Popped Cystic Pimple!
I had a rather painful cystic pimple growing on the side of my head, near the top of my ear for a week and a half that just popped. I was hoping that it would just disappear after awhile, but it just kept growing bigger and bigger. So I picked at it and it broke open.
I figured that since it already popped, that I would squeeze out the liquid that was in it. When I squeezed the area, this really gross reddish-purplish pus came oozing out.
Was it a good idea to pop it and squeeze the pus out? Or would it have gone away on its own? If it could go away on its own, how would it do that? Where would the pus go?
Also, if I get another cystic pimple in the future, what can I do to make it go away? Are there any ointments out there that help??
There's still a small bump left and it hurts when I touch it, but it has stopped bleeding. Although, it would be well concealed by my hair/sideburn, I am worried that it'll leave a scar.
Last edited by misanthrope; 06-11-2004 at 11:01 PM.