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to think some spots need to be squeezed and not left? (warning - may be gross)

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BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 21:23:04

I have found that some spots, if not squeezed, take an age to disappear and then they come back from the dead.

I had one the other day that just wouldn't go. It of got a bit scabby but didn't get any less. I picked the stab off it, squeezed, and a hard bit of white came out. Problem solved.

AIBU to think most spots need to be squeezed until they run clear, and that it is the picking of the scab (of which I am guilty) that causes scars etc?

chickydoo Sat 06-Oct-12 21:26:48

Yep....pretty gross

tigercametotea Sat 06-Oct-12 21:29:44

The white ones have to be squeezed. Absolutely. Not only do they look mingling but imagine all that pus (dead bacteria) lurking under your skin. And yes in my experience the pimple heals faster if the white lump is squeezed out completely until clear pus runs out. Maybe even a tinge of blood. A good sign. Lol...

happyclapper Sat 06-Oct-12 21:33:50

Love it. Zit porn.
Just whats needed on a Saturday night.

Toombs Sat 06-Oct-12 21:35:13

Generally spots don't contain pus. White ones contain sebum unexposed to air, blackheads contain sebum exposed to air. You can extract either with a comedone extractor. If the spot is inflamed or pussy go and see a doctor.

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 06-Oct-12 21:36:48

if you squeeze untill blood comes out youve squeezed to much but if i squeeze your spot untill it bleeds and you complaine then your being wet. grin

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 21:37:25

It's a bit lame for zit porn - although it was exciting when I squeezed it
I just want people to back my pov (which is contrary to what my mother always said - i.e. NEVER SQUEEZE)

jendot Sat 06-Oct-12 21:40:29

Is it just me... Or do you itch to squeeze other peoples spots ( not in a porn type way.. Before you all get cats bum faces on) I could not have a big pussy spot and not squeeze it... Not possible! How can people bear it! I want to scream squeeze it across the room at them!!! Lol

tigercametotea Sat 06-Oct-12 21:51:58

As a child I stayed over at my aunt's often and remember walking into her bedroom in the early evening seeing her squeezing out my uncle's pimply back. Maybe that early childhood experience helped seal in my mind my attitude to zits. I was lucky though, have never suffered from acne. I'm not sure its a good idea to squeeze them if one's face is covered in them. Maybe not...

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 21:57:38

I do get the urge to squeeze the spots of others if they have got a definite white head on them. I don't know why anyone would leave them like that

spottyock Sat 06-Oct-12 22:00:53

Ooooh I love a good squeeze! Black or white, big or small.
There is some proper spot porn on YouTube.

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 22:02:04

Other people's burst spots make me feel sick.

I once made myself faint by squeezing a spot. I went seriously grey.

CointreauVersial Sat 06-Oct-12 22:04:44

Ooh, DS is nearly 13 and always has a nose-full of juicy whiteheads, poor love. If there's a really big one, he'll let me have it. grin

iceandsliceplease Sat 06-Oct-12 22:07:44

You do realise that all of us sporners are about to invade, don't you?

Squeeze the bastard.

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 22:08:56

Sorry, I've shot my wad already - it's squeezed and healing. Hate to disappoint.

Toughasoldboots Sat 06-Oct-12 22:09:56

'Shot my wad' <faints>

spottyock Sat 06-Oct-12 22:12:33

I love giving DH's back a going over...
The worst are the ones that look like they're going to be squirters but end up doing nowt but bleed. sad
A bit like a leaf that looks crunchy but makes no noise when you stamp on it.

PrincessSymbian Sat 06-Oct-12 22:14:42

I had a yucky White head come up today, just above my lip. I am leaving it till the morning then I am going to hot flannel it and get rid of the fucker, I could not do it today as I was waiting for it to ripen!

KellyElly Sat 06-Oct-12 22:24:41

Boak in relation to thinking of all your spots but yes any with a cheesy head to. Problem is when u do you need some touch eclait (posh yes I knwo but the best!) To cover the red area u make. Did it at work the other day and I had a big red mark and no cover up. Makes me want to heave looking at a cheesy spot especially on someone's lip or end of nose ahhhhhh

chunkythighs Sat 06-Oct-12 22:34:39

Am I the only one that gets those no head spots....big hard lumps that sit under the skin that hurt but never come to a spotty type head? They stay there for ages.

Are they even spots?

KellyElly Sat 06-Oct-12 22:39:54

Chunky I do too! They r the worst as you still squeeze them and get a sliver of blood then a horrible bump for ages! What about 'milk spots'! Those little tiny under the skin tiny white bastards. What r they about???

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 22:42:41

ROARING with laughter at Toombs' advice about pus-ridden spots.
Yes go and see your GP s/he will LOVE you taking up their time with your zits. You know they have a whole course on zit management at medical school?

Shodan Sat 06-Oct-12 22:44:32

yy chunkythighs. And you squeeze and squeeze and all you get for it is a bruise that takes a million days to go away. Hmph.

DS1, however, gets loads of blackheads around his nose and is kind enough to let me squeeze those. <happy sigh>

BurlingtonBertieFromBow Sat 06-Oct-12 22:44:38

chunky I had one the other week. I did squeeze (it was hurting so much I thought it HAD to be a productive one). I only got the clear liquid and then it made a scab. grr

Nagoo Sat 06-Oct-12 22:48:18

what no KLAXON? grin

yes, you musty squeeze spots. In a magnifying mirror, with a special tool you bought from the body shop.

your mum is a killjoy.

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