A member asked:

Is it possible for the skin around a zit to get infected from popping/trying to pop a zit?

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

If you squeeze a pimple and instead of getting the pus to come out it ruptures into your subcutaneous tissues it can cause a cellulitis or abscess and in some circumstances an even more serious infection of cavernous sinus thrombosis.

Answered May 6, 2019

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