I have had cysts before (a year an a half ago I had them) and succssfully treated my acne with diet and retin A topically.
I pretty much had fairly clear skin until 2 months ago when I developed a horrible cyst on my chin (have not stuck to a clean diet and have been HORRBILY stressed). I have had 3 cortisone injections to treat it.
On my 3rd cortisone shot for the first time it was not really liquid or pus inside anymore. The dr said it's more "gel like' and that he didn't think its not a normal infection anymore. Consequently, all the normal antibacterial, antibiotic, antiinflammatory treatments won't be very effective. He said if it's becoming firmer that means its probably developing into scar tissue.
He said he wouldn't do another injection for at least a month.
And when he put the needle in it hurt for the 1st time. The 2 times prior to this injection it was just injected into liquid/pus and it really didn't hurt at all so I know there's some truth to what he said about it become harder and changing.
Right now I can still feel the "sac" or "capsule" of liquid or whatever it is under my skin.
I've been trying anti inflammatory stuff like; icing, aspirin, lavendar oil.
I've also soaked it with hydrogen peroxide.
I think all these remedies are awesome; I just think this cyst was too far gone and too deep down to effectively be treated that way perhaps?
Lastly, I tried something that I read about 2days ago on here that worked for someone; it's called PRID, it's a drawing salve/boil treatment and I'm wondering if that's what made it firmer.
Or maybe the Hyrdogen peroxide firmed it up because I know that stuff is super drying.
My question is: is there hope for treating this now? Has anyone else had this happen? How do you treat something like that? I read a post on here about Apple cider vinegar and warm compress melting the hard cyst but I don't know it they had the same type I have right now.
I don't really care if it's just going to die and stay there along with scar tissue except for the fact that I have a big dime sized raised bump there.
Of course I've tried poking in it and there's no head; just blood that comes out.
It's weird because it still kinda hurts so I don't think it's done being active and I can feel movement that kinda feels like a gel there. One derm I saw said it's an active scar, I don't know what that means.
It doesn't respond to ANY treatment which makes it seem like its dormant but if it was dormant I would think it would be solid, right? It's pretty fim but it's not hard and solid like what scar tissue feels like.
The picture below are 2 without make up and 2 with makeup. It appears to be raised but it really a visual illusion; it's not raised it's just pitted/and or pulling the skin down around the "capsule" or "sac", whatever you want to call it.
Someone please tell me there's hope for this! I've been hiding in my house for 2 months! What can I do?
Edited by DC-girl, 09 November 2012 - 04:33 PM.