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  1. My nose bump is not painful, and soft to the touch. It formed after a cyst was there. It's been here for 8 months total, and 5 months without me damaging it. There was another one last year that disappeared after 4-6 months on its own. 5/30/2015 I looked up pictures of nose keloids. I don't reccomend, because they're disgusting and look nothing like ours. So I guess we should go our own route on this. If any of you see specialists, please post what they said it was. I've heard of doctors coming up with different answers, so it probably isn't documented.. http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Keloids So here's some solutions that I've found: Home Remedies Rubbing Alcohol (CAUTION) Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Things Doc can do Shaving Cauterizing Various laser treatments "Homemade" methods (Caution): Burning with sun and magnifying glass Burning with lighter and copper wire Found some additional info here: www.topix.com/forum/med/dermatology/TTBJJI77TIU3JDRIF/p4 make sure to copy the entire URL, guys. If you don't copy paste it, then it won't take you directly to the page with the nose bump solutions. She used aspirin with water. I don't trust the industry, but hey, use at your own risk.
  2. This is pretty long, so please bare with me. I have also attached pictures below, but I don't feel like it shows my scarring on my cheeks that well. I was on 6 months of doxycycline (over 2 years ago) to clear up existing acne while using atralin. After 6 months on the antibiotic I switched to taking Nicazel Forte continuously while still using atralin. (Currently using both) I have discussed treatment options with an esthetician at my dermatologist's office. I was told that laser resurfacing won't do much for my situation since my scars are 'not that bad' and to look at other places for other options. Also, kind of off topic, but I have a small cyst on my face that is only noticeable when touched. (Smaller than a pea sized underneath) I have had a steroid injection which only made it smaller, but my dermatologist didn't want to do another since she was worried of the skin sinking in. I was quoted $1,200 to remove it. Is that reasonable in the dermatology industry? Which type of scarring do I seem to have? I have had the scarring on my forehead for many years, but the ones on my cheeks are a few years old. I'm not sure if that matters in terms of treatment. Since I was told that lasers won't help me what might? My skin is very sensitive, so I want to be careful with treatment obviously. I appreciate any responses in advance!
  3. Large cyst

    Hello! I have been battling severe cystic acne for the past three months, seemingly out of nowhere. Through a very strict regimen, I have managed to clear up most of it. While I am left with many scars, I'm hoping those will fill in with time. However, I have a rather large area on my face (about 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch large) that is hard to the touch and raised. From this spot, multiple inflamed cysts continue to rise. When one FINALLY heals, another forms. What can I do to stop this cycle?
  4. I'm on my third month of accutane on 40mg a day as I've had a LOT of side effects, mainly being dry everywhere! Anyway one day I woke up with a weird white tiny lump on my upper waterline of my eye, it made my eye so so itchy for the whole day and it was uncomfortable to blink. I prodded it with a cotton bud in the evening and it basically burst straight away, so it was like having a yellow head type of spot on my waterline... then it was suddenly gone! I am just wondering anyone else has experienced anything similar? my dermotologist says its nothing to worry about as it disappeared quickly but it was a weird experience haha!
  5. Huge cyst on face!

    Hi so it's been a few months I have had a huge cyst on my face. It's killing me inside I won't go outside I won't hangout without friends I spend my time in the bathroom at school at lunch barley talk to anyone. I've never been like this I always had so much confidence. About 3 months ago I had a blind pimple 2 of them really close to each other I didn't do anything then they combined and formed a large cyst on my face. I was prescribed antibiotics like minocyline and it worked but not that much now I'm taking tetracycline. My doctor referred me to a dermatologist and it's going to take 3 months! I also use clindamycin/Benzoyl Peroxide Gel not doing much my doctor said I need accutane but he said he can't prescribe it. I've used a needle and poke it, everything drains but then the cyst comes back!! Keeps coming back. I'll include some pictures thank you.
