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Squeezed pimple. Got red patches on skin. Had neosporin, it oozed more. How to cure?

i felt like i was getting a pimple under the skin, nothing showing, on my chin. I squeezed it but nothing came out. when i woke this morning, it was a red, raised patch on the surface of the skin. bright red, it almost looked like a scrape, the pores were large & it oozed slightly. i put neosporin on it and it oozed more. i had to cover it with makeup for work, but now it is much worse. it burns, is oozing and red
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello Melissa,
Welcome to healthcare magic
It looks like either a sebaceous cyst or a nodulocystic acne which got inflamed because of squeezing and now it has got infected. You need to apply an Antibiotic cream like Mupirocin 2% cream three times a day. Antibiotic tablets will help clear it faster for which you need a prescription. You may take paracetamol for pain and can also use warm compresses. Do not squeeze it.
Hope this helped
Take care
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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