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Can You Pop A Chalazion
No: A pinguecula is a fibrous overgrowth on the surface of the eyeball, in the whites of the eyeball. You do not want to scratch the eyeball. Perhaps you don't mean a pinguela, but a rather you mean a stye or chalazion which are infections or pimples occurring in the eyelid. Those are treated with warm compresses and antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suppose: The relief of the built-up pressure in the style, once drained, feels better & less pressure. Like a pimple on one's face, when popped, do you really hear it pop? I don't think so. As with sties, the only noise that I usually hear are those of pain, but not from the "popping" of the sty itself. ...Read more
I have a stye that popped this morning, it still looks like a pimple. Should I squeeze it to continue to help with the drainage?
Hordeolum: If you have a hordeolum externum which has spontaneously ruptured, use lid hygiene four times a day with baby shampoo and cotton balls, and use a hot compress for 10 minutes on/off. If you have ocular pain or blurry vision, conjunctivitis (redness in the whites of your eyes) see Ophthalmology. Antibiotic drops for a week are indicated w/ocular symptoms. Consult me with picture ...Read more
Can you pop a keloid ?Got it from a cartilage piercing. Heard you can use a rubber band and tie it off.
Usually: Drainage is the most important aspect of treatment for abscesses, whether performed by a doctor or spontaneous. But when doctors drain abscesses, they usually irrigate the cavity and then pack it with gauze to make sure it closes from the inside out rather than from the outside in. When it drains on its own, try to keep it washed out and open on the outside so the pus doesn't reaccumulate. ...Read more
Bad idea: Epidermal cysts usually are connected to the skin surface by a pore, and sometimes the contents can be gently expressed from the cyst. However, the cyst will recur because the epithelial cells of its walls will continue to shed into the cavity. Manipulating or piercing the cyst could lead to an infection. Only by removing the whole cyst including the walls can recurrence be prevented. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: Applying a hot compress may drain the whitehead but may make the situation worse by infecting surrounding areas. Better to dry it out than make it wet. Drying shrinks it. ...Read more
Heat: Use a heat source to sterilize a small instrument designed for puncture. Pass it through a flame...Use the blue part of the flame and avoid the yellow part as it will leave soot on the instrument. Do not leave it in the flame for long...One second should do it. ...Read more
Yes: A little boil can get larger, especially if not treated and drain.Ed. ...Read more
Dont pick on it: First of all you should stop the habit of sqeezing the pimples if there is a hole you have to leave it alone and eventually depending on the size of the hole it will leave a scar which may be permanent follow up with your doctor or dermatologist to treat underlying acne properly to prevent scar formations. ...Read more