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Which of these substances will dry out a pus filled pimple quickest??

(11 Posts)
JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 11-Feb-18 10:22:44

Have a vile yellow/green pimple next to my healing nose piercing. Would really rather it was gone before my (already disgusted) mother visits next week.

I have:

Toothpaste
Sudocrem
Tea Tree Oil
Dettol

Which will work best and do I squeeze the bugger first or not? I didn't even have pimples as a teen so have no idea what I'm doing. Can buy anything else that you recommend.

Help!

Aridane Sun 11-Feb-18 10:26:05

Hot flannel -see if it bursts by itself??

kirkandpetal Sun 11-Feb-18 10:30:35

If it was me, I'd gently squeeze it to get the crap out, then use sudocream first to help heal it, then a blob of toothpaste overnight to dry it out. Good luck.

JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 11-Feb-18 11:53:24

It popped yesterday while I was inspecting it. Gently pressed around the edge until all the pus came out but then when I woke this morning it was back with a vengeance.

The sudocrem + toothpaste combo sounds good, will do that tonight and report back.

PastaOfMuppets Sun 11-Feb-18 12:02:49

If you got all the pus out but it still returned, you need to get the sac too. If you don't also get the sac where the pus is coming from, it will be able to refil. It'll be very thin membrane skin after you drain all pus and you might need sterilised fine-pointed tweezers to help get it all.

PastaOfMuppets Sun 11-Feb-18 12:03:43

And you could also try posting in Sporners' Corner for tips, but you'll be asked for photos ;)

MistyMinge Sun 11-Feb-18 12:06:04

Pop it with a sterilised sewing needle. When all the crap is out dab at it with a clean cotton pool pad run under a very hot tap. Leave it for 15 mins or so to let it close up/scab. Then dab a small amount of sudocrem on it. Repeat the sudocrem before you go to bed.

ElizaBenson Sun 11-Feb-18 18:21:40

Definitely sudocrem when i had an infected piercing it drew out all the infection overnight, then tea tree oil the next day to stop reinfection

user187656748 Sun 11-Feb-18 18:50:48

nail varnish remover.

Hippadippadation Sun 11-Feb-18 19:02:41

Savlon

JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 11-Feb-18 22:29:23

Thanks all.

I squeezed it as best I could without disturbing my piercing. All the pus came out and then I squeezed again until it was just watery/bloody stuff. There didn't seem to be anything more in there after that. Slapped sudocrem on and have just reapplied before bed.

It's already less painful than it was. Have ordered some magnesium sulphate paste from amazon to have in reserve.

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