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Swollen And Painful Popped Pimple
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
Infected ingrown and when to see a dr i had an ingrown hair between my pelvic bone and belly button that became swollen and full of puss. It looked like a pimple. I mistakenly squeezed it and tried popping it. Instead I have a knot next to it and i bel
It : It sounds as though your ingrown hair became infected and turned into a boil. Boils usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should see your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. Also, spreading redness and swelling around the area means the infection is worsening and you may need antibiotics. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tried to pop a pimple that was not red now the whole pumple and surrounding area is swollen and red and the skin has come off what shall I do?
Popped pimple: You can try using hot packs to see if you can get it to open up and drain, but you likely have an infection and should be seen. ...Read more
I tried to pop a pimple that was not ready now the whole pimple and surrounding area is swollen and red and the skin has come off what shall I do?
I popped what i think is a pimple on my chin, now the area is swollen, has hardened, and very painful. Is it infected and what should I do?
I have a swollen but not irritated, dark grey color "pimple" dosent turn white or pop. How can I get rid of it? Plz help!
Go to the Doctor: I am sure you are ready for this but STOP Popping lesions on your skin. That is dangerous and no physician will ever recommend such activity. But, it sounds like you need treatment and that means you need to go get this lesion examined and diagnosed. ...Read more
I have a pimple just above my right eyebrow. Tried to pop it and stuff came out but now about half my forehead is a little swollen. Help?
See answer below: Your description is consistent with "Cellulitis" which occurs when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter through a crack or break in your skin. This is potentially a serious infection especially if affects the tissues underneath your skin or gets into your bloodstream. Usually requires antibiotics and recommend immediate evaluation by an MD or ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?
Facial swelling: after trying to express the content of any skin lesion can lead to complications such as yours, a prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment is highly recommended at this time. A simple skin care regimen directed towards decreasing production of sebum/ oil, keeping the pores open and skin clean will always be helpful for future references. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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