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  1. Hello I have mild acne which is well under control with Epiduo. About 3 months ago I got a cyst that was very inflamed on my forhead. It was one of those that didn’t come to a head. I waited about 2 month and it went down and eventually the redness went away but I ended up getting a bump that’s the size of a pea—it’s not painful but I can see/feel a lump under my skin. I decided to visit a derm and got it injected twice and it kinda helped but the lump is still there!!! Any sugesstions or advi
  2. I'm dealing with hormonal-based cystic acne at the age of 41, due to having stopped taking oral birth control 13 months ago. My body is in flux and I just am trying to keep up with my skin's (hormones') overreaction to everything that I eat. I've read that some people can reduce the size of a cyst by applying a topical Cortisone treatment; sadly, everything I see available--e.g., Cortizone cream and gel--contain at least one ingredient that seemingly would irritate an already inflamed cyst, if
  3. So far, my research has turned up the following: derms use 3 mg per cc of triamcinolone acetonide (that's what is in the cortisone shots). Has anyone considered doing this themselves? I'm SO tired of dealing with my doctor. He's very rude, and it just seems to me that this is not a very complicated/dangerous procedure. I would rather do it myself, at home. I, by the way, volunteer at a syringe exchange, so obtaining needles won't be an issue. Any thoughts?
  4. Hey longnits, I am kind of newbie to this website. First of all i would like to thank maya for running this website. You said you used hrdrocortisone for your red marks. Can you tell me where i can find it and also the percentage?Are they gone completely? Or do you still see them under natural light? I appreciate your help. Also i have read your other post about this new treatment (enzyme)performed by a doctor in california? Can you tell me his name. I have few friends in
  5. ](*,) I developed cystic acne after my laser resurfacing. My laser doctor injected me with cortisone. He did not tell me that I would have indents from the injections until a week later when I went in for another check-up. I looked great...then he informed me about the indentations. About 3 days later, I got 3 huge indents where the cysts had been. I am totally in despair--I look worse than before I have the resurfacing. He tells me that the indents are permanent. Why inject cysts with
  6. I have eczema so I've had really itchy, flaky skin rashes all over my body my whole life regardless of whether or not I use acne medication. I've found that 1% hydrocortisone (Cortaid) does a pretty good job of suppressing the itchiness on my face, but I'm concerned that Cortaid products may not be non-comedogenic, since they are not stated to be. Can anyone recommend a different product that does the same thing as Cortaid but is for sure non-comedogenic? Also, this doesn't have to do much wi
  7. I got a cortisone shot (after a friggin biopsy) on a not a very big cyst. The derm absolutely went smack into it and give it a nice shot. The redness of the cyst has gone down completely to the point where it is still slightly red and blackish. My derm told me the cyst will have completely gone in 6 weeks or so for the cortisone shot for it to work. My question is to all of you kind folk if you have had a shot on a cyst, how long did it take for it go away completely because I still have the equ
  8. This is weird. When I was walking in the city a week ago, I got skin allergy. I took my medicine and put hydrocortisone on right away (I always have allergy medicine with me....including adrenaline ingection) but my face felt so dry and I need moisturizer. I ran into priceline (Australian health/beauty store)....and got this Oil of Olay moisturizing lotion for sensitive skin. Then I went to a restroom and put them on. And to my surprise, it became matte! I've use several olay products i
  9. has anyone tried using that has a topical anti-inflammatory, like for putting it on a really big pimple that was recently popped? i usually use neosporen but i was wondering if maybe cortisone might be better?
  10. Hi all, I really need some advice on cortisone injections. I'm currently on a mild dose of roaccutane (20mg a day) and I've developed a cyst on my chin. Now I've never had cystic acne in my life and I reckon that the chances are the Roaccutane has done this to me! I went to see my derm a couple of days ago and he said that he needs it to be injected with a cortisone injection for it to heal. I've already unfortunately picked at it when it first came up and left a red mark which is still th
  11. Hi all, I really need some advice on cortisone injections. I'm currently on a mild dose of roaccutane (20mg a day) and I've developed a cyst on my chin. Now I've never had cystic acne in my life and I reckon that the chances are the Roaccutane has done this to me! I went to see my derm a couple of days ago and he said that he needs it to be injected with a cortisone injection for it to heal. I've already unfortunately picked at it when it first came up and left a red mark which is still th
  12. I've had this cyst on my chin for a month and a half now! Unfortunately I picked it initially and the area scabbed but the area it still red and swollen now (no pain at all though!). Some days it feels flatter, some days it's swollen again...I'm on Roaccutane and when I went to see the dermatologist he said it didn't need a cortisone injection and it should go eventually on its own. How long do these cysts stick around for? (I've never had one before) I'm really scared that the longer it's
  13. Hello all! I have been trying to eliminate my acne for years before stumbling upon this regimen. Now I am completely blemish free after only 2wks of it!! Hurrah for Dan! Anyway, here's some tips for those still suffering... Every night, soak your face in a basin full of hot water (not burning hot, but hotter than warm). This will make zits appear quicker, so you can squeeze them at night, and let them heal overnight. You can also do this in the morning before shaving, but if you can go
  14. my derm just prescribed me to take 2 100mg pills of minocycline...one in the mornin and one in the evening as well as applying 10% klaron lotion (which is sodium sulfacetamide, i think similar to tazorac). I am confident that the mino will help clear me up in a few months or so because my acne is only moderate, except over the last 1 1/2 months i have had pretty good success at limiting breakouts with dan's regimen. Nowhere near total clearing but only one or two new pimples a day. Should i cont
  15. you thought restylane was safe...well think again....it is the same bullshit as collagen injections... I had a restylane injected in a scar July 2002. The first month after the treatment my skin was very sensitive. It was red sometimes but that subsided. However, at the end of october the area started to swell again. It became red, itchy. And the scar looked worse than ever before. In November I realised that I began losing hair and was quite shocked but wouldn't associate it with restylane.
