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A 22-year-old female asked:

I tried to pop a pimple that was not red now the whole pumple and surrounding area is swollen and red and the skin has come off what shall i do?

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Dr. Kathryn Dobbs
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Popped pimple: You can try using hot packs to see if you can get it to open up and drain, but you likely have an infection and should be seen.

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Last updated May 7, 2017

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