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A 28-year-old female asked:

What i assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face i tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now i can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Girone
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Stop playing!: You likely have a facial cellulitis from spreading the initial follicular infection by attempting to "pop" your pimple. Seek immediate attention from your pcp or urgent care source to be placed on antibiotics today! follow up in 7-10 days is a must to avoid more serious complications. There is always a potential need for an incision ; drainage procedure, which requires a face to face encounter!
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter commented
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Agree, seekmimmediate medical help.
May 25, 2014
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 25 years experience
Probably not pimple: Sounds like something more than just a pimple. If you have that much swelling you probably need to be seen by a physician asap!
Last updated Aug 4, 2017


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