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Can i pop a prodrome herpes bump?

Can i pop a prodrome herpes bump?

Herpes: There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. Do not "pop" a herpes bump as you can spread the infection. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could pickle juice heal a popped blister?

Thoughts? Could pickle juice heal a popped blister?

BAd Idea: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. No irritating alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, vinergar and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can I pop a pinguecula?

Can I pop a pinguecula?

No: A pinguecula is a fibrous overgrowth on the surface of the eyeball, in the whites of the eyeball. You do not want to scratch the eyeball. Perhaps you don't mean a pinguela, but a rather you mean a stye or chalazion which are infections or pimples occurring in the eyelid. Those are treated with warm compresses and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Do not "pop": Best to not squeeze due to possible spread of infection and permanent scarring. Moist hot compresses often draw to head. I would seek dermatologist to provide good antiacne skin care program for areas. ...Read more

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Can i pop a nose blister?

Can i pop a nose blister?

Nose : Popping does carry risk of infection resulting in serious problems. Avoid it . ...Read more

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Made a cherry smoothie, pitted the cherries but while drinking it noticed some broken pieces of a cherry pit (likely missed 1) dumped it. Will I be ok?

Made a cherry smoothie, pitted the cherries but while drinking it noticed some broken pieces of a cherry pit (likely missed 1) dumped it. Will I be ok?

No problem: People swallow cherry pits (by accident) all the time without problems. I'm guessing you've heard cherry pits contain amygdalin, a substance that is broken down into cyanide. Apple seeds, almonds and apricot pits also have amygdalin. You'd probably need to eat 100 or more ground cherry pits to get a toxic dose. Some believe that small amounts of amygdalin prevent cancer. Next time don't dump it! ...Read more

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Should I pop a blister from a burn?

Should I pop a blister from a burn?

Blister: A small, unbroken blister less than 1 in. (2.5 cm) across, even a blood blister, will usually heal on its own. Do not try to break the blister. Just leave it alone to avoid infection. Leave the blister uncovered unless something rubs against it. If you do cover it: put on a loose bandage. ...Read more

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What makes a boil pop?

What makes a boil pop?

Pressure & erosion: Likely a combination of processes. An infection or inflammed area exudes chemical messengers that draw white blood cells in to do battle, so fluid builds up. Also, one way the body trys to heal itself is by drainage of what it can, so the tissues thin and rupture to let the pus/fluid/infection out. ...Read more

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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do : That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

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Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Should I pop the blister from a red ant bite?

Only if it is tense: Usually we don't recommend popping blisters, as the intact skin prevents infection. The fluid will generally resolve on its own. If the blister is tense and painful though, it can be helpful to drain the fluid. I would try to keep the skin intact as much as possible. And cover the wound with a bandage. ...Read more

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How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

Heat: Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head. Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop pimples with whiteheads?

Is it okay to pop pimples with whiteheads?

Pimple Popping: Popping pimples should never be done, as it can lead to permanent scarring, infection of the affected area, inflammation and discomfort and can also drive the acne bacteria deeper into the skin. ...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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Is it bad for my healthto pop a pimple (blackhead/whitehead)?

Is it bad for my healthto pop a pimple (blackhead/whitehead)?

It can lead to scars: If you absolutely must pop your whitehead, use a hot compress to warm and soften your skin, then push gently on both sides of the pimple while wearing gauze bandages over your fingertips.Pus or clear fluid should come out. Dab on a little antibiotic cream to prevent infection. If your pimple won't pop, leave it alone and try again later, pushing too hard could leave a scar. ...Read more

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What to do if a popped pimple leaves a hole?

What to do if a popped pimple leaves a hole?

Dont pick on it: First of all you should stop the habit of sqeezing the pimples if there is a hole you have to leave it alone and eventually depending on the size of the hole it will leave a scar which may be permanent follow up with your doctor or dermatologist to treat underlying acne properly to prevent scar formations. ...Read more