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Blackhead Pimple Pop
Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more
The correct answer: Is no, but everyone does it. Sometimes popping them will cause them to burst under the skin and create a cyst-which can last for weeks or more. Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor, that you can purchase at a drug store. White heads, usually can be emptied without much pressure. Red or tender pimples should probably be left alone until they "come to a head.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more
Manage it: You won't be able to do anything about these other than perhaps use warm compresses. You need to increase whatever you do to manage your acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, prescription-strength medicine from your physician. It's not pleasant, but be persistent with it until it remits on its own. Trying to figure out what makes acne flares is almost never helpful. ...Read more
Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more
Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed i popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?
Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygiene, and topical products used. I would typically not encourage multiple popping of blackheads or skin abscesses. The fingers could contaminate the wound further with other bacteria and cause a worse infection. Best to use soap and water regularly. ...Read more
Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?
Yes: Picking at your skin can cause acne scarring and should be avoided. Wash with a good soap designed specfically for the face. Use a good face moisturizer. Over the counter products like benzoyl peroxide are a good start to treat acne. If your acne is more severe or if there are nodules present you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician. ...Read more
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