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who said zits are for teenagers?

so i have a major blemish on my chin. the thing is, it hasnt reached the surface yet, but is still somewhat visible bc its kind of a big lump under my skin and is very sensitive to the touch so its kind of redish in that area bc the skin is clearly irritated, and i knoww i am not going to have the patience to leave it alone, so does anyone know how to get rid of it before i make a disaster of it and pick it which will inevitably leave a bigger blemish on my face and maybe even a scar...this sounds ridiculous, but i was thinking maybe using an icepack on it will decrease the swelling?



Wed. Jan 30, 4:20pm

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I had something like that on my chin, I left it alone & then a scab grew over it, one day I picked & there was a hole, I mean a crater there. it hurt & was horrible, so please. LEAVE IT ALONE.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 4:29 PM

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here's a couple things my dermo told me:

hot compress
calmine lotion
put toothpaste on it overnight to dry it up

or you could buy a zeno pen and zap it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 4:30 PM

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I am a pro at this... 95% of my face was covered in zits all kinds at one time...


1) Wash face...
2) Shave area of face with zit.. LIGHTLY to take off top layer ( note you should not bleed)
3) Scrub face with facial scrub in the shower with steamy water...
4) If zit has not surfaced... put toothpaste on
5) if zit has surfaced or looks like it.. squeeze, left to right, then north to south... one quick hard squeeze...
6) if nothing comes out... leave alone and put on tooth paste or other creams
i7) if it does.. squeeze again until it bleeds and you get the hard white core out of it. If you do not get out the core, it will just fill up again.
8) press on sore with face cloth hard to stop bleeding and to move around the blood under neath the skin to ensure there is no puffiness...
9) cover with toothpaste
10) wake up, you will have dry skin, let it scab
11) try to scrub your face everyday, aiming for the scab but do not scrub so it comes off before its ready
12) once scab comes off, dry out again ( this keeps the scarring down)
13) once it scabs up again and it does not bleed, put on polysporen
14) keep doing this until it is no longer tender..
15) try to keep your hands off your chin as thats usually why ppl break out in those areas.

Good luck. This is just what works for me.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 5:07 PM

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I had MAJOR acne growing up...I took everything that way available at the time...creams, pills etc.

Before the doctor was going to put me on Accuane (spel?), which is known for being hard on the kidney or liver, I decided to try Proactive.....I have now been blemish free for over 10 yrs.

I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT...you have to use it like it says....at first you won't think it's working but if you keep with it...it will.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 11:26 PM

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I was on accutane and I had every side affect under the sun including clinical depression. Proactive worked for me for the first month then never again...

Do not use accutane for one zit... try some of the suggestions above. Good Luck

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 12:45 AM

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I used to get those all the time..I would put a dab of extra strength oxy (yup, oxy from the drugstore) on it..it kills the infection underneath and takes away the pain, making extracting it easier. I personally would not try to extract it while the infection is that intense (hence the swelling, hotness, etc.). When you're ready to extract after the pain and swelling does down, take a hot shower and make sure your skin is nice and warm. It really does help!

The oxy will take down the swelling within a few hours and if you can let it do it's job for at least a day without picking it, you'll be good to extract the next day or the day after. I have banished 100s of those little monsters this way!

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 9:05 AM

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