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A 37-year-old member asked:

what to do with a dried and red pimple?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Warm soaks: You could try an antibiotic cream in case it is infected
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Be specific: If this is acne you might be tempted to squeeze it off or squeeze out the contents. This is OK. Application of an "antibiotic" will not help. Benzoyl peroxide gel might be useful. If there is a significant issue, see a dermatologist. Your description lacks any detail needed for a meaningful comment otherwise.

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What is the difference between a zit and a pimple?

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Same: A zit is slang for pimple. Larger pimples are called cysts.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I just popped a pimple like lump on my navel, what could it possibly be?

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? painfull: Skin infections can occur any where on the body. Around the navel a hernia can occur. If increasing pain or redness occurs seek help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat the red pigmentation left behind after a pimple?

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Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Help! what can I do about a dried and red pimple?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Dried up: Sounds like healing. Wash gently with soap and water and the scab should drop off over the next few days.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you give me suggestion: what to do with a dried and red pimple?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Leave it alone: If you leave it alone it should heal without scarring. Even just a little aquaphor or vaniply

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