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Persistent Cyst For Over A Year

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I have a lump type thing on my left side cheek. I have been to two dermatologists and each say that it has to be extracted by subcision (surgery) or injected. I don't want to do either because they will leave a scar. THey say it could last for a very long time and it has already been a year and counting. It is a hard lump that is painless. it has been injected by cortisone shots a year ago but to no avail.
However it has been intact for over a year, still red and never changing.
it could be either a sebaceous cyst, a persistent and never-affected pimple, or scar tissue that is raised. my derm tried to extract pus from it today and only a very little came out. i am confused about what it is.
I need help to get rid of it. it is very noticeable and red and nothing affects it. I have tried tazorac (strongest prescription topical), aczone, acanya, minocycline, doxycycline, vitamin a, b5, c, d, d3, e, ACV, zinc pills, lemon juice, Epsom salt, drawing salve, tea tree oil, sunlight/no sunlight, honey, egg mask, yogurt mask, castor oil, bio oil, aloe vera, gunilla of sweden, baking soda, aztec clay, hot compress, ice, etc.
any suggestion?
Danke.

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Zinc oxide powder mixed into a paste with any oil you want. A dab of tretinoin on just that spot daily for a few months in combination with zinc treatment should do yah wonders.

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it is somewhat flat but still there...which oil is recommended and at what ratio to mix? and zinc only at night or morn and night? and when for tretinoin?

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it is somewhat flat but still there...which oil is recommended and at what ratio to mix? and zinc only at night or morn and night? and when for tretinoin?

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can the tretinoin, zinc oxide and oil be bought at safeway? walgreens? And is the zinc oxide a powder? How long before results? would tea tree oil work as oil?

so MWF: tretinoin TTH: zinc, oil mix

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thanks for your help mate

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can the tretinoin, zinc oxide and oil be bought at safeway? walgreens? And is the zinc oxide a powder? How long before results? would tea tree oil work as oil?

so MWF: tretinoin TTH: zinc, oil mix

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thanks for your help mate

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I'd get it surgically removed. Personally, I'd rather have a small scar than a festering lump. I had to have a cyst removed from my upper back and there was a cigarette-burn looking scar there, but now it's barely noticeable. When the cyst was there, it would occasionally flair and fester-- and sometimes it seemed as if acne would pop up right near it--- drove me crazy. Sometimes those cysts grow the older you get.


I'm sick of this skin... I wish I could shed it like a snake and start over.


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Can someone suggest something other than surgery or prescription meds? tazorac hasn't worked and neither has doxy or minocycline. TTO seems to be making it more red. it just a red bump for over a year that responds to nothing.

Suggestions?

thank you for your help.

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