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  1. I have a green pimple filled with pus am I allowed to pop this? It definitely looks like liquid is ready to come out help I don’t know what to do
  2. Please help me. My skin is oily for the most part. How do I get rid of these bumps and prevent them from growing back??? Any help is appreciated
  3. Help!! My skin has erupted in loads of spots whiteheads and cysts as well as loads of little bumps with lots of redness. I used to have isolated chin acne (it was no where else) Even my cheeks were super clear- I’ll put a before and after pic below (the before is from last year) I feel like I’ve tried absolutely everything from natural remedies to creams and topical treatments right now I’m using the neutragena clearing face wash and the Liz Earle moisturiser and toner and I occasionally use the Barnier pure active face mask. I feel like I’m at the point where I’ve probably wasted £100s on treatments and it just goes in a circle:I get slightly clear and then bam I’ve got spots everywhere again it’s so embarrassing. I’m going to be 19 soon and I feel like I have the skin of a 13 year old it’s really getting ready down. Please can anyone help???
  4. Hello I am kind of concerned about this pimple on the side of my nose. At first I thought it was a pimple and at this time I wasn't aware that it was bad to pop it so I took a clean needle and poked the head and squeezed but only blood and clear liquid came out so I left it alone. After a while I tried again but I noticed it was numb and this was distressing I took the needle and went to see if I could feel anything at all and I swear I must have went a cm deep before I hit the end of this hole, I squeezed again with a pimple tool thing and some weird pus that was gooey and looked like mucus came out. I'm not sure what this is or if I will have a scar from doing this but the main thing i'm concerned about is why it is numb.

  5. Take vitamin D and K to begin with, that will help rebalance your retinoids. Anxiety is probably one of the main causes, as Accutane completely messes up your stress and sex hormones, so right now your body probably feels a tonne of stress. People who take such a limited dose recover much better, and one of my friends took 80mg for 15 months and he is good now, though it knocked him around for a fair bit.

    One of the ironic things about accutane is it makes your body react poorly to stress, then creates a fuckton of it.

    My full recovery advise is:
    "Buy creatine, fish oil, coq10, zinc, multivitamins and a decent protein powder, take the recommended dosages for all of these, and try to meditate for 20 minutes a day"(if its early days take some k2 and vitD as well, that will get your retinoids in check post tane)


    Anyway, even if you are a random healthy male the things I've recommended would only improve your health, all would probs be available if you went to your local discount chemist 
  6. I got a cyst last week on my foot. It pooped on it's own so I had been draining it and covering it with antibiotic ointment and covering it. I made sure to go get a antibiotic pills from my doctor before it popped because I knew a guy who had a foot amputated from a Infected cyst. But that's not why I'm here. I was cleaning out pus from the cyst like I did for 4 days now but today I started to squeeze it gently and something new come out. A hard black thing with a green head. It was hardish and kept it's shape. I had never saw anything like this before. I can say it was the equivalent feeling of taking a big poop except on my foot. It felt good to get that out but I had no idea that thing was inside. I saw a post before on this website about something like this but they didn't have a photo. I do and here it is. Does anyone know what the hell it is? It's about as long as a bean.
  7. I've been dealing with closed comedones above my chin for the past 5 months now. I'm down to only a few left on my right side and that's it! However, there's one that had a LOT of pus inside. I'm not even sure if it's a comedone tbh. The next morning it grew to an ENORMOUS whitehead. I stupidly didn't drain it (because people say not to and that it'll fall off on it's own). Well bad news. It didn't fall off, but instead went back into my skin. Now I have a large comedone that won't come to a head again (it's been five days since it went back into the skin). Will the pus eventually drain into my body, or should I lance it now and try to extract the contents? The thing is I'm worried that if I lance it, all that will come out will be blood and no pus and then I'll have to deal with a scab for no reason.
