In the video below, a man had a cyst on the back of his neck for the last 10 years! But enough was enough, as he was sick of dealing with the pain. So he decided to pop it…
This and example of a cystic pimple which is where you get a pimple when a pore in your skin gets clogged, usually with dead skin cells. Sometimes bacteria get trapped inside the pore, too, causing the area to become red and swollen.
Cystic acne happens when this infection goes deep into your skin, creating a red, tender bump that’s full of pus. You should NOT try this at home, it is important to consult a doctor.
Over-the-counter medicines that work on milder acne often have little effect on cystic acne. A dermatologist will likely recommend an oral antibiotic to help control bacteria and lower inflammation. Sometimes your acne may not respond to antibiotics, though. Or you may find they don’t work as well after a few years.