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Lestat
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posted 04-14-2003 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lestat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not sure if i get cyst or not, I mean i get these red bumbs on my inner cheek near my nose and there not like the other pimples. They dont have a white head its more there just red bumps.There also larger and take about twice as long to go away.
They come up in the same spots but I only ever have about 3 at one time.
Is this cysts and if so does the fact I seem to be getting them in different places mean I am about to break out in cystic acne?

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posted 04-14-2003 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nj guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a cyst is usually like a big bump, no head,and really hard from what i heard. they are using not red or anything, but can be.

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posted 04-14-2003 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nymue     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just going to ask this same question. I get these big painful pimples that I can feel coming up underneath the skin. They are like hard lumps, much bigger than a regular pimple. Mine will come to a head, however, if I don't spot treat the hell out of them, and they are red. And whether they come up to the surface or not, they take a long time to go away.

I always just called them "big painful pimples", but now I am wondering if they are actually cysts.

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posted 04-14-2003 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MysteryGrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What you're all describing sounds exactly like what I've had. Once a year I'll get one huge (and I mean HUGE) cyst on my cheek area. My derm says its a cyst and it usually takes one month for mine to go away. I usually get a shot of corizone and it and it flattens it significantly within 24 hours (it may cause scarring, that's the only downside). I don't know what to suggest any of you use on it because I've been unsuccessful at treating them on my own.

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posted 04-14-2003 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trainboxer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had two very hard pimples with no head that felt like they were way underneath the skin. They caused big bumps on my skin. The truth is that I think I got them from applying BP all over my face for days.
These big bumps wouldn't go away for like a week no matter how much BP I used on them. They just did not change in size or look like they were going to go away any time soon.

So then I decided to do the egg yolk mask and then these huge pimples dramatically went down the next morning. They healed pretty quick after that within a matter of days. Anyways, I always used like a facial cloth to make sure I got all of the egg off and it worked pretty darn well.

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posted 04-14-2003 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for poreoilyme     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cysts--like someone stuck a marble up under your skin, painful, and will swell to the size of a baseball and turn bright red if you push it prematurely. Pimples aren't even in this league. These babies will make you want to stay in bed with the covers over your head so no one sees you. You have to invent creative excuses for why your face is growing a mini-volcano because everyone has this strange desire to know what's up. As if being stigmatized is why you put it there for people to notice.

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posted 04-14-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sedulous     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
poreoilyme, you crack me up! i have the same problem... gawd, i hate those cystic f**kers!

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posted 04-14-2003 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aaron43     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A cyst is not somthing you wanna look at.

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posted 04-14-2003 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aaron43     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think RETIN-A pretty much controls cystic acne once applied for over 12 weeks.

I am in the 9th week of this stuff and it seems to work great.

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