  8. I was clear for a few days and then this odd-looking pimple/cyst started forming on my chin a few days ago. There's this solid yellow mass in the middle, and it looked so close to the surface that I decided against my better judgment to try to pop it a couple days ago. I first tried with my fingers, and nothing came out, so I got desperate enough to try to lance it with a needle (bad idea, I know). I thought, even if this left a scar, at least the contents of the spot would be drained and I wouldn't have a big lump anymore. But even the needle didn't puncture the yellow spot and no solid pus ever came out; just clear yellow oil. I'm confused because the yellow head is so obviously visible and it looks like whatever's in there could just burst out any second, but nothing has come out and it hasn't shown any improvement, even when I don't touch it. I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had a similar pimple with a visible yellow ball lodged so deep in the skin, and if so, how they may have been able to draw it to a more superficial head or made it go away faster. Thanks! I'm in my second month of Accutane btw.
  9. Possible abscess?

    Forums General acne discussion 1 reply

    So I had this red pimple on my thigh, close to the buttocks, it was red and kinda swollen, didn't hurt, had no head, it got worse since it's an area I sit on and is moving all the time, It got a head, and after picking at it a bit, I noticed that it's not ready for me to touch it, and just used benzoyl peroxide to clean and help with it, right now I'm using antibiotics to help with the pain, it clearly has a lot of pus clogged up, which I am not touching and just using warm water and alcohol to clean, and I just wrap it up with sterile gauze pads (which everytime I change have yellow pus on it, had some blood in the first few ones but not anymore) swellness came down as well. Should I just keep treating it like I wrote, or could it be something more serious? It's painful, but not too much, red - but not swollen. I added a photo of what it currently looks like, excuse the quality.
  10. Help! A couple months ago seemingly out of nowhere I got what looked like a random dry patch between my eyebrows, no biggie, I applied some moisturizer and went about my business. As time went on the patch still hadn't gone away and was now not only even flakier, but had a few slightly raised pimple-like bumps and spread with some swelling. okay, must be my hormones doing something funky to my skin, right? I lightly exfoliate the area, apply thin layer of persa-gel 10, and moisturize often. long story short this THING between my brows not only stuck around for a good month or so, but it was a big red, deeply scaled eyesore from hell! nothing I did (or didn't do) seemed to help and when it finally went away it left a scar that luckily has faded with time. few months later this thing has shown up again in the same spot, so far its not too bad but with new years coming I want to look good and honestly would rather not have Franken-zit living on my face and screamingat people. I wash my hands, clean my face, and practice good hygiene, so what is this? why is it happening, and how do I treat it? is it even acne? HELP!! p.s: sorry for poor picture quality, it was hard to focus in and I was NOT going to ask my father to take a picture for me lol.
  11. today was ruined because my skin is breaking out I hate meeting new people I had to new my fiance's parents and pus was not the first impression I wanted to make worst of all his mother gave me acne tips in front of his family nobody needs to give me tips I am doing the best I can so when I got home I bawled my eyes out the wedding is in a few weeks and I do not know if I can stand in front of a crowd of people with my skin make up can not cover it and wearing make up will cause me to break out I am so scared acne will ruin my wedding day
  12. Hi everyone i have a question i been wondering for while now. Sometimes when i get a pimple on my body and im popping it, there is this long solid white pus like thing that comes out. It thicker than a hair but not to long. Sometimes when i pull off scabs they are stuck to the scab but they dont feel like normal pus. Are they a type of cyst or something else. If you know please message me with your thoughts. Thank you
  13. ●●●Simple Dietary Cures for Pimples & Boils●●● The excessive consumption of Vitamin B12, which is found in non-vegetarian foods, is one of the most important causes of pimples, acne, boils and other skin eruptions. Specifically, the excess of COBALT, which is a constituent of Vitamin B12, is the REAL CAUSE of the problem. ★★★According to the ORIGINAL RESEARCH done by me about 40 years back, the excessive consumption of COBALT-rich foods, drinks and dietary supplements can cause pimples, acne, boils and rashes in susceptible persons of any age group, which includes even OLD PERSONS!! The consumption of even small amounts of a COBALT salt like COBALT SULFATE can cause massive eruptions all over the skin of the face and the body of a susceptible person.