How to Treat Painful Skin Blemishes

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There are a few ways to treat painful skin blemishes. Because, let’s face it, painful skin blemishes not only feel bad, they look bad. And pimples are painful in more ways than one.

The most painful skin blemishes are deep cysts that occur when oil glands are blocked. They tend to reoccur every month when your hormones fluctuate.

Should you pop your pimples?

Never squeeze or pop them. This will lead to more swelling and a possible infection. These cysts require special treatment to help reduce the pain and swelling quickly. You can visit a dermatologist that will prescribe a skin cleansing routine to cure the acne problem.

For more serious breakouts, a dermatologist can inject the cyst with a intralesional cortisone treatment. This works within 24 hours.  However, this shouldn’t be a regular thing because it can lead to unpleasant side-effects such as darkening pigmentation on darker skin tones.

You can also try over-the-counter items for spot treatments The best over-the-counter treatments are three different topical treatments. Start with a 2% salicylic acid cream to help dry up the oil. Then use a benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria. Finally use a hydrocortisone cream to reduce the inflammation. With proper application, this over the counter treatment will reduce, and quite possibly even remove the cyst.

For more about how to treat and soothe a painful outbreak, read the original article here:
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