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How hot should a hot compress be if I want to drain a zit?
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Not a good idea
Applying a hot compress may drain the whitehead but may make the situation worse by infecting surrounding areas.
Better to dry it out than make it wet. Drying shrinks it.

In brief: Not a good idea
Applying a hot compress may drain the whitehead but may make the situation worse by infecting surrounding areas.
Better to dry it out than make it wet. Drying shrinks it.
Dr. Steven Charlap
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