  6. please help, since the young age of 12 I've been suffering from nodular/cystic acne on my chin. These pimples get huge and always form a head. I've changed my diet, only drink water, no dairy, sugar or gluten, I recently started taking omega 3, turmeric, zinc, and vitex! I've taken vitex before and it cleared my acne for 8 weeks and then it came back(I wasn't eating healthy back hen! I've taken birth control and that cleared all my acne except I still got a huge cyst before my period. Lately I've been getting a nodular pimple ever week sometimes twice a week they're so massive... since changing my diet acne has cleared up on my forehead but my cheeks still get blackheads whiteheads and sometimes cyst. growing up my acne was really only on my chin and nose and in highschool it slowly spread to my forehead and then to my cheeks! I also get pimples above my mouth that are huge painful and inflamed. I don't get more than 5 pimples a week but they're all huge inflamed and embrassaing
  7. UGHHH where do I start. So I'm 20 years old and I've had acne since I was 12 years old. Ive never had severe acne but I've always gotten these huge cyst/nodules on my chin, I use to get them on my nose as well but now just my chin. I've never seen anyone else who gets these types of pimples, mine are massive. They've taken a tole on me mentally. I've tried birth control, which cleared my cheek and forehead acne but not my chin acne. I don't want to do anything that isn't a holistic approach. I'm depressed and desperate for help! Any advice is appreciate like supplements or vitamins I should take. I've taken vitex and it worked for 8 weeks clearing ALL my acne but then it returned:/ currently I've been breaking out all over my face, it's worse than it was in high school or middle school! PLEASE HELP!! I drink a lot of water eat healthy and have an organic skincare routine
  8. so i believe I have raised scars I suffer from terrible nodular acne on my acne I'll insert pictures of how massive they can get. Please help I always try to do things holistically!! I believe I suffer from inflammatory acne, I don't get a bunch of break outs but when I do they always get so red and huge. I don't believe it's common.
  9. Day 1 - I am starting of at a low dosage of 10mg/day as told by my dermatologist. I just took my first pill right after a heavy meal as I heard heavy meals help the pill to absorb better. My routine consists of gentle cleansing, toner, and moisturizer day and night. I will wear a cc cream with SPF 50 if I go out. Day 2 - I have not experienced any side effects, nor has there been any change in my acne. My friends tell me to try rubbing raw potato on my skin, as it can help clear acne faster. Does anyone know if this actually works, and if it is safe to do it while on accutane? My dermatologist also tells me that it is okay to put benzoyl peroxide on my skin to help clear the acne faster, is this actually advisable? Wouldn't it be too harsh on my skin while I am on accutane? I have a really sensitive skin combination skin btw. Oily everywhere except on the jawline where it is really dry. Like it's always really red after shower or if I accidentally touch or scratch my face. NOTE: Most of my acne is located on my cheeks, eyebrows, jawline, and neck. I am planning to take vitamin E and zinc supplements. Does anyone know if this is good to do while on accutane? Thanks for reading! I will be posting pictures for each week after week 1 ends.
  10. Had a big boil on my bum the other day. Big, red, swollen, very painful. It popped the other day and puss was coming out and blood was too. Cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and put gause on it. Can someone please tell me what it is and what I do to make it go away? It is so incredibly painful I can't sit or walk correctly. It's right where my butt cheek and thigh meet. Please help!!!
  11. Hello, I have these bumps or I don't know what to call them but I guess they're sort of like cysts. They don't hurt or anything, they're just all over my jawline! I've done accutane a few months and it got rid of my acne except for these cyst like bumps. They won't come to a head or anything. HELP!!! What should I do?? I attached pictures so you can see what I mean. It's on both sides of my jawline/neck.
  12. Hi guys, I'm in agony here! I got a massive cyst on my face more than 3 months ago. My dermatologist said it was too hard to drain and gave me a cortisone injection. It went down for about month, then came back and even spread a little. After a lot of home remedies and heat packing (none or which worked) I ended up going to get it surgically drained. The dermatologist made a small incision, squeezed it a lot, dug around with a scalpel and put a bandage on it. While she was able to get a lot out, it was still swollen afterwards. That never got better, so now two weeks later I have basically a red-purple cyst on my face that is just 30% smaller. I can't even see the incision anymore. I'm not sure if I should try to get it surgically drained a second time or not. I'm just wondering what went wrong with the surgery and if anyone else has had this happen? She didn't irrigate the site, or give me any antibiotics to take afterwards, as I'm on a low-dose doxycycline (40mg) all the time. If you've had a cyst drained, did the surgeon rinse it out and did you have to take a course of antibiotics afterwards? I want to make sure I do it right this time so my face isn't scarred too badly! Thanks!
