This is really a plead for any kind of advice whatsoever, on how I can treat my sudden cystic outbreak, which is currently affecting my:
forehead, side of head, between eye brows, cheeks, chin, jawline and neck, below the ear.
I've been suffering from acne for 4-5 years now (I'm almost 22, female) and have already been put on courses of the following antibiotics:
oxytetracycline, lymecycline, doxycycline.
I started a new course of Erythromycin in August, alongside Isotrexin gel as topical treatment. The two combined with the use of Dermol lotion (as prescribed by my dermatologist) were working in my favour for some time, but in the last couple of weeks and, more severely, in the last 5 days, I have had this really sudden, painful cystic outbreak. My face has never looked or felt as bad as it does now...
I'll, hopefully, be starting on Roaccutane in about a month - unfortunately need to have blood tests before beginning it as I'm a girl - but in the meantime I would really like to ease some of the pain (both physical and emotional) that these cysts are causing me!
If anyone has any helpful advice, or suggestions of products that are proven to calm down SEVERE, harsh acne and scarring, then absolutely anything would be really greatly appreciated! Could they be hormonal or stress-related? Is that common for this type of acne?
(I should probably mention that I generally eat healthily, and have been told by my dermatologist that diet has absolutely NO impact on acne, particularly not the various types which have sadly invaded my face... But if anyone has any contradictory knowledge on this I'd still be open and interested to hear it).