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I feel a huge one coming :-(

okay well I kept picking and squeezing on my nose last night and put some aloe vera gel on it before sleep, and I woke up this morning and my nose was so sore.... and there is this one spot where when i gently press on it, its really painful and its red around it. Im pretty sure its a cyst thats under my skin, there's no bump or anything-yet... Im so scared this is gonna turn into a full blown cyst, I have graduation next week so I'd rather this NOT surface :/ Is there any topical I can put on it to make it go away without surfacing? I have mupirocen, cortisone, neosporin.... Right now I'm too scared to put anything on it.....

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okay well I kept picking and squeezing on my nose last night and put some aloe vera gel on it before sleep, and I woke up this morning and my nose was so sore.... and there is this one spot where when i gently press on it, its really painful and its red around it. Im pretty sure its a cyst thats under my skin, there's no bump or anything-yet... Im so scared this is gonna turn into a full blown cyst, I have graduation next week so I'd rather this NOT surface :/ Is there any topical I can put on it to make it go away without surfacing? I have mupirocen, cortisone, neosporin.... Right now I'm too scared to put anything on it.....

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This question comes up so frequently.

Here’s what to do when you’ve messed with a pimple and it looks horribly swollen, red and painful now.

Keep in mind that the treatment may also prevent an incipient cyst from getting worse.

The treatment may also help prevent Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) or ‘red marks’.

Basic recommendations:

Apply ice.

Take ibuprofen
or
naproxen sodium.

Do not mess with the lesion anymore AT all.

Antibiotic cream/ointment and a band aid for night.

Detailed explanation and rationale:

Ice how-to:

Wrap an ice cube in a thin cloth towel or paper towel so the ice doesn't directly touch your skin. Some recommend freezing a bunch of water-filled little paper Dixie cups in the freezer. The thin paper cups make it convenient to hold and apply ice to the lesions. That’s a great idea from Laura, the esthetician that Willow569 goes to.

Hold the ice to the lesion for one minute or so on, five minutes or so off. Repeat as often as necessary throughout the first 24 hours, but not to the point that your skin turns pale or feels uncomfortable. The ice will reduce the swelling and the pain and the redness. The ice may also limit the development of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, PIH, or ‘red marks’.

Anti-Inflammatory how-to:

Ibuprofen and naproxen sodium are anti-inflammatories. Inflammation is redness, swelling, pain. One or the other medication will help reduce the inflammation of any type of infection and may also help with pain. Use only as directed on the package, pick one or the other, and don’t use for longer than directed. Of course, don’t use one if you’re allergic to it!

If your doctor has ordered an antibiotic due to the inflamed lesion(s), continue to take the antibiotic as ordered. You may still take an anti-inflammatory for pain and swelling. The antibiotic is for the infection (bacteria) and the anti-inflammatory is for the pain, redness, and swelling.

Topical antibiotic cream/ointment and band aid how-to:

(Neosporin, Polysporin, Bacitracin, etc. I use Polysporin more often.)

Apply a dab of antibiotic cream/ointment to a small band aid (this prevents contamination of the tube provided the bandaid is sterile and you’ve not touched the pad part with your fingers or anything else).

Put the band aid on the lesion. Leave on overnight. You don't have to do this step, but it provides an extra measure of infection-control and just feels better, too.

The antibiotic cream/ointment may help prevent indented scarring.

There you go. Good luck! :D

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I feel scared just reading your paragraph. One of my biggest fears is getting another huge cyst on my nose (I had one once 2years ago that lasted for over a month and I was completely horrified by the experience). The above post is very good, but try this as well because it has worked with my cysts once or twice (but not all of them boo...) and stopped the cyst from growing any further:

After the ice or before the ice take some garlic and smash it. apply VERY GENTLY! on the area. You may feel a burn, this is normal.

Whenever you start feeling stressed, take deep breaths (4seconds in, 4seconds hold, 4seconds out) and remain calm! I have a feeling that stress always makes my acne worse, especially the cyctsic ones. (i.e. I am clearer during the summertime?, less stress, or have a breakout aa week after finals, high stress.) Try breathing in and out liek this throughout the whole day to keep your cool. *Drinking some high antioxident tea is also reecommended while doing this.

Do not pick at it again! as stated in the above post once you are done dealing with it.

I am crossing my fingers for you!

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I started this regimen , i cant say it will work. i have just started this..

I ice my face 2-3 week even without a cyst, i crush aspirin and put it on as a mask only on my Cyst areas. i take 25,000 IU of vitamin A, i take LYSINE for immune system. and i now use ACNE.ORG regimen. hopefully this works.. I am a guy and i work in law enforcement.. This may sound Girlish, but i also use Kate Sommerville Exfoiliating facial cleanser to take out the impurities.. Good luck, i just had one for a month and i hope this new regimen will work.

opps almost forgot, i stopped drinking milk ,cheese, ice cram and butter, as i think this is my root problem that and stress.. Try these products instead of dairy *Moderator edit, URL removed - read the board rules. *

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