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pop a cystic pimple

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I actually got all worked up over this as a first year med student, and it helped me understand others' concerns today. The danger of a cavernous sinu ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Cystic acne: Popping pimples/cysts not a good idea: can drive infection deeper. Warm-hot compresses can draw cyst to head so it opens on its own & drains. But best ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: The acne cyst can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) which should help shrink it. Usually trying to pop a pimple creates more inflammation and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pimple: It looks like it is a pimple day. You may have a cyst.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Trpkovski
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Pimple: Acne and cysts especially on the face should be left to the dermatologists . It sounds like a cyst that is now inflamed. Leave it be a apply warm wet ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Cystic acne: Are you on Accutane/ isotrentoin acid (which I recommend all avoid given risk it will damage Meibomian glands and lead to severe dry eye) or Doxy? Do ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get a good treatment to stop your pimples from appearing in the first place, then you will not need to pop them.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Dont pick at it: Cleanse the area warm soaks exfoliate with an otc wash benzoyl peroxide ointments may help as well you can fond 10% over the counter as well
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Cystic pimple: Warm compresses and prescription retin a (tretinoin) or similar creams may help shrink a cystic acne lesion . A dermatologist may inject corticoster ... Read More

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