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Gross alert- great tip for spots with no head

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ClareAbshire Tue 02-Jun-15 20:59:12

Hi all

This is pretty gross but I've just discovered it and it seems too good a tip not to pass on.

Since having DC my skin has gone to shit- specifically with very large cyst like spots that have no head so can't be squeezed but that stick around for weeks at a time and are huge and painful.

In a moment of pure desperation the other night, before bed I covered a couple of this little bastards with a savlon Hydrocolloid plaster (like these, see picture). I don't know what made me do it.

However, when I woke and removed the plasters the spots had not only deflated and were no longer painful, but the plaster had drawn out all the pus! There was even a lovely lump of yellow pus on the dressing to prove it!! I then dabbed a bit of tea tree oil on and the spots were cover up with concealerable within hours.

Have since done it twice more with new spots and it's worked perfectly each time. It's made the turnaround from spawn to being able to conceal these spots 1-2 days as apposed to 1-2 weeks.

I hope this helps someone else.

Glittermud Tue 02-Jun-15 21:03:23

Gross and fantastic! I get those every month.

bertieboo Tue 02-Jun-15 21:05:01

That's a great tip.
Will use it next time I get an acne spot on my chin. Bloomin' hormones!!

FiftyShadesOfSporn Tue 02-Jun-15 21:06:21

Oh god, I so hope this works for me!!

NoArmaniNoPunani Tue 02-Jun-15 21:06:27

Great tip, I almost want a spot now to try this.

madbutnotbad Tue 02-Jun-15 21:06:47

Thank you so much for the tip I also have been "suffering" with these horrors, I know what I'll be buying tomorrow!

petitdonkey Tue 02-Jun-15 21:07:09

brilliant tip!!! I get these monthly (linked with my cycle) - will definitely give it a go!!

Felyne Tue 02-Jun-15 21:09:54

Did you manage to get the plaster off easily? I bought some of those ones accidentally and put one on a small cut on my finger. I decided it wasn't quite on right the next day so wanted to remove it and try again, well it had basically welded itself to my skin! I had a hell of a job removing it. I googled and they're designed to be left on for a few days. Maybe I got a dodgy one.

HemanOrSheRa Tue 02-Jun-15 21:16:36

Ooer! Thanks Clare! I'm still sporting a nasty lump under my chin from last month. Now I've got another one coming on. And for reasons that I can no longer remember, I have these plasters. I'm going to try it.

ClareAbshire Tue 02-Jun-15 21:22:56

Felyne..... Yes it came off okay but once they're on they're on I think, you can't reposition.

I hope this works as well for everyone else as it has for me- it's been a proper revelation as previously nothing did anything for the little buggers!!

Dansak Tue 02-Jun-15 21:28:20

Thanks for the tip, I really suffer from these type of huge painful lingering boil/spots!

Can't wait to try smile

AngelWings74 Tue 02-Jun-15 21:30:21

Can't believe how great timing this was! I have been googling how to get rid of several painful spots on forehead!!

Will get these plasters tomorrow!

Thank you

MamaLazarou Tue 02-Jun-15 21:34:22

Thanks for sharing, Clare!

<googles 'hydrocolloid'>

MairzyDoats Tue 02-Jun-15 21:36:56

Oooh, good to know, I occasionally get these on my cheeks, would be great to find a solution.

ClareAbshire Tue 02-Jun-15 22:08:26

Mama- what actually is "Hydrocolloid"? I'd love to know.

AngelWings and co: I hope you have the same success as I have.

Zorion Mon 08-Jun-15 09:19:22

This works! I read this last week and in desperation gave it a shot. Its brilliant! Blister plasters are pricey though. But yay! Thanks OP

ilovekittycats Mon 08-Jun-15 11:07:16

I just wanted to let you all know that I was looking on ebay and found some collodial dots for this purpose. They were £1.75 for a sheet of 15 in different sizes for tiny spots and bigger spots. The more sheets you buy the cheaper they were.

I got them for my daughter but they have not arrived yet but maybe worth a look?

Zorion Thu 11-Jun-15 09:04:55

Do you have a link kittycats I couldn't find any?

squizita Thu 11-Jun-15 09:21:32

Zorion try searching "acne dots".

Lunastarfish Thu 11-Jun-15 09:26:43

I'm having terrible pregnancy acne at the moment - I'm off to eBay!!

ilovekittycats Thu 11-Jun-15 09:57:19

Sorry, have not been back to this but here is the link:
I got them quickly, they are a bit smaller than I thought but suppose that is fine. Will give them to my daughter to try although she is bit reluctant and is on hard core acne prescription treatment and tends to think nothing else will work for her but will report back.

Mrsleighdelamare Thu 11-Jun-15 17:15:03

I have a monster on my forehead that did come to a head which I squeezed (I know I know). But my chin is a battleground for those big cystic bastards.

Rkep Thu 11-Jun-15 19:07:51

One word: Zovirax - boom! One blob overnight and the spot will be on its way out by the morning. Then exfoliate the hell out of it to clear all junk out....

lilahsmum Thu 11-Jun-15 19:17:38

Omg u are my saviour! ! I've had cystic acne like this for over 10 years! Actually in hospital for it next month. Tried everything! Antibiotics don't even affect it. Even bought syringes. Hopefully this will work! Thank you X

abadoo Thu 11-Jun-15 20:56:16

Toothpaste overnight if you're stuck without anything else you can use. I learned this from an Aussie au pair in my teens and swear by it (DH thinks I'm mad).

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