Category:Caring for Cysts

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==Retinoids==
 
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PC Project is participating with a group of physicians in Austria to study the use of retinoids with PC. If you have used any of the retinoids, please contact us for a copy of the survey so that you can report your individual experience.
 
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Retinoids have been effective for acne and may help for cysts. There is a great deal of information available on side effects, etc.
 
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[http://www.acne.org/accutane.html Information from Acne.Org]
 
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For a patient's comments on retinoids used to treat plantar keratoderma, [http://www.pachyonychia.org/wiki/index.php/Treatments_-_Retinoids Click Here]
 

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Not all PC patients suffer from cysts. For those that do, cysts can be painful, irritating, or create a risk of infection.

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Cyst Removal

Removal by physician

K6a patient "Cysts are excised, either in doctor's office or a same-day surgery center. Have surgery at least once a year to have cysts removed from my body. Read some instances where the doctor will give you a steroid shot if they are inflamed or swollen, but that is only a temporary fix as the steroid shot will not make them go away, it will just reduced the inflammation. "

K6a patient "Surgery to remove cysts"

Removal by patient

K16 patient "Use blade and bring out the liquid. I use needle to pop up the cysts."

K17 patient "Use diabetes lancets for opening small cysts on face."

Tetracycline

Tetracycline is a prescription antibiotic.

??? patient "Antibiotics. Tetracycline takes care of most cysts. For the exceptions they get lacerated."

Tetracycline on-line description
Wikipedia Tetracycline

Vaseline

??? patient "Apply Vaseline and cream on cysts"

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