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Acne Cysts On Back/Chest/Shoulders

I have a bunch of acne cysts on my chest, back, and shoulders.

They are about the size of a dime. I take Minocycline and Benzacyln topical gel but it doesnt help the cysts, it just helps my face... Is there anyway to reduce the size of these cysts? Should I try a cortisone shot.

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I agree with Knicks that Accutane is a sure-fire way of ridding your body of the cysts but cortisone shorts in the interim aren't a bad idea. The nerves are your face are much more sensitive so you should be able to easily withstand getting several shots of cortisone in different parts of your body.

Some dermatologists/plastic surgeons will sell body washes that contain glycolic acid. This might also work to an extent. The only problem I had is that they dried my skin out severely.

Good luck!

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