Best way to get rid of dd's spot
MotherOfSoupDragon · 26/09/2013 12:27
DD, aged 12, has a big spot on her nose, she's been putting some gel (Oxy?) on it, but it just isn't going.
Can anyone recommend anything that's guaranteed to work?
MrsMongoose · 26/09/2013 22:45
Do you feel comfortable with her using concealer until it's goes?
TessTackle · 26/09/2013 22:47
A HUGE blob of sudocrem and a plaster before bed, it works a dream.
Does it need a good squeeze? I know they say you shouldn't squeeze spots but I genuinely feel it's necessary sometimes, especially with a beaut of one
MotherOfSoupDragon · 26/09/2013 23:12
Thanks. We've tried toothpaste and she has squeezed it, but it keeps coming back. It's the only one she's got so far. I have no sudocrem, do you know if another cream will do? I have germolene.
ShimmeringInTheSun · 26/09/2013 23:15
For anything like this I use Germolene WOUND CARE CREAM it really is good. Get it from Boots or other chemists - am never without it now!
TessTackle · 26/09/2013 23:16
I'm not sure what it is in sudocrem that kills them, maybe the antiseptic. Germolene is defo worth a go. Try steaming it, head over boiling hot water then get her to lay head in your lap while you squeeze with pads of your thumbs no nails. Toothpaste works too but stings like a mofo, especially if you've just had a good squeeze :(
celestialsquirrels · 26/09/2013 23:16
you can get a cheap witch-hazel stick in boots - I think those are the absolute best for getting rid of zits. Better even than sudocrem! Also it is colourless so she can put it on in the morning before school as well as at night before bed and double-zap it...
TessTackle · 26/09/2013 23:19
Sorry to keep coming back, my dsis just reminded me we swore by freederm as teens. They do a stick and a gel/cream that will take spots down but also a whole range of face washes for prevention
MotherOfSoupDragon · 27/09/2013 08:13
Thanks . We will try germolene tonight, and I'll look in Boots for witch hazel and Freederm.
celestialsquirrels · 27/09/2013 12:46
I must say I think germolene is the work of the devil and won't have it in my house, but I know people who think the opposite so hey ho!
valiumredhead · 27/09/2013 13:19
Sometimes you need something non cream based. TCP is massively underrated and really effective ime.
landrover · 02/10/2013 22:54
I have to say that the best thing is surgical spirits, stings like hell but works a treat xx
Lucyadams184 · 07/10/2013 10:30
Maybe using a toner at night time to get rid of the oil in the skin and then tea tree which you can get in a tube.
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