  16. Greetings, I have had painful itching acne (?) on my scalp since I was 17, --20 years ago. ( Anyway, the condition always seemed to clear up when I was taking antibiotics for different infections, etc. Recently, I went to see a Derm and he insisted it was non bacterial Seborheic (sp?) Dermatitis. He gave me some topical steroid and some prescription shampoo. I follwed the instructions religiously. After nearly 4 weeks its worse than ever. My scalp gets red acne-like sores which are painf
  17. csyts, paples...whatever you wanna call it. I've been on the regimen for about 4-5 weeks now and it was ok. I wouldn't get any small whiteheads or anyhing, but i would always have a big huge pimple just sitting there on my face. As it started to go away. Another one would be right there to replace it. I've tried hydrocortisone, and applyin a whole lota on-the-stop. Now i just use panoxyl 5% just on the big zit, as a spot treatment. It still takes a long time for them to go away. Cause
  18. I am truly amazed at how helpful the information is here at this forum. I am in my mid 20s and i am over acne but unfortunately i bear a scar from some over zealous squeezing i did 5 years ago. I never knew that dermatologists could give you a cortisone injection to help with cystic acne. I wish i knew that back then in 97. This site deals with issues that when i was youger i felt embarrassed to talk about. You should all be congratulated on the advice you're giving and believe me it will
  19. Off topic but I wanted to share a tip on taking a cyst down overnight. Before b5 therapy and Clindamycin topical gel, I'd get these suckers every few days. And it would look like I had been hit in the face, they would swell so big. Two weeks ago, I got one on my forehead that swelled to the size of golf ball... no joke. It looked like a huge knot. I was soooo embarrassed. However, I can get shrink these down and dry them up overnight w/ some cortisone cream mixed w/ Retin A. You can
  20. From the album: Araz

    HELP! Can someone identify what these are and what would be the most suitable regimen for treating these? Hi. I,m 23 and had absolutely spotless skin before Jan 2016 (no breakouts even in teenage). Fast forward, due to relationship problems and financial struggles during this year, my break out kept on getting worse. I NEVER had a simple pimple on my cheeks and now they are spectacularly marked. I tried lemon juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, egg whites, aloe vera, cucumber at different time
  21. Ok so I will show you guys comparison shots. I know it's suppose to take time but I am just worried that it won't go down. Is this normal for it to have not even have really went down that much? Right after shot: 12 hours later: I don't know. Does it look like any changes took place?
  22. I just received a cortisone shot on a cyst on my cheek about 7 hours ago and I've had a bandaid on the spot since. I have since mixed reports online talking about whether I should apply any type of topical treatment or not (I have prescribed 5% Benozyl Peroxide with 1.2% Clindamycinal and other natural topical treatments like 100% Aloe Vera Juice & Organic Honey). So is it safe for me to apply a topical treatment where I received the cortisone shot on? I'd also assume I'd have to clean
  23. Hey everyone. Just wanted to share my story and see if anyone could help me out. Im 17 and in high school. I got bad acne at a super young age and it only continued to get worse as a I got older. Eventually when i was able to go to a derm, I started on acanya then epiduo and now a retinol, while taking doxycycline. After years of these, the doxy stopped working and my cystic acne got so bad i wanted to try a new approach. I started working out ritualistically while eating better and also started
  24. On day 37 of 80 mg accutane..felt a small under the skin bump on the side of my nose/cheek around day 20 which didn't inflame until day 32. now it is big, teardrop shaped, and red so i called my derm to have a cortisone shot tomorrow. now my previous derm said he would not give cortisone shots on accutane because the scarring risk is much greater. is this true? this derm does not have a problem with issuing them, so im confused. is it a judgment call? I never have gotten an indentation (kno
  25. In addition to having severe cysts and the small whiteheads/blackheads all over my cheeks and jawline, I have constant acne red scaring that I'm battling. I'm using Obaji Clarifying Serum and I don't think it's helping fade my constant scars. My left cheek in particular would keep popping up new cysts every week it seems. Trying to get it under control with Doxycycline, Spironolactone, and new topical Retnoid (Tazorac). I just switched to Tazorac from Atralin as it was tolerable for my skin to h