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To ask how you'd all deal with this monster spot??

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CowPatRoberts Sun 25-Sep-16 22:06:02

Warning- totally gross.

I've had it two weeks now, I believe it came from a blackhead I squeezed (which I never usually do- this is why!). It's about a centimetre wide and doesn't have a head, although I did manage to pop it about 5 days ago. (Last warning- this is very graphic!) A LOT of pus and blood came out, it burst pretty forcefully and afterwards felt deflated like a blister, but thicker

It filled up and again 2 days ago I squeezed out the pus, but it's back. I'm worried about constantly doing it and have tried sudecrem a number of times.

How to get rid of it??

ayeokthen Sun 25-Sep-16 22:07:11

Toothpaste overnight will dry it out.

MsJamieFraser Sun 25-Sep-16 22:07:24

Stop squeezing it, they mostly go away by themselves.

SaucyJack Sun 25-Sep-16 22:07:50

Tea tree oil.

Missdread Sun 25-Sep-16 22:08:54

They are the WORST! Those ones that are all pressurized under the skin and you can't work out where best to squeeze! I don't have any advice I'm afraid but am following as I'm still waiting for my "teenage" spots phase to end (I'm well in my 30s and still covered!)

CowPatRoberts Sun 25-Sep-16 22:09:48

MissDread it's just so embarrassing!

Thanks for the quick replies everyone, does the toothpaste trick work?

ThePinkOcelot Sun 25-Sep-16 22:10:01

Are you sure it's just a spot? Could be a cyst or something. 1cm is a bit big for an ordinary zit isn't it?

stopfuckingshoutingatme Sun 25-Sep-16 22:10:11

For a boil like this you need magnesium sulphate

foodiefil Sun 25-Sep-16 22:10:22

Have you got turmeric in the cupboard? Make a paste with a bit of water and put that on it. Don't touch it. I'm bad for this though so you're forgiven if you do but try not to! Neutrogena spot stuff is good as well. I use toothpaste as well.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Sun 25-Sep-16 22:10:46

It bring it to a head and it will also dry it - it's more than a spot op !

dancemom Sun 25-Sep-16 22:10:46

You are on the wrong topic, you want Sporners Corner!

TheFlyingFauxPas Sun 25-Sep-16 22:11:10

Be prepared your Christmas photos may disappoint. That's my experience 😢 I've had some right buggers that make me want to cry every time I moved my head. I had one with THREE heads on once.

Chillyegg Sun 25-Sep-16 22:11:13

Er pictures!?? Sorry im. A hardened Sporner. I'd say soak it in the bath or shower. Toothpaste after to dry it. Then squeeze it ( while someone films)

Ausernotanumber Sun 25-Sep-16 22:12:23

Mag sulpha over night on a plaster and squeeze in the morning?

smileyhappypeople Sun 25-Sep-16 22:13:40

I had one of these a few weeks ago.... Took ages to go. You need to just leave it alone! I know that is so hard but you will only make it worse! Get some concealer on it to hide it and maybe try the toothpaste on a night to dry it a bit but definitely don't pick or squeeze anymore!

CowPatRoberts Sun 25-Sep-16 22:14:50

Oh god!!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 25-Sep-16 22:16:30

My DD did the toothpaste trick and ended up with marks that took ages to fade (she isn't sensitive skinned but it was too strong for her face)

Pestilence13610 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:17:10

You have just made the sporners very happy.
Try a soak in the bath, a dab of lavender oil, clean pillow cases and a will of iron to not keep prodding it.

S1lentAllTheseYears Sun 25-Sep-16 22:17:27

I find a small piece of hydrocolloid dressing really helps when I get nasty big inflamed spots on my chin.

DogsMum Sun 25-Sep-16 22:17:37

Anyone sounded the klaxon yet? grin

I had a horrid one like this recently. The toothpaste trick works, or failing that, wilko does a range of spot treatments including a '4 hour miracle gel' which dries them up.

DanceWithThePoets Sun 25-Sep-16 22:17:40

Another one for magnesium sulphate here - it's a drawing ointment, so will "pull the pus" out (sorry if that's too much!). Good for spales too.

Lalaloopsyscaresme Sun 25-Sep-16 22:18:26

Why did you not sound the klaxon for the love of God woman, we have a topic for this stuff now. That spot looks glorious, sporners dream <rubs knees>

CowPatRoberts Sun 25-Sep-16 22:18:32

I just feel SO unattractive. Why am I still getting skin issues at my age? I have the implant if that makes a difference?

theclick Sun 25-Sep-16 22:20:58

Steam it out to bring it to a head, erm, get rid of all that gunk, and then sudocrem it. Make sure you have some biooil ready for the scar (only use after spot has gone tho).

TheHiphopopotamus Sun 25-Sep-16 22:27:47

Have recently discovered tea tree oil is brilliant for drying spots out. Also started using it on ds' greasy, teenage, spotty t zone. Works a treat.

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