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#Post 1 of 23 OFFLINE   dreamgirl_leah

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:59 PM

I can feel a rather large pimple under the surface and right now it just feels like a bump. I was wondering if there was anything I could put on it or do to it so it won't come to the surface and will just reduce back down in size. It is somewhat sore and pretty big.


#Post 2 of 23 OFFLINE   Ashley

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:02 PM

Do you have any acne spot treatments?

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:06 PM

Yeah I have some. I can't remember what its called though. Will that work with it being still down deeper?

#Post 4 of 23 OFFLINE   farris2

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:14 PM

yes it will,but it could also come to the surface later on.

#Post 5 of 23 OFFLINE   chameleonmary

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:52 PM

there really is very little you can do for a 'blind' pimple except maybe try to draw it out with a drawing cream or paste. once it surfaces, try to dry it out and shrink it with some benzoyl peroxide.

#Post 6 of 23 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:55 AM

you can try tea tree oil, it works great for pimples under the surface, some of mine disappeared over the night.

#Post 7 of 23 OFFLINE   lisakelley

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:45 PM

The main thing is to not touch it, which is always the hardest part for me!

#Post 8 of 23 OFFLINE   Kemper

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:38 AM

Be careful not to aggravate it. Don't touch it, over-cleanse it, scrub it, or scratch it. Use lots of soothing skin products, and do a lot of aerobic exercise, making sure that you build up a sweat. Also try holding a nice, cool glass or something similar up against it.

#Post 9 of 23 OFFLINE   Noor_KSA

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 04:19 PM

I agree with magosienne. Tea tree oil works very well, especially if you put it on right before you sleep. but don't put it under your nose because it has a very strong smell.

#Post 10 of 23 OFFLINE   SkinCareJunky

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

Neosporin Antibiotic ointment. It will go away by itself eventually. I used to get tons of these as I have hormonal imbalance. When I started using evening primrose oil capsules..the cysts underneath the surface started to subside..and now I hardly get any at all. When I do..I just dab on some ointment and wait for it to subside.

#Post 11 of 23 OFFLINE   ALilGirlOnce

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

Try some tea tree oil or dilute ACV spot treatment on the pimple. ACV is effective at killing off bacteria. Keep applying daily or twice daily and try not to fuss at it with your fingers (hard I know!).

#Post 12 of 23 OFFLINE   kittenmittens

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:37 PM

I always find the best thing to do is to just let it come to the surface and expell whatever it needs to get out....it's hard to leave it alone, I know, but you may risk getting scars if you poke and prod at it.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:07 PM

Definitely leave it a lone... I've had about 2-3 cystic pimples just over the last year, and though I leave them alone all together, I still end up with really tiny scars. Doesn't bother me, but they are irritating until they subside!
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#Post 14 of 23 OFFLINE   chocobon

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:40 PM

Tea tree oil is great!!
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#Post 15 of 23 OFFLINE   DAngel

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:26 PM

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is great for this. Apply at night, gone in the morning.

#Post 16 of 23 OFFLINE   realmccoy

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:23 PM

Get some epsom salt, pour about a quarter size in the center of a washcloth. Twist the washcloth around the epsom salt crystals, making a little sack. Run hot water over the washcloth (as hot as you can stand) hold it on the bump until it cools off, rewarm the cloth and repeat 3-4 times. This will reduce the inflammation and draw out the infection.
Get a tube of campho phenique (cold sore gel) original yellow tube formula. Put a peasize amount on the bump and cover it with a piece of cotton ball and a bandaid before bed. When you wake up, it will come to surface and you'll be able to hold peroxide on a cotton ball to dry it up. Hope this helps. Note that these remedies only cost about $6 and they work.
good luck.

#Post 17 of 23 OFFLINE   semantje

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:23 PM

you could try to calm it down with a ice cube, it seems to work a little
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#Post 18 of 23 OFFLINE   Jaap

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:09 PM

yep, alot of good advice I read here,
just let it be there and let it disappear, certainly not pick it
I guess you also could use some products which kills the bacteries which are located in the acne.

#Post 19 of 23 OFFLINE   hellokittysmom

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:51 PM

I use tea tree oil after washing my face with really hot water. I put tea tree oil on a q-tip and sorta scrub gently at it so that it will go down to the acne. then I wait for the oil to dry and put on clean and clear persa-gel spot treatment with bp. hth

#Post 20 of 23 OFFLINE   Karren

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:58 PM

I still get those too... never found anything that works to stop them from appearing...

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