Yesterday I had a huge red pimple. It was horribly painful. I am a 17 year old guy who has been training in martial arts for 5 years. I am serious when I say this pimple hurt. It was about the size of a nickle. Not normally a big deal to me. I have a regime where I stab it with a needle, release the acne, then apply ice and toothpaste. This has had amazing results for me in the past with nickle sized pimples. Even causing them to be completely gone the next day. Well I did this and the pimple popped like any other. But after I put the ice on it I came back 20 minutes later to put toothpaste on. I looked in the mirror and it was at least an inch and a half in diameter! I freaked out. I put the toothpaste on and went to bed. This morning I woke up and it is about an inch in diameter but the swelling blends in a little with my forehead, it is gradual. I freaked out again and I asked my stepdad if he saw it and he thought I was joking because he said he can't see anything. My stepsister said the same thing, but I can see it so easily in the mirror. When I frown, one side is 4 times bigger than the other. So I don't know if I should believe them or not, but I have to make a decision between going to school or skipping. I think I am going to go to school with every distraction available to the eye. BTW just so you guys know, I honestly am not one of those kids who freak out over a little pimple, I freak out over pimples that look like they wanna kill somebody.