ink_space (ink_space) wrote in vaginapagina,

Cystic acne solutions that don't involve HBC?

It never fails. For the past few summers, I've had nasty, annoying breakouts of cystic acne on my chest. I've tried ignoring it, I've tried attacking it, I've tried different cleansers, I've tried spot-treating with cortisone, polysporin... All kinds of things. Nothing clears it up.

What did clear it up? Tricyclen. However, I have so many other side effects with HBC (I've tried three different kinds) that I have no desire to go that route again. My skin was wholly much without blemish while I was on it. Too bad I was randomly retaining about 15 lbs of water and was constantly irritable and exhausted. :P

So... Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this? HBC seems to be the only consistent fix that I can find online. But is there anything else? My chest has some seriously angry stuff going on and I hate covering up like a Victorian while there's a heat wave going on. :(
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