★★★ The non-vegetarian foods may be eaten in moderation by those who are prone to pimples and boils. Eating 2 eggs per day can give me pimples, even though I am over 73 years old. The persons susceptible to pimples should eat only about 100 grams of meat, chicken or fish on 2 days in a week. If they eat more meat, chicken, fish, lobsters and other non-vegetarian foods, they should first boil them in a large amount of water, and throw away the water to reduce the Vitamin B12 content of such foods, before they cook them further. Even the vegetarian foods like chocolate (cocoa), some beers, some spices and condiments, dry fruits and nuts, which contain large amounts of COBALT, can cause pimples and other skin eruptions. The consumption of foods, drinks, and other edible preparations containing COBALT and Vitamin B12 must be restricted by all patients who have pimples, acne, boils, measles, chicken pox or rashes of any type, which produce pus in the skin, or even in other parts deep in the body. Besides the non-vegetarian foods like meat, fish, chicken and eggs, even the consumption of Vitamin B12-containing milk, butter, cheese, ice-cream and other milk products should be drastically restricted, or even avoided for some time, by the persons suffering from the skin eruptions. They can obtain CALCIUM from green leafy vegetables and from CALCIUM pills, instead of getting the mineral from milk and milk products. The patients who are prone to pimples and boils should NOT eat bread, cereals and other foods that are FORTIFIED with Vitamin B12. Such persons must also avoid the pills that contain Vitamin B12. If they require the B-complex pills, they should take the pills that do NOT contain Vitamin B12. As Vitamin E is an antagonist of Vitamin B12, it can help in reducing the pimples, acne, boils and rashes caused by the consumption of excess COBALT. The mineral SELENIUM, which produces a sparing effect on the need for Vitamin E, may also be very helpful in controlling these skin eruptions. The foods rich in Vitamin E and SELENIUM, like whole-grain cereals, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits, help in preventing pimples and boils. Vitamin E can even be taken in the form of pills, but the daily dose should be restricted to about 10 to 20 milligrams if the treatment is for a long period. ★★★Persons susceptible to pimples and boils should not have dental fillings, caps or bridges containing any traces of COBALT. Their teeth should be free of COBALT, as otherwise such persons can continuously suffer from the rashes of pimples, acne, boils and other skin eruptions, which can lead to horrible scars on their faces and other parts of their bodies.★★★ Among the other dietary factors that can trigger the eruption of pimples and boils is IODIZED salt, which should be restricted or replaced by non-iodized salt. Pickles, chutneys and other foods, which contain MUSTARD seeds, powder and oil, should also be avoided, as they are known to cause pimples in many people. Mustard oil should NOT be applied to the faces and hair, or used for massaging the bodies, by such persons. Other foods, which should be avoided by the persons susceptible to pimples and boils, include some mixtures of spices like GARAM MASALA, GROUNDNUTS (peanuts) and their oil. The consumption of protein and fat-rich dry fruits and nuts should be restricted, as they are also rich sources of COBALT. The excessive consumption of proteins and fats of even vegetarian origin can do great harm. ★★Lack of sex and the retention of semen for long periods in their bodies by young men can cause or increase pimples and boils in many of them. The regular ejaculation of semen prevents the formation of pus in the bodies of men, and thus stops the eruption of pimples and boils. The consumption of aphrodisiacal drugs for sexual stimulation can increase the formation of semen, which can trigger the eruption of pimples and boils in the persons who are prone to the disease. So, if they want to avoid getting pimples and boils, they should NOT use sexual stimulants.★★ ★★★Lactating mothers should NOT avoid breastfeeding their babies, as the retention of milk in their breasts can give them pimples!★★★
  14. Last 2months i started to experience breakout. Every time i wake up in the morning there's always about 3-5 pimples with pus inside on my face. They heal fast about 1-2 days they're gone but after that the pus always comes back on the same exact spot or near to that area(forehead,cheeks, and chin). I'm not picking it but sometimes i accidently popped some while in the process of washing my face. I just want to have my clear face back like before. age:16 skin type: oily;acne prone skin
  15. I do get the occasional pimples on the cheeks and forehead but there really small and goes away within 3 days. I notice that with every pimple I get it ALWAYS turns white then pops on its own and eventually fades, but as for my nose they become huge and really red then they slowly start turning white and pop on its own and it would bleed. Then it would turn white again and pop over and over. I have 4 big ones on my nose right now but one of them popped and has a blood scab. I wash my face twice daily following with a spot treatment containing salicylic acid and then a moisturizer. The pimples on my nose go away within 2-3 weeks and I've tried everything from Bp, tea tree oil, salicylic acid but nothing decreases the size of the pimple! How do I make the healing process go by faster and avoid future pimples on the nose! Also I keep my diet healthy avoiding greasy and fried food and I drink 2L of water everyday and I take alesse birth control which has helped my skin a little!
