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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.

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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.

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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.

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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??

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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Relation between acne and popping pimples? /?

Relation between acne and popping pimples? /?

?: I'm not sure if I understand the question completely, could you please rephrase it?

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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.

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