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What exactly are cysts?

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I don't know whether I have ever had one before.

Can someone please describe them (what they look like, how they feel, how long they last, how you can treat them)?

If possible, could you post some pictures?

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I think they are those white spots on the face and stuff, u can't pop them and if u try ur just end up makeing ur face worse

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Guest romafan53

Big red lumps under the skin that never reach the surface and are really sore to touch ](*,)

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Cysts, along with nodules, are severe forms of acne. Cysts in particular are filled with a "cheesy waxy" material, whereas nodules are just a huge disruption of the skin. Yeah, pretty thought. Anyway, I have seen severe acne defined as spots measuring 5mm or more across. Basically, a cyst is one of those huge zits you get that takes forever to go away. Cysts can take months to reconcile. They are prone to scarring, so it is a good idea to see a dermatologist if you get one. He/she has ways of decreasing inflammation and preventing scarring.

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yeh outta the blue i got some cysts on my cheeks and it has been 3 months and they are still pretty bright red :) altho one of them has come to a white head for the first time, do i pop or leave?

Cubos

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its prolly pop on its own.. i hate it wen tha happens.. wen u gotta white head and pops afta u wash ur face even wen ur super gentle

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