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Should I Use Bobby Pin Or Fingernails To Pop Pimples
I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?
Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...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
Nostril: The nose is a very sensitive place, as you've discovered. You can consider a pimple a simple infection and when you pop it, the infection isn't magically completely gone. Much of the pus is. Also, when you pop a pimple, there is now an open wound and nerve endings that are exposed to the air/outside world. These are the reasons your nose still hurts. It will get better...Just takes time. ...Read more
Pimple like spot behind a fingernail \u0026 a very hot \u0026 painful finger? This is the 2nd finger in a week.
This can be a very important problem, because there are various infections around the nail which need to be treated immediately. Some of these which are bacterial infections are actually called "felons" by dermatologists.
But there are many possibilities for this, and I believe that you should see the dermatologist immediately. We take care of skin hair and nails. ...Read more
Tried popping a pimple and it scabbed and now there is a red bump that cannot be popped. What is it and what should I do?
I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if I stop popping them, will my acne clear up?
Dermatological consult: Please consult your deramtologist that can advise you about your skin condition and how best can it improve it ...Read more
Can I use BP after popping the pus out of a pimple? Cause it says don't use on broken skin and its bleeding. What else can I use if not?
You can: You can use it but it may sensitize you to it. Which means you could develop an allergy to it. Never the less it will sting more with the skin being open. ...Read more
I noticed what seems to be a pimple on the inside of the outter labia. I tried popping it a few days ago, pus came out but now it's bigger?
Popping a pimple on my cheek resulted in a swollen, red wound that hasn't been cured for well over a month. Is there anything I can do to treat it?
Pimples: You should see you primary care physician to have the wound evaluated. ...Read more
Popped a pimple on my chick about 2 years ago. Now I have a "hole" or scar on my face from popping it several times. Can I remove this scar or heal it?
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Its difficult but it might be possible with laser therapy.
See a dermatologist.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
Pimples: Don't pop them--it just makes your skin red and can leave scars. See your doctor for a treatment to proven them. ...Read more
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. ...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
Hello, occasionally have small hard pimples below, popping hurts, they are hard pearl type which bleeds alot after finally coming 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cant: Bruise will fade by itself.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Sleep affects your hormone levels, and acne can be affected by your hormones. So this is possible. The other question to ask is - why are you getting up late? Staying up late? Eating?, drinking? .... In other words - maybe it is what is going on the night before is causing your skin problem. ...Read more
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