Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
178 Doctors are Online

Developed painful cystic acne, swollen red lump on cheek.How to stop the swelling and get cured?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1390 Questions
i have suddenly developed really painful cystic acne. Its a huge sollen red lump on my cheek. Is there something i can do to stop the swelling? I have been taking hostacycline tablet from yesterday and applying sandalwood and turmeric. Please help!!!
Posted Mon, 3 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 1 hour later

Thanks for writing in.

You can continue taking hostacycline tablets and applying sandalwood powder.

You can also do warm compresses on the swollen area.

Also anti inflammatory tablets like ibuprofen will be helpful.

Also you can apply benzoyl peroxide cream twice daily on affected area.

If cyst is large drainage of the cyst with needle may be needed.
A visit to dermatologist or physician may be needed in case of large cyst.

If you need any further clarification please let me know.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor