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Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Yes: Blind pimples are closed whiteheads that are not unclaimed. Topical salicylic wash can open these or prescription retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

Overnight cures: There is no such "overnight " cure for blind pimple. See your dermatologist or family practitioner for best diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I tried to pop a blind pimple that had no head. It didn't pop and a layer of skin came off and blood just came out. What do I do now ive made worse?

I tried to pop a blind pimple that had no head. It didn't pop and a layer of skin came off and blood just came out. What do I do now ive made worse?

Leave it alone: Keep it clean and don't pop it any further. When you pop a pimple, you may drive infection deeper in the skin or increase the chance of scarring. Use a acne med and a good sunscreen (irritated skin or acne-medicated skin can be more sensitive to sun damage). ...Read more

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Hello! I have blind pimples all over my thighs and I dont know why, have had them for years.

Hello! I have blind pimples all over my thighs and I dont know why, have had them for years.

Keratosis pilaris: A dermatologist can confirm diagnosis. Usually people ignore this. Moisturizers, topical steroids, and salicylic acid creams help but response may be less than full relief. ...Read more

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What happens if you pop a blind pimple? Mine is still really red and I popped it yesterday. Should I be worried? Thanks!

What happens if you pop a blind pimple? Mine is still really red and I popped it yesterday. Should I be worried? Thanks!

Pimple popped: It is natural to try to resolve acne. but if no discharge just leave alone and the inflammation from popping it will go away. If reddened, can apply neosporin at bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

Injection by derm: "blind pimples" are deep acne lesions that usually do not reach the skin surface. They can't be "popped", so don't try, you'll only make them worse. The best treatment is injection of an anti-inflammatory medication with a very tiny needle. A dermatologist can do that for you. You'll probably also need an antibiotic to prevent formation of further lesions, but the dermatologist will decide that. ...Read more

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Hello! I have blind pimples all over my thighs and I dont know why, I've been soaking in epsom salts and that seems to kind of help, I wear leggings e?

Hello! I have blind pimples all over my thighs and I dont know why, I've been soaking in epsom salts and that seems to kind of help, I wear leggings e?

"blind pimples " ? : I am not sure what you're asking, perhaps you can initiate an inbox consult with a photo. Are you shaving? This could be ingrown hairs? Do you have a new cream or soap or laundry detergent? ...Read more

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How can i get rid of a blind pimple fast on my cupids bow? My lips have swollen up because of it

How can i get rid of a blind pimple fast on my cupids bow? My lips have swollen up because of it

Careful, most fast: methods (many variations of incision & drainage) are far more likely to ?tissue reaction, damage, scar tissue formation resulting in changes in anatomical shape that remains long term. Safest likely wet heat to lips to area (to ?vasodilation & blood flow), possibly proceeded an hr in advance by a suitable antibiotic, e.g. https://www.google.com/#q=antibiotics+acne - always trial & error. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in my ear, and it's not too big. Looks like a blind pimple. What should I do? Also, what causes this? I've them a couple of times befo

I have a pimple in my ear, and it's not too big. Looks like a blind pimple. What should I do? Also, what causes this? I've them a couple of times befo

What part of the ear: I'm not certain what portion of the ear the pimple was on. I'm unclear what you mean by a blind pimple With Pimples we're concerned with the could have a staph infection. This is something you can clarify with Your physician. ...Read more

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Please explain why we get blind pimples, which are very sore and can't burst?

Deep clogs: These are areas where your pores are clogged with dead skin and oil deep in your skin. Usually this means you need Accutane and or photo dynamic therapy. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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