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How should I treat a popped pimple?

How should I treat a popped pimple?

TLC: Popping a pimple damages the surrounding skin. Apply warm compresses to get all the pus out, don't scrub it, don't pick at it, let it be. Do apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream. Avoid direct sunlight or you will pigment the area. ...Read more

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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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How should i treat a popped ingrown on my vagina?

How should i treat a popped ingrown on my vagina?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil after it has popped?

How do you treat a boil after it has popped?

Rupture: When a boil ruptures, generally drainage of pus-like discharge will ensue. It's best to keep the affected area covered while the boil heals on its on. There is nothing otherwise that needs to be done than to keep the affected area clean, dry and dressed. It can take 1-2 weeks to completely heal, dependent on the size of the boil. ...Read more

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How do I treat a giant pimple?

How do I treat a giant pimple?

Leave it alone: Is probably the best advice as long as it doesn't become infected or associated with cellulitis. In certain areas of the face, particularly around the eye, you may be advised to seek a doctor's evaluation and treatment for drainage. ...Read more

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I popped a boil and it left a scar how do I get rid of it?

I popped a boil and it left a scar how do I get rid of it?

Scar from boil: There is no way to remove a scar once it has formed. The appearance of a scar can be improved with a surgical scar revision where the old scar is removed and replaced with a better looking one. ...Read more

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What should I do I popped a boil on my face?

What should I do I popped a boil on my face?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How should I treat a swollen lip?

How should I treat a swollen lip?

See a PCP: Lip swelling may be related to a local (e.g. trauma) or and it can be the earliest sign of a systemic disease. See your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should i do to treat it? Neosporin?

I had a friction blister on my penis and popped it without thinking. What should i do to treat it? Neosporin?

Vaseline is better: I would avoid activity that would involve more friction with your penis for at least a week. I would recommend applying vaseline or aquaphor ointment daily. Neosporin might be okay, but I have seen many people have an allergic reaction to Neosporin. Also, it's unusual to get a friction blister on the penis. I would recommend having this evaluated by a dermatologist, especially if this recurs. ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

Couple of things: Use a warm compress on the area to soothe the swelling. See a doctor who will probably lance and drain the boil. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should i see a doctor for it?

I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should i see a doctor for it?

Yes see a doc: Besides its awkward positioning, it may require an incision & drainage- if so- pain medications and wound care may be necessary too. If the pus pocket doesn't get drained, you pain will only worsen and you risk a blood infectionas the pressure builds up. ...Read more

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Hi, how should i treat a scrape on my eyelid?

? Infected ?: The thing that you want to do is make sure of is that it does not get infected. Carefully clean the scrape with soap and water and coat it with an a topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a staph or a cyst on my face cheek how can I make it pop?

I have a staph or a cyst on my face cheek how can I make it pop?

Don't try to pop it: Especially until you know what it is - don't try to pop it. It might make it worse - infection, spreading, etc. Gently dab it clean, perhaps a mild astringent, let a doctor see it - or at least a good pharmacist. It's your face - don't injure it by popping things. Best! ...Read more

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How do I treat a blood blister?

How do I treat a blood blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more