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Football and Cysts

I have had mild acne for the last 3 years- and have been able to keep it in check thanks to my dermitioligist. Ever since i have had mild acne i have repeatedly gotten small cysts behind my ears. (I am 15) But now football practices have started and i have to wear a rather tight helmet. It cramps my ears against the side and has aggrivated my ear cysts. They never used to get bigger than a few mm around, but now i have one painful one that is almost 1cm around :doh: . I am planning on going to the dermitoligist in 2 weeks (they are busy folks) but i was hoping someone could offer some advice on how to treat cysts. I never had any largeish cysts before and am wondering if washing the affected areas will help (or is it a under the skin kind of thing?). Any advice/ideas would help. Thanks!

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Hm, the only thing I can think of is if you protected the cysts in some way - waterproof band-aids? Sorry if this wasn't much help. =/

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yo man, take my advice, cause i had the same problem you had. i wrestled, football and baseball..wrestling by far was the worst, but football was up there. i washed my helmet everyday along with my chin strap. if you have prac before school, shower in lockeroom after prac...after school prac(shower after). stay hyrdrated as well...your acne wont go away but it will def. help shit get far worse. and try and prevent yourself from touchin your face cause your hands will be real dirty from whatever drills your in. dont wear anythin on your head because it will irritate it more(bandana, du-rag, etc)

its hard to really treat cysts in the 1st place, especially playin a sport..but ask your derm for a pill since a cream or foam might be sweated out of you

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thats so stupid man, why would you say somethin that retarted...i actually believe sweatin and workin out is good, cause the sweat clears out the body and all, just got to keep on top of it with cleansing

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thats so stupid man, why would you say somethin that retarted...i actually believe sweatin and workin out is good, cause the sweat clears out the body and all, just got to keep on top of it with cleansing

yeah working out is fine because you dont have a helmet cramping your skin the whole time creating pressure and forcing the oil to stay inside the pores. And im sticking to exactly what i said. He should stop playing football if he's that concerned about his acne... i sincerely believe the helmet is making it worse. Whats worse: not playing football, or developing anti-socialistic behavior because of acne? Well the answer varies but i think he can make that decision himself.

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I think if you really love football you should play regardless of this little issue your dealing wit... eventually it will go away just dont think or stress about it

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you mkae a good point, but if the kid is 15 yrs old theres plenty of life left after. i had bad cysts when I played, and it actually got worse when I played a sport that I didn't even wear a helmet in. You only wear the helmet for maybe 3 hours of a day. Just make sure you wash the padding inside and clean off your forehead/ears well. If you really love football and your heart wants to play, don't let acne slow you down, alot can happen and your at a young age where it can turn positive. If you only do football to stay in shape or something to do, your prob. better off not playing.

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