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Lets say u have mild acne. Maybe like 5-6 active spots at a time. If one or two of them is a cyst does that mean u have moderate acne? Cause everyone here seems to think that mild acne is only blackheads/whiteheads/pastules.

I know everyone here's ratings are diff, but id like to know.

thanks.

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I think the severity is down to the frequency of the red spots and the size of the spots.

But, like you were saying, if you have 5-6 active spots at a time and 2 happen to be cysts then I'd still say its mild bordering moderate. It also depends if its due to a breakout or if this is the normal frequency of spots on the face.

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oh and on the topic of cysts, i dont really understand what it is.

I get these under the skin pimples sometimes, but they are like half a centimeter, and when they become ripe (after like 2 days), and i pop them, they dissapear the next day or 2.

I always thought they were cysts, but everyone else on this site think that they have to be big, painful andbe long time to heal... huh.gif

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I'm not sure what type of spot your describing there. I think it may just be a big pimple which I think is called a pustule (or a papule). They heal very quickly and thats how you know its not a cyst.

Cysts are very big. They tend to be bigger then 5mm in diameter and are sometimes pus filled. Cysts ALWAYS leave a scar and they're also painful to touch. They form deep into the hair follicle and thats why they are painful and very big. Hope that helped.

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I'm not sure what type of spot your describing there. I think it may just be a big pimple which I think is called a pustule (or a papule). They heal very quickly and thats how you know its not a cyst.

Cysts are very big. They tend to be bigger then 5mm in diameter and are sometimes pus filled. Cysts ALWAYS leave a scar and they're also painful to touch. They form deep into the hair follicle and thats why they are painful and very big. Hope that helped.

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I know people who had a lot of spots but they were really small so no one really noticed, but I only had a few spots but they were cysts so they looked really bad.

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ok i dont think i have cysts then...just prob really bad pastules.

Ive seen some ppl with pimples that are like welts on there skin. They are like 1 cm big Are those cysts?

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