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Hard pimple on nose, bleeding on picking, red hole formation. Will toothpaste help?

Hi doctors, I m a teen. Just half an hour ago there was this tiny hard pimple on my nose . I couldn t help it but to pick it off. It started bleeding a bit but stopped eventually. But I realised there was a red hole. A tiny one though but still very noticeable because it was red. However its a hole, and its red. I want to know if it will close up? Do you think applying toothpaste on it overnight will help? Please help! I don t want a scar on my nose forever!
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Hi..thanks for your query
if it was a 'pimple' only, I do not see any much chances of the scarring being permanent..But, you should not apply toothpaste or any other material into it, this mite make the thing worse.
If you feel that it is bad scab, you can apply an antibiotic cream containg Mupirocin or Fusidic acid twice daily for a few prevents the chances of superimposed bacterial infection on the same.
U should however in future , not touch any of the eruptions ..It almost always increases the chances of post inflammatory pigmentation and atrophic scars on face.
Take care..
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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