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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Should i pop pimples?

Should i pop pimples?

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 more

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Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

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

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Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

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

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irritated see your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to fade popped pimple?

How to fade popped pimple?

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

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Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed i popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?

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

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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Pop oral herpes like a zit?

Pop oral herpes like a zit?

No: You don't want to do that. Those areas can be contagious and spread since they are viral. Apply a soothing ointment with a cotton swab, wash your hands and let it heal, as it typically will do in14 to 21 days. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

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 more

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Can I put benzoyl peroxide cream on a popped pimple?

Can I put benzoyl peroxide cream on a popped pimple?

POPPED PIMPLE BPO: Yes. You can put benzoyl peroxide on a popped pimple. Start with the lowest dose first: 2.5%. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation). ...Read more

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Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Many do: Generally we recommend not to pop things...But many people do...Best after warm soaks, do not push hard, and clean well afterwards to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

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 more

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