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How To Get Rid Of A Huge Painful Red Zit Fast
Pimple: You may want to use salicylic acid gel to dry it out. Neutrogena has a line call 24 hour acne clearing system or you can try acnefree system as well. If you need the pimple to go away incredibly fast, then a visit to a dermatologist to inject an anti-inflammatory would be my best advise. ...Read more
Abcess: A HUGE painful red pimple is called an abscess by doctors and it must be drained and usually followed by antibiotics to clear it up. I really urge you not to do this on your own - it can turn into a big disaster if you don't do it right. Until you can get into the doc tomorrow, put hot compresses on the area hourly or soak area in very warm water. But most important, see doc TOMORROW! ...Read more
Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
No way: There is really no way to get rid of a popped pimple except for waiting for it to resolve try not to pick at it since that will make it take longer to go away. ...Read more
Natural Healing: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes or no, ...: Without further detail in history + a direct look at, it is hard to decide what needs to be done, maybe doing nothing or biopsy or removal, although clinically it may be foreskin-related or so-call erythroplasia of Queyrat (Bowen disease of glans penis), that is, in situ squamous cell carcinoma. To clarify such, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish... ...Read more
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