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Cystic Acne Topic Guide

Cystic Acne Cystic Acne: Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that causes tender red raised bumps on the face, chest, and/or back. Hormonal changes and hereditary factors may cause cystic acne. Treatment requires a systemic medication. Other medications include oral antibiotics, topical retinoid drugs, oral contraceptives, isotretinoin, and steroid injections (for isolated cysts).

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Cystic Acne Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate Ethinyl Estradiol And Norgestimate

Ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate is a combination birth control pill containing female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary...learn more »

isotretinoin (oral) Isotretinoin (oral)

Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics...learn more »

tretinoin topical Tretinoin Topical

Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A that helps the skin renew itself...learn more »

triamcinolone (injection) Triamcinolone (injection)

Triamcinolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim

Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim is a combination antibiotic used to treat ear infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, traveler's diarrhea, shigel...learn more »

minocycline Minocycline

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections,...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »