Pic taken from LEO Pharma Inc website
After my bad case of cysts outbreak last year, I had another cyst growing a couple of weeks ago. I was hoping it would shrink once it reaches its... maximum size? but the cyst kept growing and it hurt a lot too D8. There were some thin areas along the cyst where the blood was clotting around protected only by a layer of skin so I tried to perform 'surgery' on myself again. I did manage to drain some of the puss out but the cyst showed no sign of shrinking.
Feeling dejected, I did a quick search online to see what medication can be used to treat cysts and found that most of the forumers on Acne.org use Hydrocortisone 1% which is commonly used to treat skin inflammation and itching. I made a mental note to get it the next time I drop by the pharmacy since I was in no hurry. So happened I was at Watsons, Sunway Pyramid and the pharmacist was in! (yes they always seem to be missing most of the time) so I quickly asked her for it since the Watsons staff can't touch the prescription meds cabinet D8.
She recommended me Fucidin-H which has a combination of antibiotics and corticosteroid which is slightly milder than hydrocortisone but according to her, the antibiotics would help reduce the cyst. Thank god cuz I really wanted to avoid going to the docs and having a round of antibiotic tablets just to get it down >_<
Although the dosage is milder than Hydrocortisone 1%, it's still a steroid cream so you should never use it for more than 7 days. The pharmacist recommended me to apply 3 times a day which is kinda a lot for me o_o so I only applied once a day before bed. I started to notice the effects by the second day =D My cyst shrunk by 40%! and by the 5th day, it was almost flat so I stopped the cream but the cyst continued to shrink! *_*
I'm not putting this under reviews since it's not some product you can buy on a whim but it's just something I'll recommend to my readers with troubled skin. I have no photos though but I swear on my heart that this thing works! I'm totally regretting visiting the skin specialist last year since he prescribed me pills that cost me RM110 AND it didn't work!
Fucidin-H is manufactured by LEO Pharma Inc, a Danish research-based pharmaceutical company which specializes in dermatology and critical care. The cream is RM14.20 and available in the local pharmacies =D