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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

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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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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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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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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

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