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After squeezing a pimple and within 24 hours it's still red. What should I do? It's an emergency.

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pimple

The best thing to do right now is to put some neosporin or acne treatment on it and leave it be.
If you keep aggravating it, it will continue to get redder and it will take longer to heal. Keep the area clean and allow your body to do what it does best.

In brief: Pimple

The best thing to do right now is to put some neosporin or acne treatment on it and leave it be.
If you keep aggravating it, it will continue to get redder and it will take longer to heal. Keep the area clean and allow your body to do what it does best.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Infection

The area may be infected.
May require systemic antibiotics and topical bactroban (mupirocin) for the area.

In brief: Infection

The area may be infected.
May require systemic antibiotics and topical bactroban (mupirocin) for the area.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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