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Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Is it true you can get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

Is it true you can get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

Acne: It is not true that one gets bacterial meningitis from popping pimples. It is still not a good idea to do this because the spots are far more likely to scar if they are popped manually. ...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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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.

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

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How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

Don't 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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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

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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 stop popping my pimples?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get a good treatment to stop your pimples from appearing in the first place, then you will not need to pop them. ...Read more

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How can one stop pimples from popping out?

How can one stop pimples from popping out?

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

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I can't stop popping pimples! How do I break this habit?

I can't stop popping pimples! How do I break this habit?

Remember SCARFACE: Sq ueezing the pimples can cause severe acne breakouts and can leave long lasting scars&craters
it is the worst thing you can do to your skin. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello, occasionally have small hard pimples below, popping hurts, they are hard pearl type which bleeds alot after finally coming out?

Hello, occasionally have small hard pimples below, popping hurts, they are hard pearl type which bleeds alot after finally coming out?

Well: This could be molluscum contagiosum or follicular plugging or a couple other things. A picture is worth I thousand words. This really needs to be examined either with a photograph on HealthTap or in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

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

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After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore?

After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore?

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

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Popping pimples make them red? How to calm my skin

Popping pimples make them red? How to calm my skin

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

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Can you give me advice with getting rid of blood patch after popping pimple?

Can you give me advice with getting rid of blood patch after popping pimple?

Make sure its "pimpl: Pimples do not usually bleed. May have been a hemangioma or you are taking medications that "tho" your blood- like aspirin coumadin (warfarin) etc
Time will take care of it!
If it is growing - go to the ER ...Read more

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My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

Infection/cellulitis: See a physician immediayely and never pop a facial pimple! -you may have a facial skin infection (cellulitis) which requires immediate medical attention- call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Nothing: Leave it alone! Don't pop it or do anything to it. It will scab over and when the new skin grows, the scab will fall off. Otherwise, you will create a permanent scar and infect the pimple. Never pop pimples. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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