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Can a gp pop a ganglion cyst?

Can a gp pop a ganglion cyst?

Yes of course: But is not advised as it will most probaly reoccur. It should be removed by surgery, with an intact capsule, only then will you get rid off it! ...Read more

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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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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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Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Could popping a blood blister hurt?

Yes: Not a good idea to pop the blood blister. Infection could be a real consequence. Protect it from further injury and allow it to heal over time. ...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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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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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 you pop a blister from a mosquito if it is a huge blister?

Should you pop a blister from a mosquito if it is a huge blister?

Probably not: Blisters make the best covering for injured skin. Most of the time i instruct patients not to pop blisters. If it is huge then it will probably pop on its own. Keep it cleaned and covered if it does. ...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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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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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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I felt a painful pop when chewing. Did I rupture a mouth muscle or is this a TMJ symptom?

I felt a painful pop when chewing. Did I rupture a mouth muscle or is this a TMJ symptom?

A TMJ symptom: Painful popping noises in the jaw joint while chewing are a common manifestation of TMJ problems. It usually indicates a partially displaced TMJ disc inside the jaw joint. To my knowledge, you can't rupture a mouth muscle while chewing. If the painful popping continues, you may want to seek treatment to prevent the disc from becoming completely displaced which may lead to locking or arthritis. ...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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If cold sores can be popped-whitish fluid-can they bleed after popping-like a pimple would-or is this more typical of a pimple? Unsure if HSV or zit

If cold sores can be popped-whitish fluid-can they bleed after popping-like a pimple would-or is this more typical of a pimple? Unsure if HSV or zit

Yes: Any open sore can bleed in the end with pressure as there are some blood vessels there. We don't recommend you popping them as this may cause risk of infection in an open sore. ...Read more

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Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister ?

Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister ?

There are many cause: from bites, to pilar scalp cysts, to skin cancer. I would need to see it to be sure. If it recurs see doctor, or if there is still something at the base of scalp see derm sooner for possible biopsy ...Read more