Cyst, to pop or not to pop
Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:15 AM
I am having a problem believeing the doctor saying not to pop the cysts on my sons forhead. He had two HUGE ones that were there like two months. They started out real hard and under the skin. We left them alone. But there comes a point when they are thin and watery like after three weeks. They were not going away. In fact one was just redder and growing it seemed. You could see it filled up and feel it under there. Last night I barely squeezed and BAM, all this pus, liquid and lots of blood came out. Then I ran my finger up it again and tons of more blood came pouring out. It was like this sac filled with it. Now it's way down and a scab. We put polysporin on it.
What I question is....There is NO WAY that would of gone away on it's own. People/doctors say not to touch but theres just no way. it would of taken three more months for that to liquid to disappear. So, what really causes the scar. I feel like a huge inflammed cyst sitting there is whats streatching and causing the scar. Constantly being inflammed. I feel like getting the junk out can only heal it and cause the skin to go back down. Is this making any sense??? I can understand a scar would form if you were squeezing the crap out of it over and over. But literally I barely pressed it together and it was all over. How would that have gone away.
I hope I did not cause him to scar. I just dont know what to think. What is your take on this? I know from personal experience that I dont scar when I get a cyst and squeeze it. I hear so many things.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:19 AM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:18 PM
I wonder what causes them. Food, stress? I took him off of dairy and that has helped. I just cant believe in his 7th month of accutane this is still going on. He has one month left so I will wait and see how it goes. I pray he doesnt need a second course.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:27 PM
Taking Accutane was perhaps the single best decision of my life.
Not taking it sooner was quite possibly the biggest mistake.
Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:34 PM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 05:30 PM
I'm sorry...I dont agree. He never had them here before so They never got worse. In fact, This was done last night and they are pretty much gone tonight! Best thing I did for him. They didnt move for a month until I got that junk out!
Posted 24 August 2008 - 05:55 PM
No Sacrifice, No Victory!
Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:20 PM
It's nice to have someone agree with me. I agree that you should never "Go to Town" and squeeze them to death! The one my son had, I barely had to touch and it exploded. HA! That would never have gone away. You would think it sitting there that long would cause the scar!!
Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:45 PM
But it's the cyst itself that causes the scarring. They go so deep and once they hit the tissue, the deep stuff, that's when a scar is likely to occur.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:35 PM
In my experience I HAVE scarred, however I'm not sure if this is because I was on accutane or not. I noticed I only got noticeable acne scarring while on accutane and thereafter (and this wasn't due to popping, more so to cortisone shots that ate away at my collagen + tane making my skin way more prone to scarring).
Beforehand I use to pop them, and there wouldn't be anything left to show for it, except dark purple marks that faded. Now that I've taken accutane twice, I've accumulated a good deal of scarring, and red marks that still haven't completely faded after 2 years.
I wouldn't do it until the cyst is 'right'. Or it has come to a head or whatever.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:26 AM
A few weeks after I felt another cyst bubbling up under the skin, only this time it was on the bridge of my nose. Of course I was scared of getting another massive scar on my nose and looking like Rudolph for a month. This time however after a few days I decided I was going to pop it no matter what. This thing was quite deep under my skin, and took forever to reach. I squeezed and squeezed and squeezed like crazy until I actually tore open the skin and dug it out. The was a big gaping hole on my nose when I was done, and of course I thought I'd made a huge mistake. Wrong, it had healed completely in 2 days. You can't even notice that there was ever anything there at all.
It's the same on my shoulders. I only have scars from cysts I was unable to get at.
Maybe I just heal quickly.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:28 PM
Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:50 PM
Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:52 PM
Jun 2003 - April 2007: Cleared face - water only. [Melbourne]
April 2007 - Now: New City [Sydney]. Itchy skin - red marks. Developed Cysts mainly on the right hand side of the face.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:37 AM
ok im new too this so i have this cyst on my leg i couldent even walk or sit!!! i popd it so it doesent really hurt but like this watery stuff wont stop coming out its like watery blood! i dont know how to stop it can some one please help me??
Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:59 AM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:39 AM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:37 AM
Cortisone shot. Hurts like a m*thereffer...
But the cyst goes down in a day or two
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Ice and then Clean&Clear Toner
Face Reality Suncreen Moisturizer
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Ice and then Face Reality BP 2.5%
Clean&Clear Toner and Face Reality Cranberry Cream
Currently taking: OTC (hope I don't die), Doxycycline 100mg, and 100mg of zinc everyday
Scars & few cysts...acne...you are going DOWN M*thereffer. Waiting for the day I can throw my makeup away