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I picked a pimple How can I get rid of the redness and swelling

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Leave it alone: Leave it alone. Just wash it as normal, don't put any chemicals on it (including acne cream or lotion). It will heal.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is a great start. There are several preparations. Pick the type you feel most comfortable with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: You have an infection. Please see a dermatologist for treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Local care: You have just drained an inflamed, sometimes infected, abscess. Warm baths/showers to clean the area, followed by cool compresses. Folk wisdom will ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pimple: Your doctor can lance the pimple. Please see him or her. Please be careful not to let it get infected by anything you may do on your own. Peace and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling: Never pop a pimple. Swelling of the lip is of concern for spreading infection as I'm hard pressed to otherwise explain the swelling. I recommend that ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cover up: Although some lasers such as ipl may work that is probably excessive. Your best way to get rid of the redness is to conceal it. The redness is due to ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Depends what cause i: If the cause is the medicine, benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin, they come in different formulations and strengths. Talk to your doc about it. If the lesi ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Redness pimple: The redness is a sign of infection. Warm compresses might help but a topical antibiotic - benzyl peroxide may help. Sometimes - if you need it re ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume ... Read More
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