I'm an 29 year old male and havent really had acne during puberty apart from the ususal zit or two.
When I was about 24 my problems started. I do have larger than usual pores in my face and neck and quite an oily skin I think.
Every now and then I have a had a few cysts which never got infected and went away eventually but maybe 5-6 times a year especially after shaving I feel a little lump which looks like a zit and itches. Soon after that it becomes huge and infected and almost nevers comes to a head. Is this cystic acne? The red bumps are like 1-2cm in diameter and freakingly large imo.
My doc wont do anything about it and tells me I have to wait for it to go away on its own but it's literally driving me insane. I don't even wanna go out anymore because of my swollen puss filled face.
I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to help kill this infection.
Does anyone here has a similar type of problem?
- Relatively oily skin
- No zits (few little ones every now and then but nothing alarming)
- Deep infections that stay there for about ~2 weeks and don't come to a head
- Only on the face / neck area
How do I make them go away faster and does anybody have an idea what causes these things?
I dont mind a zit but this is killing me!!!
BP doesn't do much for me I think I've been using it for about a week now.
I wash my face every day with garnier pure active with salycylic acid. Scrub a few times a week.
Had antibiotics once but did nothing so no more antibiotics. Warm compress just makes it more red and itchy too.
Worst infection I had was about the size of a golfball underneath my chin and had to be cut open and hurt like hell.
Where doe these things come from and how can I make them go away?