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infected cyst

Hi, for about 8 months I've had an infected cyst on my face, I've tried acne medicines and aloe vera but I haven't had any success
is there anything I can do besides surgery at this point?
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Hi, you don't say specifically which acne medicines you have tried.
Acne usually responds well to a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily and a topical retinoid cream such as Differin (adapalene 0.1%). Clinical improvement may be seen after 4-8 weeks but it may take 12 weeks for total clearance.
Female acne patients may also respond well to taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill like Yasmin or Diane35. Non-hormonal anti-androgens such as Spironolactone may also be used.
Aloe Vera moisturises the skin, but is not particularly useful in acne prevention.
Eloise.
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