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I woke up to see that my red pimple turned black! Please help!

I woke up to see that my red pimple turned black! Please help!

Have you picked: At your skin? If you have been squeezing pores - it might cause discoloration. Blood that deoxygenates can become dark in color. Would allow the skin to heal by leaving it alone. If develop signs of significant infection get medical attention. Take care. ...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


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'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

Really black?: I think you probably just mean the skin is discolored or darker than your normal skin. This should improve with time especially if you wear a light sunscreen with an spf of 30. ...Read more

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How do I treat a black mark caused by pimple?

How do I treat a black mark caused by pimple?

Bleaching: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be treated by topical bleaching agents, laser therapy or chemical peels. It depends on the area, your skin type and how large the involved area is. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do black marks left by pimple fade? Or does it stay there forever? If it does fade, how long would it take?

Do black marks left by pimple fade? Or does it stay there forever? If it does fade, how long would it take?

BLACK MARKS PIMPLES: DARK MARKS FROM PIMPLES USUALLY FADE.
THE LENGTH OF TIME VARIES ON YOUR NORMAL PIGMENTATION.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
GOOD LUCK! ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my cheek and I popped it. 5 minutes later it turned black. After 3 weeks it hasn't gone away. What do I do? Today I used bp

I had a pimple on my cheek and I popped it. 5 minutes later it turned black. After 3 weeks it hasn't gone away. What do I do? Today I used bp

It turned black: Because you created a blood scab. It has persisted for 3 weeks perhaps because you are picking at it. This will cause the inflammation to become chronic and increase likelihood of scarring. The best thing for you to do is use a gentle facial cleanser (do NOT scrub), 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and a light facial moisturizer everyday, and LEAVE IT ALONE. Seek dermatologist advice if that fails. ...Read more

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Little red pimple like thing on my clit that turned black after I tryed to pop it and got smaller now can barly notice it but where it was hurts?

Little red pimple like thing on my clit that turned black after I tryed to pop it and got smaller now can barly notice it but where it was hurts?

Nerve irritation?: Did you mean your clitoris? If do, that area is very rich in nerve endings. A skin injury or healing injury can cause irritation to local nerves. The pain should lessen over time. However if it persists, you should see your health provider. ...Read more

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I have a black looking pimple with blood in it what could it be?

I have a black looking pimple with blood in it what could it be?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my public area. It is red with a black ring around it. What do I do?

I have a pimple on my public area. It is red with a black ring around it. What do I do?

Sounds like: Either an infected hair follicle (sebaceous cyst) or an insect bite! In either case wet heat may help! If persisting or getting worse over weekend a trip to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is indicated>
BTW you may get more exact answer (s) by attaching a picture of it to your question!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I found something that looks like a pimple but it's black and all red around it with something white in the middle of it. What is it.?

I found something that looks like a pimple but it's black and all red around it with something white in the middle of it. What is it.?

Lesion: It's impossible to tell without looking at it. The location, time that you have had it? See your doc. In the meantime, whatever you do, don't pick at it or scratch it, as that can cause a secondary infection. ...Read more

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I had a pimple and I scratched it. Now the area is discolored and a transparent with black dot in the middle has appeared. What could it be.

I had a pimple and I scratched it. Now the area is discolored and a transparent with black dot in the middle has appeared. What could it be.

Maybe a blackhead...: Whiteheads are pores covered by a thin layer of skin cells. Thus, oils and white blood cells that react to oils (or to acne bacteria in the oil gland) are stuck just under the surface of the skin. The result is a whitehead. It's possible for them to "turn into" blackheads if the thin layer of cells got scrubbed away with washing, allowing the trapped comedone to darken upon exposure to air oxygen. ...Read more

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Hi! I have a friend who develops somethings on his head, its all start with something looking like a pimple and end up with a black deadcell.

Hi! I have a friend who develops somethings on his head, its all start with something looking like a pimple and end up with a black deadcell.

