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How to get rid of an inflamed acne that is not responding to creams? (photo)

Hi I'm 18. I've had this inflamed acne on my nose for 5 months already. It started of as a normal acne which was huge and red. I've tried benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, Dalacin T and Retacnyl. This has helped to make it smaller, but it still remains.

 

How to get rid of an inflamed acne that is not responding to creams? (photo) 5c289b861057a00052ac7fb1
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From the description given as well as from the photo provided it would seem that the initial inflamed acne has become a nodular cystic acne ,

Such form of acne tends to be more resistant to topical treatment alone . As the acne lesion is isolated to the nose only I usually would not recommend oral medication. However if these lesions are more widespread a course of oral antibiotics would usually be beneficial.

In your case since it is isolated and persistent I would recommend two options 

1. Intralesional injection of cortisone / steroid . This is useful in reducing the inflammation and shrinking the cyst wall . The procedure is well tolerated and results can be seen within the week . 

2 Agnes Radiofrequency device which uses a very fine RF electrode needle to be inserted directly into the lesion. The tip of the needle will be directed towards the sebaceous gland and the energy/ heat generated will destroy the sebaceous gland . Once the gland is destroyed., the sebum dries out and the clog debris can be removed . You can expect good result about one week after treatment . The good thing about this treatment is that since the sebaceous gland in this area has been destroyed you should not get a recurrence of the acne in this area .

Hope this helps 

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