How to get rid of an acne cyst

Acne comes in many different forms. One of those forms is cystic acne, which is caused by overactive oil glands, too much dead skin cells in hair follicles, and many bacteria that aggravate the pore. These are the same causes of other acne, but what makes cystic acne different is how the oil, skin cells, and bacteria react together.

Because cystic acne and nodulecystic acne - where the cysts are aggravated by nodules - can happen to anyone, it is important to know how to care for it, even if it is not preventable. It is more common in adolescent boys and younger men, but some women are prone to it also. It can also be hereditary, where it will be likely for a child to develop cystic acne if a parent had experienced it.

How it Works
Cystic acne forms when the pore's wall ruptures and leaks bacteria into the dermis - the layer of skin below the epidermis. When this is near the skin's surface, the acne is manageable and can heal quickly. But when the rupture happens deep within the skin, serious lesions can protrude. These are caused by nodules developing when the bacteria infects the follicle itself. These cause hard bumps to emerge under the skin's surface.

Cysts, similar to nodules, are deep breaks in a pore's wall where a membrane conforms around the infected dermis. Some are more apt to developing these kinds of breakouts over others. Because some doctors do not classify acne cysts as cysts at all, they are often called nodules in the worst state imaginable. They can be large and are very painful.

Cyst Acne Causes
Unlike other kinds of acne, cystic acne is not caused by cleanliness. Those who are prone to cystic acne are just sufferers without fault. These breakouts damage the already healthy skin tissue and scars often occur. Although some desire to, trying to rupture the cysts and nodules will only cause more damage to the skin, bring about scars, and worsen the acne itself.

Cystic acne can be treated with a regime of aggressive products that can help eliminate excessive scarring. A dermatologist should be contacted as soon as possible to find accurate control of the acne cysts. Because all skin is different, different medications and treatments work for different people. So just because medications A and C work for one person, it doesn't mean they will work the same for another person.

Cystic acne must at all times be treated by a doctor as well as for nodulecystic acne. Different combinations of medications are available and are necessary. Because this kind of acne is hard to control, doctor consultation is highly recommended. At times the first treatment may fail, but after several treatments and different kinds of treatments, medication will usually be successful.

Common treatments for cystic acne and nodulecystic acne include isotretinoin, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptives (for women only), surgical drainage and excision (here a doctor makes tiny incisions to extract the infected area) and intralesional corticosteroid injections that are injected into the skin to shrink the infected area and diminish inflammation.

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