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How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

Heat: Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head. Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping.i dnt thnk pimple.. help.

Have 2 whitehead looking bumps, top of shaft of penis for abt 3 wks. Virgin. More visible when erect. Tried popping.i dnt thnk pimple.. help.

Sebaceous glands: They are probably sebaceous glands. Leave them alone. They are normal. Trying to pop them can cause local trauma and introduce infection. If you are still concerned then follow up with your primary care physician for examination. ...Read more

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

Sebaceous glands...: Without further specific info on these bumps, it is hard to give an accurate diagnosis. BUt, clinically, what you described most likely represents the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which require no active care - leave them alone - as long as you are not mentally or/& physically bothered. More? Seek counseling or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC... ...Read more

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How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

Dont pick at it: Cleanse the area warm soaks exfoliate with an otc wash benzoyl peroxide ointments may help as well you can fond 10% over the counter as well ...Read more

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What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

Edema: Generally the clear fluid that leaks is one of two things: either it's edema (swelling) from the trauma of the pressure or it's fluid from inside the cells that have ruptured. Either way it's an indication that you're applying too much pressure to "pop the pimple". It is not generally recommended to squeeze acne. The pressure can actually cause the infection to go deeper or lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Can the triangle of death on the face really cause death if popping a pimple in that area?

Can the triangle of death on the face really cause death if popping a pimple in that area?

What?: i have never heard that popping a pimple could cause death. Get on a prescription based skin care regimen to reduce outbreaks. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more