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Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne, in which the skin becomes infected and inflamed as the pores get blocked. It results in large pus-filled pimples and redness, which can be painful to touch. Isotretinoin, antibiotics, topical retinoids, or spironolactone is used in its treatment.

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How to get rid of severe cystic acne and dark red marks?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently started getting cystic acne all over my cheeks and chin. I am 21 and I had never had any problem with acne until about nine months ago when this red, inflamed underground acne started occurring and mostly only on my cheeks. It has been five months since my last big flare-up,...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand. Do not worry. You will get better. Kindly attach pictures of your lesions for proper diagnosis. Have you taken oral medicines for your acne? I am prescribing you night cream. Hope you will get better with it. Continue with your rest of treatment.  Read Full »

Itchy face bumps, cystic acne, and dry skin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having problems with bumps appearing on my face and oiliness on my T-zone. I mostly get breakouts on my forehead and chin. Never have I had truly clear skin no matter what I tried. Now recently I have developed itchy bumps on my cheeks but more bumps on my right cheek than my left...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Acne is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. 1. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolates, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust, and always use sunscreen (above 30 SPF). ...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my chin's hard, painful, and severe cystic acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties, and I eat carbohydrate-rich foods. Also, I have polycystic ovarian cysts. I noticed severe cystic acne on my chin which is hard and painful that occurred suddenly. What is causing it? How can I treat them? Kindly give your suggestions.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history and image provided, it looks like acne vulgaris grade 4 (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Acne appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate c...  Read Full »

I had cystic acne that has spread into red spots on popping. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing a great depression here. I had cystic acne on my right cheek, which I popped, then spread into red spots for the past two months. I do not know whether these spots are scars or something else. Can you please help me out with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Treatment of acne depends on the grade of acne. Cystic acne requires oral Isotretinoin capsules (strength of Isotretinoin depends on your body weight and the number of cysts) or injection of Triamcinolone into the cyst. For an accurate diagnos...  Read Full »

I have had a tiny bleeding spot on my face for the past few days. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a tiny spot on my face that has been bleeding easily for the past few days. If I forget about it and slightly scratch my face, it starts bleeding a lot. The bleeding stops when applying pressure for about one minute.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like pyogenic granuloma, a condition that presents as a friable red papular lesion. Usually, solitary and trivial trauma can lead to this. The lesions are bright red and bleed profusely with trauma or scratching as there is the prolif...  Read Full »

My face is itchy after the appearance of a fluid-filled pimple on my face. Could it be related to the painful pimples on the other side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female who weighs 177 pounds with a height of 5' 5. I got two pimples on my face two months ago. They are swollen and filled with fluid. I popped them several times, but they kept filling up with fluid. The pain is excruciating until they drain. This morning I woke up w...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like an infected cystic lesion (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). People with a history of acne usually develop these forms of cystic lesions. These lesions show a recurrent course and keep filling with pus even a...  Read Full »

I get red cysts on my face. Is it acne or rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am 6'1" tall and I weigh 170 pounds. Often, I get red cysts of some sort on my face beneath the skin that take a while to heal. I have oily skin, and get whiteheads as well. I have fluid-filled boil-like lesions on my face. I have been to a few dermatologist...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects people above 30 years. Other than acne-like lesions, people with rosacea have redness of the face and dry skin associated with burning sensation. They also have redness and irritation in the eyes. The redness of the face is agg...  Read Full »

How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive for...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can cont...  Read Full »

I have cystic acne, which is aggravated during my menstruation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have cystic acne, and it is triggered mostly on my chin, cheeks, lips, and jawline. It is most aggravating during my menstruation. I have scars now and discoloration on my skin because of it. They hurt a lot, and they get infected easily. My acne started to get worse once I got off ...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is nodulocystic acne (grade 3) on the chin. Treatment of choice is oral retinoids - Accutane (Isotretinoin) after complete and proper evaluation. Duration of Accutane depends on indiv...  Read Full »

How to treat cystic acne present in face and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acne only on the right side of my face in the cheeks, chin, and neck area. I have been diagnosed with cystic acne on my chin and started using Madeca Derma centelian cream since three years. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne occurs due to the following as blockage of sebum (oil-producing glands), a surge in hormonal levels at the time of puberty, due to improper skincare, and also associated with menstrual irregularities. Here are some steps you can follow to get rid of acne. Take a he...  Read Full »

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