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How do I get pimples?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Part of puberty.

Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty.
Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples!

In brief: Part of puberty.

Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty.
Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine

In brief: Pimples.

Typically you should not "pop" your pimples.
This allows bacteria to enter the break in the skin and increase chances of infection. If you must pop a pimple, sterilized the area with rubbing alcohol, lance the pimple at the base with a sterile needle and push out the pus. Cover the area with a bandage and possibly neosporin to prevent infection.

In brief: Pimples.

Typically you should not "pop" your pimples.
This allows bacteria to enter the break in the skin and increase chances of infection. If you must pop a pimple, sterilized the area with rubbing alcohol, lance the pimple at the base with a sterile needle and push out the pus. Cover the area with a bandage and possibly neosporin to prevent infection.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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