A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have a cystic pimple on the side of my nose i don't know how to get rid of it?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pimple on nose: Do not squeeze it (can drive bacteria inward) apply warm compresses to bring to head & let open & drain naturally. Can also apply acne med like benzoyl peroxide &/or topical antibiotic. If large & have other pimples, see pcp/dermatologist for more extensive treatment to help prevent acne scars.
Answered on Aug 6, 2013
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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Steroid Injection: Solitary cystic lesions often resolve quickly when injected with steroids. This is a quick, easy, in office procedure.
Answered on May 5, 2015
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See your doc: This can be drained in the office by your doctor.
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This takes more than: Otc products. Please see a dermatologist for proper treatment. Take care.

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