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can you put rubbing alcohol on a pimple

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: I would not suggest to put rubbing alcohol inside nose pimple. Rubbing alcohol is an irritant and it might make worse.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Rubbing alcohol: If it does not dry out your skin and make it get red and flaky I do not see a problem.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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A small infection: like this may improve with lancing the pustule.One could apply hot packs every 4 hours to attempt spontaneous drainage.A topical or oral antibiotic wi ... Read More
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ear pimple?: Best to see a doctor to examine the area to see if not a cyst/infection.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No harm done: Next time you suspect something like this will happen, start up with a salicylic acid face wash as tolerated, or topical benzoyl peroxide if you have ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Surface application of sprays/lotions/creams do not penetrate the skin deep enough to achieve any blood level of any significance. Even to an open wou ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Rise up!: Prayer works for some people, not so well for others. No way to get pimples to work on a schedule. And alcohol just irritates things. My choice for sp ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How is it now?: The black smoke residue from burning is not dangerous. I hoe I have understood your question.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Purulence: It does not sound as if these were due to herpes genitalis, but without being able to see the lesions and examine you and obtain more history there is ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Ouch!: Hand sanitizer has an exceptionally high alcohol content, especially irritating when applied to the face (not to mention the debates regarding it's ro ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
No: Alcohol is likely to sting without having any effect on the pimple. Follow-up with doctor to determine if pimple is an enlarged Bartholin's gland or ... Read More

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