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Cystic Pimples

Information on Cystic Pimples


Cystic pimples result because of a severe form of acne.  These pimples are much worse than the bumps associated with normal acne.  They are much larger and swollen.  They are also commonly filled with pus or fluid of some sort.

These swollen lumps are very hard too.  In many cases, cystic pimples appear on the surface of the skin.  However, they can easily form below the surface of the skin too.  They may even be so deep that you can have a hard time noticing them.

Unfortunately, cystic pimples don't go away very easily.  They tend to stick around for months on end.  The symptoms they cause can range from mild to severe.  In some cases, the bumps can be as wide as 5mm.  However, they're usually much smaller than this.

There are various reasons why you can have problems with cystic pimples.  Like other forms of acne, these pimples occur whenever the glands in the skin start producing too much oil and become clogged.  This can leave them prone to a bacterial infection which will lead to the formation of pimples.

However, people don't just develop cystic pimples because of problematic glands.  Some people have them simply because they are too stressed out.  Others are just genetically predisposed to developing these pimples.

With most forms of acne, you can simply pop the pimples yourself and the waste products will come out.  This isn't the case with cystic pimples.  Although some discharge may come out, the pimples will regain their normal form in a matter of days.

Therefore, you shouldn't bother trying to pop cystic pimples.  Instead, you should make an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible.  The main way that this form of acne is treated is with corticosteroid injections.

However, if you have recurring problems with these pimples, then these injections may not be the right option for you.  For one, this method of treatment can get very expensive over time.  Also, it's possible for you to suffer scarring with repeated injections.

Another way to treat cystic pimples involves the use of topical retinoids.  Retin A will help treat your skin so that lesions won't develop as easily.  Your dermatologist may also suggest that you take antibiotics especially if you have excessive inflammation in the area.

Those who have a severe case of cystic pimples may need a stronger medication.  Accutane is commonly used to cure severe conditions.  But you'll need to be prepared to deal with potentially serious side effects if you use Accutane.

The best way to prevent cystic pimples is by eating a balanced diet and taking proper care of your skin.  You should use products that remove excess oil from your skin.  They can come in the form of ointments or creams

Whatever method that you use to treat cystic pimples, you will need to use it on a regular basis in order to see the best results.  It may also be necessary for you to see a dermatologist on a regular basis to get treatment.