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ChocolateReigns's avatar

I have this one big pimple in the middle of my fairly-clear forehead, and it's been there for weeks. Any help?

Asked by ChocolateReigns (5619points) March 30th, 2010

I really don’t care how I look, and I this is usually the last thing on my mind. But this zit has been there for at least 3 weeks. I usually don’t get huge zits like this. I have tiny ones all over my forehead. This is getting really annoying. Does toothpaste work? If so, how would I use it? I really don’t want to go buy anything. I suppose I could if I need to, though.

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Divalicious's avatar

Toothpaste doesn’t work, according to nurses I’ve talked to. They recommend benzoil peroxide in over the counter products.

A lot of the inmates in our jail use toothpaste. I can vouch that it only makes pimples worse

WestRiverrat's avatar

If you really want it gone. Wash your face, take a sterilized needle and pop the head of the pimple from the side. Have an antiseptic wipe handy to wipe the popped pimple.

If you can’t get at the pimple from the side with a needle, it isn’t ready to pop.


It’s best to leave it be. If you try to pop it, or squeeze it, you might leave a permanent scar in the middle of your forehead, and that’s worse. It will eventually “erupt” by itself——it may take many weeks, but when it does, it will quickly recover and leave no scarring. You can actually hasten the process by pressing a very warm to hot wet towel on the pimple several times a day. Don’t press too hard. The pimple will look terrible for awhile, but it’s better than having a permanent scar. In the meantime, you can try hiding it with your bangs or some hypo-allergenic, clean make-up.

faye's avatar

Tea tree oil will kill the bacteria in the pimple and so no pimple. You have to put it on frequently.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

It will scar if you toy with it try to pop it. Just leave itt be; it will probably be gone shortly. You could also try hydrogen peroxide.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

I have hydrogen peroxide on hand…I might try that. It’s just that it never looks like it’s going to pop.

Fenris's avatar

freeze spray. I forget what it is, some sort of ethyl compound. It freezes the local area it sprays. Freeze it and goodbye. It’s how I got rid of my MRSA infestation sites, and those are like infections on crack laced with angel dust and speed.

Or you could gently massage with warm antibacterial soap and take some OTC anti-inflammatories.

meagan's avatar

I’ve actually heard that aspirin works! I’ve seen a lot of online videos about how to make aspirin masks for your face. :)

mcbealer's avatar

This stuff really works, helps to prevent scarring, and you will see an improvement overnight. I dab it on with a cotton swab about half an hour before going to bed. It’s a little pricey but a bottle lasts a while. You should also be able to find it at any large department store’s cosmetic counter.

For smaller blemish areas tea tree oil works well, although some people object to its strong scent.

JeffVader's avatar

Give it a damn good squeeze, then apply some witch hazel. Toothpaste will just dry out your skin.

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