  16. Background: Female in late teens, have had acne since early teens. Escalated to moderately severe in my high school years. I had been seeing a dermatologist the entire time, their bp/salycylic acid/clindamycin regimen did NOTHING for my skin. I liked tretinoin. Antibiotics (specifically amoxicillin) CURED me of my acne. I was on it for 1 year+ and obviously had to stop. I have been self treating my acne for the past few months. Acne type: Moderately-severe. Skin is dry-ish especially in the winter. I sometimes get this horrible combination of extremely dry peeling skin+oil buildup on my face in the summer months. Regimen for 1 month+ and its results: Vitamins: Fish oil, all natural zinc, 2 garlic pills per day. Treatment: Gentle neutrogena fresh cleanser 1x per day at night, sometimes mixed with few drops of calamine lotion. occasional application of Povidone-iodine (Betadine) with a cotton swab at night. wash with just water in the morning. Diet: Spice and carbs heavy food (Indian food is very common in my household). NO junk food, no pop, little to no sugar. I will be able to take charge of my diet in a month when i start cooking again, and am thinking about eating a very veggie/fruit heavy diet. Exercise: Minimal, it has a very faint effect on my skin Results: Since i have begun self treatment cystic acne has stopped. Regular acne is still present in moderately-severe form. I am getting more whiteheads/pustules than I have ever gotten, despite being careful to gently exfoliate my skin and keep it clean. my acne is worst on one side of my face ONLY (from one the low cheek up to the browbone) I would really appreciate any help in diagnosing my acne and editing my regimen. I'm starting to lose hope and some days feel pressured to giving in to accutane.
  17. i use the rapid clear collection from neutrogena. i have combo skin. is it good if a small pimple turns into a pus filled one the next morning. what shd i do w it just leave it?
  18. Hi im 15 yr with combo skin. I have some very noticeable pimples around my mouth, one on my upper lip line, one just next to my mouth, and other ones but they cure easily. i use the rapid clear salycylic acid spot gel along with the scrub,cleanser and toner. ive been doing this routine w grear results for about 1 1/2 week and this morning. last night the acne on my upper lip line was half blood dried up and half just normal pimple. and the one next to my mouth r clusters and they were fine, today i woke up with a huge pus on the upper lip line and on the acne next to my mouth. i popped the upper one ok with an extractor but is now filled with white transqul kind of fluid or pus. and the one next to my mouth , i popped it wrong and i popped the skin of the cluster if that even makes sense. so basically the actual pus wasnt all out yet but i damaged my skin and is now bloody and swollen. what should i do with both of them? pls help...
  19. Hello, Ive been looking through these questions for about a week and I decided I needed help. I am 15 years old with combination skin, i dont take birth control, or any other prescriptions. I havent seen a dermatologist and please dont tell me i should because there arent any around where i live. My only goal this summer was to have clear skin before school. And i used korean acne products while i was in another country until this month. about a week an a half ago, i bought the neutrogena rapid clear stubborn acne cleanser, rapid clear foam scrub, and the rapid clear acne eliminating gel. It works so well! After few days I was left with a few noticeable pimples and just mostly flat pimples. Of course it also started flaking. So i went and bought the rapid clear toner and the grapefruit moisturizer as well! But the first night i used it i only got 2 hours or sleep for some reason and my flat pimples became red and noticeable so i couldnt blame the products. Anyways.. My pimples were just being on and off but my skin wasnt flaking anymore. Last night, I went to bed after putting on the rapid clear acne eliminating gel and the pimples that were NOTICEABLE, became filled with HUGE PUS! well only one did and 3 others were normal pus. I popped it with an extractor (the big one) and clear fluid did come out and right when i thought i popped it right, now it is filled with some kind of WHITE thing but doesnt look like pus. and the one out of the other 3 pus filled acne i popped was BLEEDING and now the skin around it is swollen basically and it looks like pus came back again.. So help me, what should i do ?????
