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What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

Steroid injections: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections. If there are many and recurrent, you may need antibiotics (oral & topicals), accutane, laser treatments combined with ala or a pixel resurfacing laser. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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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I have a facial pimple on right cheek, tried popping it and stuff came out. Then it turned redish/purpleish how do I get rid of it and or that color?

I have a facial pimple on right cheek, tried popping it and stuff came out. Then it turned redish/purpleish how do I get rid of it and or that color?

Time and sunscreen.: The discoloration you are describing is likely hyperpigmentation after the inflammation from the pimple. Use an spf 30 daily to ensure that the area is not exposed to sunlight while you allow time to fade it back to the normal color. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of the scab and scarring caused after popping a pimple?

How can one get rid of the scab and scarring caused after popping a pimple?

Multiple Options: First off, do not pop pimples. Doing so can cause infections limited to the skin or even extending much farther and deeper than this. Acne scarring can be effectively improved with chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, and dermarolling. ...Read more

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I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more