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Pop A Cystic Pimple
I tried to popped a painful pimple or cystic type acne on the bridge of my nose. I wasn't aware of the term "triangle of death". Should I be worried?
No: I actually got all worked up over this as a first year med student, and it helped me understand others' concerns today. The danger of a cavernous sinus thrombosis as a result of a pimple here is an exaggerated "pop" claim. If you do have acne lesions that are troublesome like this, get / stay on benzoyl peroxide and add what prescription Rx may work. Best wishes ...Read more
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
I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?
Cystic pimple on the outside lining of my mouth I tried popping but nothing comes out it just gets bigger how do I get rid of it because its embarras?
Pimple: It looks like it is a pimple day. You may have a cyst. ...Read more
2 days ago I got a cystic pimple on my nasal bone and I tried to pop it. Now my nasal bone has been swollen for 2 days. Pus will come but not all!
I am experiencing eye swelling. I suffer from cystic acen. Started to develop a pimple near nose under eyebrow, eye is swelling, please advise. No pop?
Infection: It can vary depending upon secondary infection. Additional medication may be required for the infection ...Read more
If: If it is a real cyst then must be removed. A pimple will go away. ...Read more
I think I have a cystic pimple, it started small I picked at it and now it's about an inch and a 1/2 across very painful.
MRSA Staph Infection: Please get yourself to your family doctors office today. This is not a pimple it is most likely a staph bacterial infection and these can get nasty and dangerous very quickly. ...Read more
Don't ask why: If this is a young person, don't look for an explanation for cystic acne. There's nothing you can change about hygiene, sex, lifestyle, or diet that will make it go away. You will probably need isotretinoin. If you're an adult, it may be a warning of one of the unusual glandular diseases. Usually it never gets explained. Manage it with strong meds. Don't try to solve it non-medically. ...Read more
Warm compress.: Alternate warm and cold and have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
Stronger Rx: I see that you are already on topical benzoyl peroxide but if you are getting cystic acne, you will probably want something stronger. The oral contraceptive pill (if right for you) or spironolactone are options, or your physician may want to add an antibiotic. If your acne is severe and your are offered isotretinoin, consider it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not recommended: Putting vapor rub on your cystic pimple will not help it go down and will likely make it worse since you will be occluding it further. ...Read more
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
I have this one cystic pimple, I don't know how to get rid of it, how do I get rid of this painful pimple?
See your doc: This can be drained in the office by your doctor. ...Read more
I picked at a cystic pimple on my chin and it's been over a month now but there's still a wet hole there. I need help on how to heal this fast!
Visit your doctor: If there is a concern with the healing, see your doctor. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
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