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In Topic: Popped Acne, Failed, Bump. Inflammation Or Pus?

28 September 2014 - 10:19 AM

Update: It's sunday, which is one week after it appeared and also one week after the night I, unsuccessfully, tried to pop it. It is scabbing up and the inflammation continues to go down. I haven't touched it and don't plan to, even though it occasionally itches. Hopefully it's gone by the time I see my derm this Friday so that I don't have to go through the stress of a cortisone shot.  

In Topic: Popped Acne, Failed, Bump. Inflammation Or Pus?

26 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

Well, it's unanimous, I won't touch it for the next 7 days until I see my dermatologist. Won't even use ice. What do you guys think the derm will do? Cortisone shot? And is there a chance the little bump of hardness goes away by itself before then?


I'm actually very lucky when it comes to acne, but sometimes it still makes me reconsider what I study in school. Heck, if I let something like this keep me from going out on a friday night, what will I do when I am scheduled to give a huge sales presentation during an outbreak..? 

In Topic: Popped Acne, Failed, Bump. Inflammation Or Pus?

26 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

Well here's an update: the inflammation has gone down because of ice and ibuprofen. It's extremely hard to not poke at, but I am doing my best. The whitehead that had developed popped while I was icing it and a lot of pus came out. There is still a bump underneath the skin (oval, and about the size of a bean) and I'm not sure how to proceed. It has been five days since the cyst initially formed, I wish I had never tried to pop it the first night. 


I have a derm appointment next friday (one week from today) and will probably get a cortisone shot if this is still there. It's not really raising the skin at all, but I can notice it. 


Should I just leave it alone for the next week (until the derm) or should I ice the bump (or use heat..?)?


I would really appreciate hearing from you guys!

In Topic: Derm Took Pictures. Why?

02 January 2014 - 09:54 AM

^that makes sense. thanks

In Topic: Post Inflammatory Erythema?

19 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

It really does amaze me that in our modernized society we haven't found a solution to this problem. We explore other planets through space travel and use the force that exists between atoms to destroy entire cities; yet we still haven't found a cure to erythema. :(