What are some ways to accelerate the healing of wounds as a result of popping cystic acne?

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Dr Chin Yee Choong
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Ways to accelerate wound healing after cystic acne discharges rest on ensuring that the skin is clean to prevent secondary infection that will complicate recovery. A clean environment is essential for wounds to heal faster.

Further manipulation such as trying to squeeze out the remaining cystic acne contents often intensifies the inflammation and must be resisted.

An antiseptic face wash e.g. triclosan wash and application of topical antiseptics e.g. octenisan gel will certainly help. Judicious use of intralesional steroids to reduce the ongoing inflammation quickly may also help after a review by your doctor.

More importantly, your current acne treatment regimen may need to be reviewed by your doctor to ensure better control of your cystic acne which runs significant risks of causing permanent scarring.

Hope this helps!

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