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what happens if you pop a pimple in your earlobe

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
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No: You likely ruptured a small cyst. It may come back or it may not. I would not be too worried.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Get checked now: It sounds like you have an abscess. An abscess on the face & neck is more serious sometimes than an abscess elsewhere. Since you're in severe pain ... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
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Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry an ... Read More
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Pimple ear lobe/: Seek medical attention. Do not pop or pierce without MD clearance... Infected earlobes not fun...
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Dr. Robert Alexander
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Don't Do It: See a dermatologist for care and drainage. Squeezing may spread infection and lead to permanent scarring.
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Dr. Barry Resnik
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Arm acne?: These rather painful pimples are not actually acne, but rather folliculitis. This translates out as irritations around hair follicles. They are annoyi ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
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Large pimple Abscess: A large pimple may very well be an abscess. If this is on your face you may need this surgically drained. Do not pinch or squeeze this. Abscesses on ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Heating pad: Ouch! I know that really hurts! Take some ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and try a heating pad (or very warm cloths) for 30 minutes. Wait at l ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Pimple: Try not to pop it. Clean with qtip and antibiotic ointment. That may help
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Doubtful: But with local infection, cellulitis and induration, you may need an antibiotic and the warm compresses to heal.

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