Having nodular or cystic acne can be depressing because it can eat away at your self esteem and cause you to feel embarrassed and ugly. It is also painfully both physically and mentally. But there is hope.
What is Nodular or Cystic Acne?
Both nodular and cystic acne is acne underneath the skin, but they are somewhat different from each other.
Nodular acne is characterized by inflamed lesions benefit the skin and is a severe form of acne vulgaris. You can have nodular acne along with regular pimples but they are much bigger, tender and painful. Nodular acne looks and feels like hard swollen papules (bumps) underneath the surface of the skin.
Cystic acne is characterized by sac-like lesions that have liquid in them. This liquid contains dead skin cells, white blood cells and bacteria. It looks and feels like big pustules (pus-filled bumps) underneath the skin's surface. You can also have it along with regular pimples and they are very painful because they are inflamed.
Nodules and cysts often occur together. This is called nodulocystic acne. This is a very severe form of acne that is very often resistant to many types of treatment, including prescribed medication like Isotretinoin, Accutane or Ro-Accutane, which has extremely serious and even dangerous side effects.
How Can You Cure It?
There are steps you can take to cure your nodulocystic acne condition. This is not something you have to live with for the rest of your life. Some of the most important things that you need to do are:
- Do not squeeze or attempt to pop the lesions
- Eat a balanced diet
- Bathe the lesions with warm compresses
- Follow an effective treatment
This type of acne can be resistant. That's why it is important to follow an effective facial treatment routine that actually works to remove the impurities benefit the skin that is causing the acne, and one that will heal the condition and eliminate it.