2 doctors weighed in:
I tried to pop what I thought was a small pimple and now there's a bigger bump where the pimple was?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Spread of infection
A pimple or acne breakout represents a localized skin infection.
When you manipulate it to try to "pop" it, you run the risk of spreading the infection and inflammation to the adjacent area and developing scarring or pigmentation after the area heals. Depending on how big the bump now is, try a warm compress and call your doctor for an evaluation to see how best to treat the bump.

In brief: Spread of infection
A pimple or acne breakout represents a localized skin infection.
When you manipulate it to try to "pop" it, you run the risk of spreading the infection and inflammation to the adjacent area and developing scarring or pigmentation after the area heals. Depending on how big the bump now is, try a warm compress and call your doctor for an evaluation to see how best to treat the bump.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors