Posted by 17medic, 09 May 2014 · 200 views
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Hi, I am a 14 year old girl with acne. I had my first breakout at around the age of 12-just a couple pimples on my nose. There has been redness in that area ever since. My acne has been getting progressively worse. I have pimples on my forehead, my chin, and my cheeks. I am so embarrassed. In October (ish), I got a bump on my cheek about an inch under my eye. I though nothing of it, considering that I had gotten one a week ago and it disappeared just as quickly. However, it stayed. By late November I realized I had to do something about it. (I have tried everything for acne-EVERYTHING-nothing works) But this was embarrassing. People asked me what it was-at church, at school. They asked me why I didn't do anything to get rid of it. I wanted to scream and say "I'M TRYING TO DO SOMETHING! SHUT UP!" The reality of it is, unless you have cysts or major acne, no one understands how hard it is. There are times where I have just broken down and cried because of the stupid inch-long swelled bump on my face. It especially gets to me when girls at school go, "Ugh I wish my face would just clear up." And they have a tiny pimple on their nose, and that's it. My entire face is covered with pimples and a cyst. Recently I have tried apple cider vinegar and it seems to be helping the pimples but not the cyst. I am planning to go to a dermatologist. I have some questions - will a cortisone injection get rid of the cyst? Or is there a minor surgery that they can do to get rid of it? In a month or so I'm flying out to my family in another state and I really want my cyst to be gone by then. Acne is understandable but most people find it weird and disgusting that you have such a huge swelling on your face. Is there any way, with cortisone injections, surgery, or anything else that may possibly get rid of my cyst in less than a month? If you have ever experienced this please help me. Thank you.