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Meningitis From Popping Pimple
See below: The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised. ...Read more
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
Hello, I've been popping a pimple type thing on my back for years now. Large amounts of the white stuff. Starting to itch and bleed a little now.
Uncertain: Don't know if this is a cyst that may have become enlarged or infected. At this point, medical assessment would be your best option to determine what the lesion is and what treatment options are. Take care. ...Read more
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
Tried popping pimple 5 days ago that wasn't ready. I had a scab, and this morning accidently rubbed off. Now I have a crater looking scab. Help??
When you pop pimples: You can cause a scab and a scar. You need to see a dermatologist but temporarily the topical bandaid duoderm can help ...Read more
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
See a dermatologist: The type of acne you have helps determine the best treatment. Whiteheads and blackheads respond well to topical tretinoin (retin-a). More inflamed acne may require the addition of an antibiotic, either topical or oral. Sometimes women may need some form of hormonal manipulation (birth control pills or other types of medications). Seeing a dermatologist will help you get the right treatment. ...Read more
I failed popping my cystic pimple. Now it's still got puss, and it's inflamed and purple. Is there a way of treating this at home?
Cystic acne: Popping pimples/cysts not a good idea: can drive infection deeper. Warm-hot compresses can draw cyst to head so it opens on its own & drains. But best treatment is to see dermatologist for definitive care of acne: topical meds + oral antibiotics; possibly accutane-like product if condition is severe. Should also be checked for polycystic ovarian ds by doc. ...Read more
Hello, occasionally have small hard pimples below, popping hurts, they are hard pearl type which bleeds alot after finally coming out?
I have a big pimple (I'm assuming is one) and I was shocked when I saw. I'm afraid to tell my parents about it & I tried popping it. Nothing comes out?
Should be seen soon: You do not know how deeply it extends into you. It may have to be lanced. It may be loculated. This is something which needs a flesh and blood doctor, not the 'net. ...Read more
I have a tiny bump on my bottom lipline for 2-3 months it looks like a pimple &feels a bit hard. I tried popping but its no use it has a dot in the center. And sometimes when I try popping it a clear liquid comes out?
Need to have checked: If this is lesion has not healed it may be more than a pimple. You should stop trying to pop the lesion, that may be causing it not too heal. See your MD or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Unlikely: The so-called flesh eating disease is a bacterial infection caused by an aggressive staphlycoccus organism which usuallly infects deeply into the skin and deeper tissues. It is fortunately not very common. However, it is not a good idea to "pop" pimples as this can cause the infection and inflammation to spread. ...Read more
Nostril: The nose is a very sensitive place, as you've discovered. You can consider a pimple a simple infection and when you pop it, the infection isn't magically completely gone. Much of the pus is. Also, when you pop a pimple, there is now an open wound and nerve endings that are exposed to the air/outside world. These are the reasons your nose still hurts. It will get better...Just takes time. ...Read more
Pimples: Don't pop them--it just makes your skin red and can leave scars. See your doctor for a treatment to proven them. ...Read more
Tried popping a pimple and it scabbed and now there is a red bump that cannot be popped. What is it and what should I do?
I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if I stop popping them, will my acne clear up?
Dermatological consult: Please consult your deramtologist that can advise you about your skin condition and how best can it improve it ...Read more
Can I use BP after popping the pus out of a pimple? Cause it says don't use on broken skin and its bleeding. What else can I use if not?
You can: You can use it but it may sensitize you to it. Which means you could develop an allergy to it. Never the less it will sting more with the skin being open. ...Read more
I noticed what seems to be a pimple on the inside of the outter labia. I tried popping it a few days ago, pus came out but now it's bigger?
Popping a pimple on my cheek resulted in a swollen, red wound that hasn't been cured for well over a month. Is there anything I can do to treat it?
Pimples: You should see you primary care physician to have the wound evaluated. ...Read more
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