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Surrounding area around the pimple after picking seems to be raised, red, bumpy, scaly with a hole oozing liquid. How can I get relief?

I had a pimple growing on my nose and I picked at it and a layer of skin came off, around the area. The skin is growing back but the surrounding area is raised, red, bumpy and somewhat scaly, I accidentally rubbed my washcloth to hard across my nose when I was washing my face and now I see hole in my nose that are deep red and now my nose is oozing clear liquid. I have tried putting neospian on it to help but the liquid just comes over the type of it. Not sure what I need to do it get my nose back to normal since its really red and still very raised and bumpy.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing here.

It seems you have got infection in your acne.

Squeezing the lesion causes infection leading to swelling.

Start applying a topical anti acne cream like clindamycin over affected area two to three times daily.

You can take antiinflamatory drug like combiflam for reducing swelling.

Hope this will solve your problem.Take care.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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