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Pus filled pimple. Swelling around the area. Medication?

Hello, I had a pimple on my cheek that came up about 6 days ago. It got bigger so I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Yesterday I noticed that around the pimple if i squeezed my cheek, it would be very swollen around the pimple. It is painful, I don t have any type of acne problem. I usually get one small pimple per month. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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To treat your skin lesion-
Do warm moist compresses
Apply topical antibiotic cream like nadifloxacin or fusidic acid
If its still swollen and painful you might require an oral painkiller and antiinflammatory like ibuprofen
If the lesion does not show signs of resolution you might require a course of antibiotics also.
Kindly consult a dermatologist for prescription of these drugs.

Never manipulate any abscess/ boil/ pimple on face as it may have serious complications. All infected cystic nodular lesions should always be drained by a medical professional.

Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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