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Should I use bobby pin or fingernails to pop pimples?

Should I use bobby pin or fingernails to pop pimples?

Neither: Never ever pop pimples. You can get infected causing a rash. Worse, you will regret it for years to come when you have scars all over your face. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

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

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After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore ?

After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore ?

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

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Can you give me advice with getting rid of blood patch after popping pimple?

Can you give me advice  with getting rid of blood patch after popping pimple?

Make sure its "pimpl: Pimples do not usually bleed. May have been a hemangioma or you are taking medications that "tho" your blood- like aspirin coumadin (warfarin) etc Time will take care of it ! If it is growing - go to the ER ...Read more

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My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

Infection/cellulitis: See a physician immediayely and never pop a facial pimple!-you may have a facial skin infection ( cellulitis) which requires immediate medical attention- call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Pimple like spot behind a fingernail \u0026 a very hot \u0026 painful finger? This is the 2nd finger in a week.

Pimple like spot behind a fingernail \u0026 a very hot \u0026 painful finger? This is the 2nd finger in a week.

Finger infection: 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

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more