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Da Real BucK

Can someone explain to me exactly what a cyst and nodule is?

I read some where that cysts and nodules are 5mm or something, but I don't know what to compare it to or how to exactly measure a 5mm circumference. Is there any common object I can compare the physical size to? or can someone post pictures? I get these huge zits around my jaw which get really bloody and swollen and hurts for me to open my mouth some times.. they usually last around 1-2 weeks and end in oozing out pus. Is this a cyst or nodule?

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When it comes to determining what type of acne you have I don't think size is the factor, it's what they look like or whether they are pus filled.

I also asked what the differences were and got these responses:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...p;#entry2019258

BTW, I later realised Dan describes the differences as well:

http://www.acne.org/types-of-acne.html

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