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Old 06-05-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Question what is this??

Did anyone ever have a pimple that lasted a really long time. I have this pimple that has been on my nose since December. But I really don't think it is a pimple but what else could it be? It has become smaller but it's still there. How do I get it to go away?

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Old 06-05-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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I've had cystic acne that lasted for about 3 months. That is as bad as it gets, I think.

In those situations, the doctor usually injects a shot into the pimple to totally flatten it within 48 hours.

But in your case, somthing that has been there since December, thats over 6 months - I doubt it is a single pimple.

It might be a recurring cystic that never ends. Check w/ the derm and if it is a zit - a shot will make it go away in 48 hours.

By the way - does it hurt? If not, then there is no deep skin inflamation - therefore - not a CYST.

Old 06-05-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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i've had some small clogged pores that have been around for months at a time, same with cysts that stick around and vary in their degree of inflammation and infection. i find the best thing for them is some sort of exfoliant, like AHA or BHA.
i have just gone to town and squeezed a couple, and the result wasn't good- i ended up with a really enlarged pore.

Old 06-05-2003, 10:42 AM   #4
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currently I have at least 15 that have been on my face under the skin since approx January or so. Maybe even December but I can't remember. I have tried tazorac which ripped my skin to shreds even while not using it over night. Now I am using azeleic acid...finacea 15%...and I am not sure if it is helping or not. I Pray it will, but then again, I thought the tazorac was working for awhile. I also use glycolic facial cleanser (have for 5 years or so) and I still get them stuck under there......

I hate them too!


Old 06-05-2003, 11:08 AM   #5
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I had one of these on my was there for a month before I got in injected but a few weeks after the injection, it came back but only to about half the size it was before. I finally got it reinjected yesterday and after 3 months of this thing being here, it's finally gone. Get an injection if you can, they're well worth it.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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No it doesn't hurt...I was using something before but it started ripping away the skin on my nose so I stopped using is going it has a little dot on it...not like a white head but something that looks like u can pop and puss will come out

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