Because I'm starting to wonder if it's even acne.
So things about these that are very different.
1. They seem to be enclosed.
2. There is no pus; just blood when poked.
3. I basically has normal looking skin on top; it's just like there's a huge lump under my face. But no whitehead of any kind.
Do your cysts have a border to them? As in, do they kinda feel like they are in a "sac" of tissue.
Like if you push on one side it (the inside firm/gel stuff) will be crammed up within the "sac"? This is different the normal zits of course, normal zits don't seem to be enclosed like this.
Please tell me if this is normal for cysts?!
This new one is huge; it's a half inch wide and long and raised on my face; so embarrassing.
I am so depressed about this one becoming like other one I've had on my face for 3 months and am feeling like getting a cortisone shot on monday, I'm practically suicidal over the idea of this turning into what the other one is.
The other one I had injected with cortisone and so I said I'd never to it again but this new one is huge and swollen and I am starting to think about risking the cortisone injection at this point.
Ehow has a definition and it might be that I suffer from Nodules because according to them:
- "Nodules are a type of acne that's like a cyst, except there's no pus inside. Rather, these blemishes are large, hard and red. They can last for a great length of time, as bacteria is trapped. Nodules can lead to scarring if not treated promptly. The material inside can also harden, leading to skin damage and trauma."
I have attached a pic of what the new one looks like; it's not me but very similiar to what mine looks like except mine doesn't appear to have any heads on it.
Edited by DC-girl, 24 November 2012 - 06:19 PM.