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Enormous fluid filled cyst on cheek

I suffer from medication induced acne - I never have greasy skin or blackheads or small pimples, just 1 or 2 enormous cysts, usually on my cheeks and chin.

I have one at the moment which is huge - the size of a dime (I'm English, not sure how big that is compared to our money, but in our money it would be the same size as a 10p piece).

It appears to be fluid filled but without an obvious head.

It has been this size for 4 days.

What should I do, leave it or have it injected. What does injecting involve?

Bee

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I suffer from medication induced acne - I never have greasy skin or blackheads or small pimples, just 1 or 2 enormous cysts, usually on my cheeks and chin.

I have one at the moment which is huge - the size of a dime (I'm English, not sure how big that is compared to our money, but in our money it would be the same size as a 10p piece).

It appears to be fluid filled but without an obvious head.

It has been this size for 4 days.

What should I do, leave it or have it injected. What does injecting involve?

Bee

your derm will inject cortisone directly into the cyst. within 12 hours you will notice a huge difference; it will be less red and will have flattened a bit. within 24 hours usually it will be completely gone. it hurts but its worth it. i do think you should do it in this case. always worked for me.

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