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I have a pimple on my lower cheek that I tried to squeeze. Now my cheek is swollen like I have a large gumball in it. What should I do?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Consult MD ASAP
You may have an abscess and any infection on the face has a risk of spreading into the skull.
See an md asap.

In brief: Consult MD ASAP
You may have an abscess and any infection on the face has a risk of spreading into the skull.
See an md asap.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get seen
You probably drove an infection deeper, may need antibiotic, get it checked out.

In brief: Get seen
You probably drove an infection deeper, may need antibiotic, get it checked out.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
In brief: Sounds like
Possible abcess.
May need incision and drainage or even intravenous antibiotics. Get seen asap!

In brief: Sounds like
Possible abcess.
May need incision and drainage or even intravenous antibiotics. Get seen asap!
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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