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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. tried popping it and failed. now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. what do i do?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 29 years experience
See a dermatologist: The acne cyst can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) which should help shrink it. Usually trying to pop a pimple creates more inflammation and pain. Your dermatologist may also want to determine if there is any infection there.
Last updated Mar 12, 2016

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