and now, a under-skin hard bump is scaring me(on the other cheek).
the spot is slightly red and i can feel it if touched.a hard bump under the skin,like an upcoming zit.
i think its hormonal.
i applied bp last night.
does anybody here know if bp can STOP an upcoming spot from coming,even if its hormonal?
From my understanding and the way you're describing it, it sounds like it really needs to come to the surface so the bacteria can get out. It's basically an infection. It sucks. I'm sorry. I say this as I have one on my jawline right now too. Very painful, hard bump underneath the skin with the surrounding area a pink/reddish color. My derm has said the best thing you can do is get a cortisone injection to prevent scarring. Whatever you do, DO NOT TRY TO POP OR SQUEEZE IT. The cyst so deep under the skin, trying to pop it could push the bacteria further down and make it worse.
So... I know that sounds pretty depressing and may leave you thinking, "So is there anything I can do?" I tried something that may help and seems pretty harmless (it won't make it worse):
Mix 2 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp water. It will turn into a paste. Wash the affected area with warm water. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave on for at least an hour, if not overnight. I read that the baking soda can neutralize the pH. Now...I take this with a grain of salt for everything I've said above: the cyst is deep below the surface so I'm not sure how the baking powder can help, but I don't think it's something that would cause more damage, ya know? (Source of this treatment: Livestrong) I gave it a shot recently, and didn't notice much, but it could help others! I'd still try it again.
Another option that I may try today for my ugly and stupid cyst is mixing aspirin and water, which also forms a paste, then apply that to the area for only 10 min. The aspirin is an anti-inflammatory so that may help too. You could try taking a few ibuprofen orally, but really, the cyst has to come to the surface. I wish that wasn't the case because I HATE HATE HATE them with a passion, but the bacteria has to go somewhere!
BP can work to prevent, but once you have one, it's hard for BP to reach the source of infection. I plan on visiting my derm tomorrow for yet another injection. \\
I hope this helps! I know it's difficult.
Edited by MaskedOne, 28 July 2013 - 06:08 AM.