Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Painful World of Cystic Acne and the Solutions Available

Cystic acne is one of the more severe types of acne there is and it develops in the form of cysts hence the name cystic acne. Cystic acne is also referred as nodulocystic acne, in it the cysts are filled with pus and are painful then the usual acne or other skin disorders. Acne cysts are unlike any other skin disorder in another sense as well as they are nodules of inflammation this is very rarely the case in other acne.

Cystic acne like other forms of acne is caused by an excess increase of sebum in the pores. Cystic acne can form on a number of places in the anatomy like the face, chest, back, shoulders and, occasionally, upper arms. These cysts are usually several centimeters in diameter, and can be quite painful. Varieties of treatments used to clear cystic acne include both topical and oral antibiotics, oral contraceptives and laser treatments. If cystic acne is not treated in time and is left to flourish it can cause severe scarring on the face.

There are a number of treatments available for cystic acne:

Home remedies:

Home remedies have proved effective in case of cystic acne but they can take their time to curing the problem and are not the preferred option for cystic acne sufferers.

Oral antibiotics and topical gels:

Often used in combination Antibiotics and gels are one of the most used treatments. Though their popularity is receding day by day because of the fact that they can have side effects.

Laser therapy:

Laser is also a treatment that has come out for cystic acne but it is a very expensive procedure and it has not shown great results.

Herbal medications:

Herbal medications will soon become the most popular cystic acne treatment as they have proved highly effective and they don’t have any side effects.

Author: Nefret

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