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A 46-year-old member asked:

bleeding pimples/please help me with this?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Why bleeding?: That's a tough one - pimples don't normally bleed, unless you squeeze them aggressively, so if you are doing that, stop. If you are not squeezing, it's probably not acne, and you'll need to see a dermatologist and find out what is going on.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Popped a pimple and it's bleeding a lot. Should i be weird?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably not: Furuncles or pimples can be associated with a significant amount of inflammation, and this can cause some bleeding when it is opened. This can be exaggerated if you are on nsaids or other drugs that affect clotting. Gentle pressure should stop the bleeding.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if i put toothpaste on my pimple now it's bleeding?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Stop: Toothpaste is for tooth cleaning, not acne treatment. All you did was irritate your skin. Toothpaste is for use in the mouth, not outside of it. Where on the toothpaste tube does it say, "for treatment of acne?" please call your pcp or a dermatologist for proper treatment regimen for acne.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

What do I do if I pop on of my pimples and they start bleeding?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Don’t pop pimples : Popping pimples is not recommended as the process may drive bacteria deeper into tissues. If you bleed, stop it with pressure on the area, until a clot forms. Styptic pencil could be used to cauterize the area if needed. There are good OTC products for acne, and Rx products as well. Limit your dietary oils, and wash your face regularly with a gentle soap.

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