  13. It's been just over a month and a half on Accutane. I'm on 40mg once daily. My skin had an initial breakout when I first started that was really bad but only lasted about a week. Once my skin healed from that it was nearly flawless besides scarring and hyperpigmentation. Then once again my skin broke out last week, assumably from my period, and it's slowly starting to heal up now. I've also gotten a few closed comedones (?) their like little headless pimples on my cheeks. They aren't too bad but they are annoying. My forehead is probably the clearest. My skin is a lot less oily which I love because I don't have to worry about blotting my skin multiple times day. I got a few cysts last week that I tried not to pop but I gave in once I saw sign of them coming to a head. I know I shouldn't pop but they hurt so bad under the pressure. They've flattened now and just need to heal.
  14. I know this really isn't acne discussion and I apologise for the self promo haha! In case anyone wants to follow me my instagram is lydiatank and my twitter is lazylydiaa! I'll follow back everyone.
  15. I have almost been on Accutane for two weeks now and I am suffering from an initial breakout. Eek! I've got two hard lumps on my jawline that don't hurt but are really deep and huge. I also have a big chin pimple that's deep under the skin but it doesn't hurt which I find strange. I'm using an icepack to numb the pain and the sides of my face are filled with scabs that are slowly healing up. My forehead had lots of comedones before but they are starting to fade. I suppose that's something positive so far! Let's hope this initial breakout won't last long.
  16. I start accutane in 2 days and I have some questions. My skin is severe comedonal acne and moderate cystic acne from my face to my chest, back, lower back, and arms. I have tried Minocycline, Doxycycline, Clindamycin foam, topical tretinoin, and a sulfur wash, all with little to no success. I was wondering if anyone with comedonal acne has had success with accutane or did make it worse? Also, did you go through the so called purging stage, where you break out like crazy? What are some good facial cleansers and moisturizers while on Accutane?
  17. Hi guys, I had a massive cyst on my face that a dermatologist incised and drained 5 days ago. I've never had this done before, so didn't really know what to expect. I'm worried because it's still quite swollen. It was the size of a quarter and is now the size of a dime. How long do these things usually take to fully heal? I'm concerned that maybe she didn't clean it out well enough or maybe it needed to drain more but healed too quickly (I couldn't even see the incision by the next day.) Has anyone had to get a cyst re-incised just days later? I just want a lump-free face for a while! I'd love any input on this. Thanks!
  18. Hi guys, I'm hoping some of you might have advice on what I should do! I've had cystic acne and rosacea for a number of years, but it's mostly around my mouth, so not that severe. Two+ months ago I got a huge, swollen lump between my mouth and jaw, which was so much worse than any spot I'd had before. I went to my dermatologist who said it was just acne, but that it was too hard to try to surgically drain. He gave me a cortisone injection (first time I've had one!) and it went down by at least 50%. Since then, I've just been waiting for it to magically disappear. Two weeks ago it got swollen again, and it looks terrible. It's about 3/4" in diameter and red. It's much softer and more painful this time, so maybe it could be cut out, but I'd prefer to try something less invasive first. Has anyone had a cortisone shot fail like that, or had to get a second one months later? I don't want to overdo it since they can cause craters. Any suggestions on how to draw it up or get it to heal? I've been heat packing it, but nothing is really happening yet. I'm also taking zinc, fish oils, and using topical niacin. Many thanks!! Here it is: *shudder*
  19. Initial breakout on yaz

    So, I've just started my 3rd pack of Yaz. I've been breaking out pretty consistently ever since I've finished my first pack. People say that you should start to see your breakouts change and start getting better. Like I said, I've been breaking out pretty consistently and doesn't seem to be getting much better. But, the initial breakout first started on my forehead and left cheek then that cleared up pretty well but the breakouts moved to my other cheek and jawline.. I just want to know if that's how anyone else's initial breakout was and if it's a sign of progress? And if it's normal for the initial breakout to continue into the 3rd pack?
