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Should I squeeze the acne bumps to get the fluid out?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Traumatizing acne (via squeezing, etc) can lead to scarring & infection.

In brief: No

Traumatizing acne (via squeezing, etc) can lead to scarring & infection.
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Gentle but be aware.

Gentle warm compresses can shorten the acne inflammation cycle.
However, one should never squeeze cystic acne along the triangle of the nose because infected fluid can be introduced into your bloodstream that can spread infection. A trained medical aesthetician is best to help clean the skin and perform gentle extractions. Steam masks with special formulations can really help as well.

In brief: Gentle but be aware.

Gentle warm compresses can shorten the acne inflammation cycle.
However, one should never squeeze cystic acne along the triangle of the nose because infected fluid can be introduced into your bloodstream that can spread infection. A trained medical aesthetician is best to help clean the skin and perform gentle extractions. Steam masks with special formulations can really help as well.
Dr. James Newman
Dr. James Newman
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