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OMalleyJane

Gross Topic- Cleaning Pus

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So I am 5 weeks into the most destructive cystic breakout of my life. The cysts drain constantly. I wake up with yellow crust on my face and sometimes hair is stuck to it.

I have been blotting my cheek all day to remove ir and scrapping the dried pus off every morning. My question is: do you think my constant maintenance of sebum is making the breakout worse?

I am not popping. They just drain... lovely!

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I don't think you're doing anything wrong. I mean ofcourse the ideal situation would be to not touch them at all, but then again if the pus is being produced anyway, I would think it's better to be drained out then left under to skin to grow and form a massive bump.

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I agree, it's better to wipe it away rather than letting to crust sit on your face.

Usually those nasty cystic breakouts are the result of an infection of some sort. I dont know your medical history about that stuff, but have you considered taking anti biotics to clear the infection??

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