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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)

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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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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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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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