  20. I have removed Staphylococcus aureus from my nose using Triple Antibiotic Ointment and that has eliminated my nose sores and cured me of what I thought was acne but really was folliculitis. I am a microbiology graduate student and the lab I teach has a Mannitol Salt Agar experiment where we differentiate S. aureus from Staphylococcus epidermidis. S. aureus can ferment the mannitol sugar and that causes a yellowing of the plate. I have known for years that I am a heavy nasal S. aureus carrier; akin to the right side of this MSA plate: http://www.scienceprofonline.com/images/science-image-library/microbiology/growth-media/msa-pos-neg-bottom-SIL.jpg Fed up with semi-monthly noses sores I looked into treatment and came across a publication http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23377521 suggesting that Triple Antibiotic Ointment is an effective means of removing Staph from the nose. I bought the Walgreen's generic brand and applied it 1-2 times a day to both nares using a cotton swab. I tracked S. aureus presence by swabbing my nose and plating it on MSA. After 20 days, I no longer had S. aureus in my nose. https://i.imgur.com/6fiGHHH.jpg Plate one is after 5 days from my left nostril. Plate two is 10 days from my right nostril and plate three is after 20 days from both nares. The Staph was gone and replaced by what I assume is S. epidermidis. I did that experiment over 3 months ago and no amount of nose picking has given me a nose sore. I haven't gotten a single folliculitis boil since stopping the experiment. I've gotten those boils semi-regularly since high school, and I incorrectly thought it was acne. My nose has never felt better and my face has never been clearer. Google 'face folliculitis' and see if you are potentially mistaking a Staph infection for acne. Google 'neosporin/triple antibiotic ointment' and you will see people rave about its benefits in dealing already-popped pimples. I've tried that and it worked wonders on reducing redness. Hormones, genetics, oils, etc. all contribute to pimples, but it is bacteria that causes it. Maybe your nose or ears are reservoirs for Staph that is making a bad situation worse. A couple months ago I posted a more detailed, cited account that you can check on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/2t2cpu/elimination_of_staphylococcus_aureus_from_my_nose/
  21. Hi gals i need help! I have this bump under my skin it doesnt have a head but it left this brownish mark. I had a similar one last time that i popped and all the gunk spewed out and flattened, but i tried to pop this one that i have right now and nothing came out. Worse still, i think i became bigger and more swollen:( what should i do guys? Im not sure whether its a cyst or nodule or papule but it cannot be seen on the surface except that it has a brown mark and can be felt when i touch it. It is near my cheekbone too... should i get a cortisone shot? It has been here for a week. I really wanna see my derm but it is so hard to book an appointment and im desperate
  22. So I have this huge cyst on my cheek. About the size of a dime and a dark red. It's hard and literally not getting flat. I don't know what else to do to make it get smaller and go away. I do get it often. It's always one at a time and in different spots of my face. They last for months. It's becoming very embarrassing, especially people asking me what it is. Any help on how to make it heal fast??? personal experiences??? I have been to a derm before for a previous cyst and they never offer to give me a cortisone shot, even though I asked for it. They just always prescribed me a cream that didn't work. HELP ME PLEASE!! Thank you in advance
  23. Little advice regarding a popped 'cyst' please. So for over a month I had a large, quite flat protrusion on my cheek. Very visible, not that painful or inflamed, just annoying. Hot compresses did nothing. Tried hydrocolloid plasters, again nothing. Finally my doc gave me some epiduo, which having applied once seemed to bring a little head to the cyst (not sure if it is technically a real cyst). I put a sterilised needle into the yellow, and voila liquid pus comes out, with blood, oil etc. Now I quite often get very deep cystic acne which expresses not much pus, but usually lumps of sebum plugs or lumps of a gelatinous substance, suspended in blood or oil. Poking out of this cheek cyst is what appears to be a fatty, jelly like substance, yet it won't budge. When pressure is applied, it sticks out maybe 3-4 mm, just a clump of material, yet pressure is released it goes back in the wound. It seems attached internally. I'm worried if it is a sac, that it needs to come out. But if it isn't a sac, could it just be fatty tissue? As in the actual flesh of my cheek, in which case it definitely should stay put. I've never had a real cyst with a sac that needed to be pulled out, so am unfamiliar with how easily the sac would detach, and what it actually looks like. If something needs to come out of it yet, I am keen to have this happen before the wound starts healing over and more damage is caused Any opinions welcomed!
  24. 10 Year Old Cyst Finally Gets Popped 2017 man’s 10-year-old cyst finally gets popped!
  25. I drive myself insane every night wondering at normal people are doing. That means everyone with clear skin. They all get to go out and date and have fun and I have to be locked inside against my will because of how I look.