A 18-year-old female asked:
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i just squeezed my whitehead/pimple then applied bp and made it very red. i will now use sudocrem will it help reduce size and especially redness?

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Dr. Diane Deschino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't touch: The best way to get rid of whiteheads is to leave them alone. Resist the urge to squeeze. They will resolve quicker and with less scarring if you just wash with soap and water and allow them to heal . Benzoyl peroxide is an irritant, and will certainly increase redness and irritation once you have squeezed. You can use BP to wash your face to prevent future pimples, but avoid it once area is open.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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