, but, hey, I had years to practice to get so good at it, lol! Thank you, B5, I don't need those skills any longer, but maybe I can rent myself out to you, lol!
[This message has been edited by poreoilyme (edited 07-09-2003).]
Hm, I think these bumps are here for good. They don't feel like pimples anymore and not like cystic acne. More like a very tiny pebble is stuck under my skin, not filled with any fluid or puss, but a hard mass of skin cells or something. It's hard to explain, I guess I should just mention in to my derm.