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#1 oh_keek

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:20 PM

This morning when I was putting on my make-up, I irritated an already inflamed & red pimple on my cheek. When I came home from work & washed my face, I noticed that it's black now. Is this normal?! What do I do? I'm afraid it's infected or something really horrible. I thought maybe there was blood inside or something, so I squeezed it (okay, maybe not the smartest idea), but it just hurt too much to keep trying.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:22 PM

It could be blood (sometimes it dries very dark) or it could be a blackhead. I would be gentle with it, whatever it is, maybe zap it with some BP or SA?
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:33 PM

omgosh i had the same thing... however i think mine was really bad... like this started about 2 weeks ago and first it was this huge bump>than after 1 week it turned black... now after putting lots of proactiv bp on it, its starting to fade... you shouldnt touch it... it wil get worse..

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:22 PM

It may have popped underneath the skin. The blackness could potentially be blood underneath the surface of the skin. It should go away eventually as it heals.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for your help -- I guess I don't have ebola then, heh. I just wish my concealer could cover it -- it makes it turn a lovely shade of green. I don't know which is worse, a big green spot on my face or a big black one! confused.gif

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

I'm having this problem right now. Is already 3 weeks yet it isn't fading and the blackness is still more or less the same.

Dermatologists were dissapointing, everyone of them gave different comments and all they could do were to prescribed cindamycin gel and bp cream which have no effect at all.

I really hate bp cream as it alway dry up my skin and take days to peel off.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 07:48 PM

i had this on my thigh a few weeks ago...i did that same thing (i opened it) i no i no stupid choice but since it was on my leg i put peroxide on it every night and did a hot compress on it and it went away in about a week...it left a mark but at least it doesnt hurt like a bitch anymore lol
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 06:27 AM

When you say black do you mean the spot has blackened or you have flat pigmented skin? Because I think I have the latter around my upper jaw where I suffered some pretty extreme breakouts about a month ago. I'm wondering whether peels would be good for removing them?
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:27 AM

It is the former rather than the latter for my case. The latter that you mentioned is PIH (Post inflammation hyperpigmentation).

Is just a matter of time for post inflammation hyperpigmetation to go away even without treatment. But if you want it to go away fast, then you may want to try IPL.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:26 PM

Hi, The black cyst on my right cheek has just burst. It been a long time waiting.
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