microwave..Thats great it worked for you. I have persistant acne and get cyst flare ups about once a year, knock on wood. (have tried everything short of accutane). I read somewhere about people noticing when they were taking ibuprophen for pain/injury for a week or two and had cystic acne that the cysts got better..figured it must have been the ibuprophen and tried it again when cycst flared up and it worked. I would not take this stuff long term. There are almost side effects, some bad, even with something common and ibupro. So every once in a while for a few days or so I take some...but not on a daily basis when no flare ups. I wonder if it would work for people who have these things all the time?