See a doctor: "Your friend" should seek medical help. It is past time to get it taken care of and start the antibiotics if it is an abscess. Otherwise if it is a growth immediate attention needs to be taken since it is fast growing. Hope you get this resolved. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing below the chest it is not painful, but some smelly brownish colour comes out and turnes black after some time what is that

I have a pimple like thing below the chest it is not painful, but some smelly brownish colour comes out and turnes black after some time what is that

? abscess: It may be a minor infection. Possibly an abscess like infection as evidenced by the discharge. Best for you to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do for pimple and black head?

What to do for pimple and black head?

Simple: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

Pigment? Blood?: Treatment depends on what is causing the black pigment. If it is dried blood, then simple washing with half strength peroxide will eliminate the pigment or scab. If it is due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, mild steroids such as a 1% Hydrocortisone and salicylic acid may help but time may be your greatest friend. Avoid sun exposure to the area. ...Read more

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Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple with a black ring around it on my pubic area???

I have a red pimple with a black ring around it on my pubic area???

Pimple: Do you wax or shave your pubic area? It may be an ingrown hair. Try applying warm compress and then an antibacterial cream for several days. If no improvement then please seek care ...Read more

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How to remove dead cell and black marks made because of pimple in face?

How to remove dead cell and black marks made because of pimple in face?

Dermabrasion and: Exfoliation will do the trick to remove dead cells. All kinds of methods to improve the skin. Retin a (tretinoin) along with sunscreen and moisturizer and an exfoliator will improve the skin. Laser, ipl, microneedling, chemical peels can all help improve the appearance of your skin. ...Read more

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How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my back that looks like a pimple and it hurts when touched?

I have a black spot on my back that looks like a pimple and it hurts when touched?

See Dermatologist: You should see doctor > Ideally a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and advise ...Read more

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A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

See a Pro: Ask your physician for the name of a good dermatologist, a skin doctor, who can manage this for you. As you have discovered, this isn't a diy problem. Please get help. ...Read more

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I have a big bump that looks like a popped pimple on my back but it's been itchy and it's REALLY BLACK. What is it?

I have a big bump that looks like a popped pimple on my back but it's been itchy and it's REALLY BLACK. What is it?

Dermatologist...: See your primary care doctor or a dermatologist so they can look at the area you are concerned about and give you an accurate diagnosis. Lesions on the skin need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Does red mark or black mark left by pimple fade? Its been there for awhile already, a few months I guess? 1 to 3month. Help hehe thks

Does red mark or black mark left by pimple fade? Its been there for awhile already, a few months I guess? 1 to 3month. Help hehe thks

Inflammation/pigment: If the pimple just healed, this is likely some residual inflammation. If it's been a while, you may have some post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It may resolve on it's own, but if its been there for a while you might try a bleaching cream or steroid ointment on it. ...Read more

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I had a really big pimple and I think I popped it cause a lot of puss came out but, now its black on one side and red all around. What do I do?

I had a really big pimple and I think I popped it cause a lot of puss came out but, now its black on one side and red all around. What do I do?

See a doctor: Wash with warm soapy water, depending on where it is, soak in a warm bath. Redness suggests you should have a doctor look at it to evaluate for infection, although the pus draining out is a very good sign. ...Read more

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Hello, my problem is that on my back below the neck many pimpals and black blots makes when the pimple blast so please help me, which medicine I can?

Hello, my problem is that on my back below the neck many pimpals and black blots makes when the pimple blast so please help me, which medicine I can?

Sebaceous glands,: Which are not emptying, commonly called blackheads. Best is daily repeated cleansing of skin with soap, water & "soft" brush (thick baking soda/water mix & sweating can also help) to dissolve the sebum before it thickens, oxidizes (the black color) & further blocks the opening of each gland. Longer soaking with very warm/hot solution, at first, will help dissolve the oxidized sebum. ...Read more