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Acne Cyst - Cortisone Shot questions

Hi, I'm new to this board, and thankfully, have outgrown my acne with the exception of one lingering cyst that has been dormant for about a year (on cheek about 1/2 inch in diameter).

About two weeks ago it began to rise/become irritated and I just rec'd a cortisone shot (MOnday night). The swelling went down but the cyst itself still seems to be there (~36 hrs). My questions are as follows:

How long can it take for the cortisone to work?

When will the cortisone stop working?

Can i do anything in the meantime (or after) such as icing/ ib profen to help?

If need, how soon can i have another injection?

I'm seeing all of my HS friends (Im 25) on the Thanksgiving eve (next wed) and would love for this to subside (wether it be waiting it out or having a 2nd injection on Monday if possible).

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Cortisone works to reduce the inflammation, but i'm not sure what it would do to actually get rid of the cyst.

You could try ibuprofen/ice packs and see if they help reduce the inflammation, but if your wanting the cyst to go - perhaps visit the doctor for another round of antibiotics

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