  20. I am curenntly a freshman in high school with fairly bad acne, that is mostly hormonal. I have mild acne on my chin all the time, while around once a month I get these large, painful cysts. Last year around November, I got a medium-sized cyst right in the area between my eyes. (Where sunglasses sit). I decided not to mess with it, hoping I could wait it out. Well, about one month later, I got tired of it, and it looked like it could be popped, so i did. Lots of gross stuff came out, and left this Huge scab where the cyst used to be, like the kid you got as a kid when you fell and scraped your knee. I put neosporin on it, and the scab eventually healed. Once it did, though, it left a pore-like hole, with marks around it from when i used my fingernails to pop the cyst. Worse, I constantly found and find myself having t o extract this white pus stuff from the pore, and none of this has shown any signs of improvement for several months now. Is there anything that I can do to heal this, preferably without having to consult a dermatologist?
  21. Boils/huge Pustules Whatever

    Forums Diet & holistic health 5 replies

    The reason I am posting this in this section is because I find people in this part of the forum more helpful and responsive. Anyways, ever since I stopped taking minocycline after 10 months, I have been getting these boils that are filled with pus. So first they are just bumps that you can feel, but then they come to head and get filled with pus and blood and rupture. They stay around for like 10 days before they start healing and takes a total of 2-3 weeks to go away. I got them between my legs twice and now on my back right under my neck, all within a month and they are quite painful once they burst and have this foul smell. I think I have a mixture of folliculitis and acne on my face but now I am starting to think.. is it possible I have a staph infection or MRSA maybe? I went to a doctor who prescribe me Bactrim DS for 2 weeks but I have not taken them since I just came off antiobiotics after two years, but I am seriously considering taking it to maybe kill whatever infection I have. What do you guys think it is? Any tips?
  22. What is this thing on my face? Yesterday, I started using burts bee anti blemish toner, and now I have this white pus filled painful thing on my cheek. Is it acne?
  23. so I went to my dermatologist and she took a look at me and said the obvious: STOP TOUCHING, PICKING POPPING. I gotta tell ya, that's probally the worst part. It seems that humans inherently want to pick and pop no matter how many professionals give sound advice and provide facts about the damage you cause by doing so. Long story short: MY SKIN IS CLEARING UP :DDD I was prescribed a retinol 150 cream. The stuff cost me $80 !! With a price tag like that it better be good, right? Well I experienced a shit load of peeling and I still am getting some dry side effects and peeling when I apply it in the evening but it is making the pustules that were previously destroying my face stop appearing. I am so unbelievably happy that I've been able to reduce the 10 or so whiteheads on my face at a time to 1 to zero. But my complexion still looks like hell due to the relentless peeling so I avoid going out at night. But during the day all I have to do is put some moisturizer(I like actinage soothing gel) and it even helps fade the red marks from past pimples!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed as to the maintenance of my skin but I have high hopes for this retinol stuff. It feels like im typing this for nothing because i'm getting like zero feedback but idc, I just need to convey my emotions. When my phone is charged I will post progress pics. I'm very pale so my face kind looked like the surface of the moon. lol
  24. Hi all- I obtained a cystic pimple about a week ago (I have pretty clear skin usually), and it was super painful and large. It popped 2 times, and it is painless now, but there is still a massive bump, and I can feel liquid (not necessarily pus) still under the skin. Is there any way to speed up my body's absorption of the fluid using topical gels or any other solutions? This cystic pimple is not inflamed anymore- it's just huge and full of clear fluid. Thanks so much!