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Help how do you heal a picked pimple?


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#Post 1 of 23 OFFLINE   bunny19

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:29 PM

Help! I picked a pimple - I know I'm not supposed to and I'm usually really good about just leaving them alone. But now I have an open sore spot how do I get it to heal and how do I keep it from getting scarred?? Also, now I'm gonna have to cover it with make up which usually makes it look worse - any advice?


#Post 2 of 23 OFFLINE   Karren

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:40 PM

I use a triple antibiotic cream like Neosporin. Works great and fast.
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#Post 3 of 23 OFFLINE   bunny19

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

Thanks!!! I really appreciate it -- how long does it usually take? I have definitely learned my lesson about picking....

#Post 4 of 23 OFFLINE   Karren

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:09 PM

Mine look better over night.. If you dab a little on before bed. And completely healed up in 2 to 3 days.. Assuming you didn't dig a meteor sized crater! Lol. I get them on my right cheek almost weekly. Really annoying.
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#Post 5 of 23 OFFLINE   Minka

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:39 PM

A lot of dermatologists will tell you to use a Vitamin E oil on the area to prevent scarring. You can get it just about anywhere... even most dollar stores.

#Post 6 of 23 OFFLINE   reesesilverstar

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:55 PM

Yup. Vit E for scarring.

Neosporin though? Really? I was gonna say tea trea dries up stuff for me. But they're usually small.
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#Post 7 of 23 OFFLINE   greta1

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:03 AM

Originally Posted by Karren View Post
I use a triple antibiotic cream like Neosporin. Works great and fast.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us........
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#Post 8 of 23 OFFLINE   DachsieDogMom

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:33 AM

Derms usually recommend Polysporin over Neosporin but either works.
If you didnt pick at it too badly it can look better over night but should be better in a few days.

#Post 9 of 23 OFFLINE   bunny19

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

So last night I triedsome neosporin and vitamin e before bed, things look a little better this morning but still not great Hopefully if I keep doing it I'll get some resolution in time for Valentines Day.

#Post 10 of 23 OFFLINE   Courttaney

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:54 PM

I usually put Polysporin on it at night. It helps it heal faster and it stops any infection from happening.

#Post 11 of 23 OFFLINE   Johnnie

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

I use Raw, never barreled, heated or strained honey. At night dab a small amount onto the area and cover with a band-aid. Remove in the am.

 

 


#Post 12 of 23 OFFLINE   chruix

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:44 AM

Vitamin-e lotion at usually at night. Just never try to pick it unless it's necessary.

#Post 13 of 23 OFFLINE   ceeport

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:10 AM

Of course, the Vitamin E does work for sure. Moreover, dont try to pick your pimples anymore it takes you to the worst look. Better leave as it is.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

I agree, vitamin e or an antibiotic cream. Next time you really want to pick at the annoying pimple, use a sanitized needle.

#Post 15 of 23 OFFLINE   fictionwriter04

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

i usually use tea tree oil on spots like this.

#Post 16 of 23 OFFLINE   brewgrl

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:44 PM

I am SOOOO bad at picking at my skin!!!!
I know I am not supposed to, but its like I can't help it.
So I am always left with wounds... its sad.
I use Burts Bees Blemish Stick to heal my damage. and if its bad, hydrocortisone with an anti-biotic.

#Post 17 of 23 OFFLINE   dollylama

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:21 PM

does the Burts Bees help hide it for the daytime?

#Post 18 of 23 OFFLINE   XBoomBoomKittyX

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:20 PM

somethin thats helped keep my skin a little bit clearer is a asprin honey mix, it takes the dead skin off and leaves your skin smooth because its got a acid in it that good for your skin and it in some of the more expensive face products. a also use a face wash called noxzema, it works pretty well for me and ive had problems with my skin for years and a lot of things irritated my skin or made me break out worse. i cant use proactive because it broke me out and dried my skin out really bad, maybe those will work for you to help keep the zits away.

#Post 19 of 23 OFFLINE   MrsSippy

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:32 PM

I use vit e oil, too. Although at night I use my clean and clear persa gel (my favorite) to prevent it from turning into a bigger pimple and then in the morning I rub a thin layer of vitamine e oil over the area. Make sure you're taking vitamin c supplements so your body will produce more collagen as your wound heals.

#Post 20 of 23 OFFLINE   desertangel86

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

I use Polysporin Antibiotic Ointment on picked pimple as well as cystic pimple then I put small circle bandage over it before going to bed. It either helped greatly on picked pimple or reduced the size of cystic pimple.

I have heard many great things about Tea Tree Oil because it actually kills the bacteria just like first aid ointment.