I just wanted to tell everyone how I dealt with my cysts while I had them... I talked to my boyfriend's mother (the smartest woman I know) and she said that suprisingly enough, ZINC OXIDE ointment (aka diaper rash cream) works really good on alot of things you wouln't expect it to. The first time I tried it, I had a tremendous cyst on my chin. At night, I spread the zinc oxide ointment (CVS generic brand) on the cyst and covered it with a bandaid. The next morning, the cyst was remarkably smaller and less inflamed. I would also recommend taking Aleve. It is an anti-inflammatory drug and taking a couple takes down the inflamation of cysts really well. If you are opposed to taking drugs like Aleve, you can try Benedryl... it has an anti-histimine agent that can help as well. I used to use all three at once and my cyst would go away REALLY REALLY FAST.
Thanks for the info. I currently have a cyst on my chin that is slowly going down, but , boy they take awhile to heal.
So this zinc oxide is it called cvs ointment or do you just ask the pharmacist for zinc oxide cream, not sure here, can you help out and does it draw out the cyst or start healing right away???
Is benedryl also an anti inflammatory drug or a cream???
Thanks for any help you can give. Arent cysts just the worst, they make me feel deformed or something??? <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/alien.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/hammer.gif">
Okay here's the deal--
At Walgreen's or CVS (or any other pharmacy I guess) this stuff is on the aisles, so you don't have to ask a pharmacist. My tube is called "ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT skin protectant" It is the Walgreen's brand, not the name brand. It comes in a red white and blue box. When you put it on, it doesn't extract... it shrinks the cyst. So basically as soon as you get one you should apply the stuff instead of trying to extract **BAD IDEA**. Good luck.
My mother used to suffer from cystic acne when she was a teen. She went to the doctor and he gave her this pot of white cream for them... it seemed to have helped. In later years when she had babies she noticed the zinc oxide cream she used to rub into their bottoms was what she used on her cysts!! I will have to go into the drugstore sometime this week and get a pot or tube.
I have actually read about Zinc Oxide and acne and I agree with you. I also heard that it's good for discoloration as well. If anyone tries it for a long period of time keep us posted <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">