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To squeeze a spot or not to squeeze a spot, that is the question!

Asked by sakura (8267points) May 28th, 2009

Although I don’t suffer from acne, (thankfully!) I do get the occasional BIG spot! I was just wondering what the medical/fluther community thought were the pros and cons of giving a spot a squeeze! Gross I know just curious!!

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Judi's avatar

If it’s white, lance the booger!!!

elijah's avatar

If it’s one of those underground pimples (you know, the kind that hurts really deep) the worst thing to do is squeeze it. Put a warm washcloth or heating pad on it. The heat draws it up to the surface. It may take a few days if it’s a really big one. If it’s one of those ones where you can clearly see the white goo, squeeze gently with two Q-tips (not fingernails) but don’t try to get every last drop. If it bleeds it will take longer to heal.

gailcalled's avatar

Lady M did say, “Out, damned spot.” (Maybe she was talking to her dog.)

But I would use compresses re; elijah. Squeezing may leave a scar.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

I do it all the time when they start hurting. Its not best practice though, as it is more likely to leave a scar. The best way I have found to deal with the big ones is to gently rub soap into them. This will dehydrate it, and it should shrink in not much time at all.

Blondesjon's avatar

I like to use a poultice of lilac and doe urine.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Put some Smiley’s Prid salve or some Epsal Cream on it. Both will draw it out faster.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

ditto to @elijah and @Judi‘s responses.
tree oil also seems to work wonders. i don’t know how exactly, it just does.

sakura's avatar

thanks guys xx lurve to all

TheJoker's avatar

S-Q-U-E-E-Z-E….. for eveyone’s sake!!!

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