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Old 12-24-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hard Pimple???

Hi All

First post. My skin is generally acne free apart from the odd pimple here or there which dissapears quickly. But I have this one problem pimple that has been with me for about 20 months now. It arrived at the same time I first moved to the UK so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

Anyway the problem pimple is about 1/2 cm diameter and has formed a hard discoloured (bluish/grey) lump under my skin. If I don't touch it then every 3 or 4 days it swells slightly and tenderised to the point where a slight squeeze will release a smelly fluid pus. The amount of pus release would be about the size of a few grains of rice. Once a certain amount of fluid pus has been release if I were to squeeze a little harder then the pimple will release a smelly stringy pus. Think of squeezing toothpaste except smaller to get an idea of the second stringy release. No matter what angles and how hard I sqeeze I am only only able to get a certain amount of pus out and the hard discoloured lump remains at the same size.

Anyone have any ideas of what this may be and what can be done to get rid of it?

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Old 12-24-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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Re: Hard Pimple???

If it's been with you for that long, I'd go to a derm and get a cortisone shot. It gets rid of the bigger problem zits fairly quickly and dries them out, and it doesn't hurt .

Old 12-24-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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Thanks Nick. Yeah it's been that long. It's just one pimple or whatever and not overly unsightly. Just an annoyance having it there.

Old 12-24-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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Re: Hard Pimple???

I would definately have it checked out. They put some hydrogen dioxide I believe to get rid of these. Much luck.

Old 12-25-2005, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Hard Pimple???

Is it possible to get the hydrogen dioxide or cortisone in a cream that's as effective as an injection?

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