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A 18-year-old female asked:

i had a deep pimple on my chin and i knew not to pop it but i felt as though i needed to relieve pressure. now there's a large bruise under my chin?

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Hands down: I agree, you should not have manipulated the pimple. Next time, if the pimple is sore, try applying a warm cloth to the surface of the skin gently. A topical acne preparation like benzoyl peroxide would be helpful. The bruise will resolve in about a week. Bruises arise from the rupture of blood vessels beneath the skin. Prompt pressure and ice can minimize bruising just as they begin to form.

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Last updated May 31, 2014

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