hI i made the error of not realizing that my pimple was actually an acne cyst. I squeeze it not realizing the damage Now the skin is red/I have been applying aquaphor and cloderm on it. I want to see a different dermatologist than the one who I usually see, because I dont have much confidence in him to treat this sort of thing. I am wondering what kind of treatment I should seek? I do not have acne regularly. this was a reaction to something I included in my diet, which I have stopped consuming
What Kind of Treatment Should I Seek for Post Inflammation from an Acne Cyst? (photo)
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Inflamatory acne on the face
I hope that helps and best regards, Dr. Sapijaszko.
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