Category:Caring for Cysts
Not all PC patients suffer from cysts. For those that do, cysts can be painful, irritating, or create a risk of infection.
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 is a prescription antibiotic.
??? patient "Antibiotics. Tetracycline takes care of most cysts. For the exceptions they get lacerated."
??? patient "Apply Vaseline and cream on cysts"
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.
Retinoids have been effective for acne and may help for cysts. There is a great deal of information available on side effects, etc. Information from Acne.Org
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