Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Polyester Girl

How On Earth Do You Get Those Hard, Deep Pimples To Go Away?

Recommended Posts

I have many pimples but one in particular has been there for maybe 2-3 weeks now and it's really bugging me. I want it gone asap because not only is it unsightly but I can already see it starting to leave a scar the size of the grand canyon. The worst part is, it's in a really noticeable spot, on my cheek a bit under my eye.

I know there's plenty of topics on these sort of pimples and I've read them all and tried everything that has been suggested:

- Hot compress with a warm washcloth for 20+ minutes

- Cold compress using an icepack

- Tea tree oil

- Rubbing alcohol

- BP

- Retin-A

- Long hot showers

- Sticking a disinfected needle in the middle

- Leaving it alone for a good week (no change)

- (Regretfully) trying to pop it as a last resort

- Organised a dermatologist visit but I can't get in until 8 weeks from now

Currently it just feels like a really hard pebble under the skin. It doesn't even feel like it's filled with pus because pus is liquid and this just feels like a solid rock. That's why I think the needle didn't work - it would be like trying to squeeze a triangle through a circle.

Anyway, any new suggestions I haven't tried yet? And if not, will this thing ever go away on it's own? There is no way it's going to come to a head because it seems like a dead pimple, if that makes sense. It doesn't seem active any more because it is no longer painful when I put pressure on it. The only option I can see is it somehow being absorbed into the skin, is that possible?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I get those from allergic reactions.

Since you tried a lot of things, maybe try calamine lotion at night. Maybe also some ice.

Tea tree works for me, but you need to give it a few days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So in case anyone else had this problem or something, just wanted to say that a month later, it seems to have finally pretty much gone. I don't know how, but apparently they do get absorbed into the skin eventually. Bear in mind it was already 3 weeks old when I originally posted this, so I guess they take about 2 months to completely disappear just with the normal cleansing routine and all that stuff I tried in between. Also, thanks WishClean, I did try the lotion and ice and it sort of made it less noticeable on the outside, which was nice, but it was still always under the skin when I stretched it or touched it, and not going anywhere any time soon. I guess the only real cure is time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×