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Random Cyst While Ending Accutane..should I Take Prednisone?

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So I just started my last month of 80mg/day and was clear until 2 days ago a whopping cyst appeared on my left side of my neck (towards the back of neck).

I am not sure if its a cyst, spider bite, or lymph node, but it hurts whenever I move my neck and is red but not too hard and doesn't stick out much. Little less than diameter of nickel.

Derm gave me around 10 predisone pills on month 2 and said to take 6 because of a bad initial breakout and save the rest incase of another flare up. Should I take the prednisone to combat this cyst? It's christmas in a few days and I would like to be pain/cyst free if possible. (cortisone shots aren't an option..derm is closed)

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it will help, but I think you need more than one dose....but if you have been on it without incident before, then go for it.

try icing it too in the interim

how long have you been on accutane?...and at what point was your initial breakout?

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Make sure you know what prednisone side effects are. And if you take those steroids long term you have to taper off slowly. Steroids are serious meds so read about it.

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Make sure you know what prednisone side effects are. And if you take those steroids long term you have to taper off slowly. Steroids are serious meds so read about it.

This. Don't screw with prescription steroids. It actually made my acne worse and such.

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