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i would like to know from everyone who gets cysts what kind of treatments they are using and if they think antibiotics and accutane are the answers to cystic acne. if you suffer from cystic acne will you have to be on antibiotics for long periods of time to stay clear or should you eventually go on accutane? thoughts? regimens people use? diets?

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I started getting cystic acne after clearing up pretty mild acne with BP use last year. I have since started antibiotics which are controlling them. It looks pretty bleak as far as the future is concerned as I will eventually have to come off the biotics resulting in the cysts no doubt coming back, accutane looks like what I'm heading to if that happens.

On the other hand I have read (pretty frequently) that cysts can be a result of hormones and in general are part of growing up and the fluctuations of these hormones within the body. So maybe I will grow out of them? Fingers crossed I suppose.

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i would like to know from everyone who gets cysts what kind of treatments they are using and if they think antibiotics and accutane are the answers to cystic acne.

Neither helped me at all. Diet changes did.

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Before accutane no treatment worked for me. Just kept getting worse.

After accutane (roughly 5 year), when I started having a few bumps again

regular antibiotics has knocked them out.

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