How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples Fast

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Deep pimples are painful and frustrating. These blemishes are caused by a variety of factors, including hormones and overactive oil glands. Often, deep cystic acne doesn’t respond to over-the-counter acne treatments. A dermatologist, however, can give you treatments that work immediately to reduce inflammation, redness and pain. It’s also important to take preventative steps to reduce the occurrence of future breakouts.

Step 1

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Visit a dermatologist. The quickest treatments for getting rid of painful acne lesions are available from a dermatologist. The American Academy of Dermatology can provide local dermatologist contact information.

Step 2

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Request drainage of the deep pimple. When deep cysts become inflamed, the risk of rupture increases. Contact your dermatologist and request that she drain the pimple. Dermatologists are trained to safely rupture acne lesions without leaving scars or causing infection. The cyst will also heal quicker.

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Use steroid injections. A dermatologist can inject a corticosteroid treatment into the deep pimple. As a result, inflammation and pain will subside quickly. Instead of taking weeks to heal, pimples heal in as little as three days, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Apply topical treatments to the affected area. For moderate to severe acne, your doctor may recommend prescription topical treatments, such as retinoids. Apply as directed and contact your doctor if side effects, such as irritation or redness, occur.

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Use a preventative acne treatment to avoid additional breakouts. If your acne is usually deep, you may need an oral mediation to keep it under control. Usually, a dermatologist will prescribe antibiotics for moderate to severe acne. If your skin doesn’t respond well to antibiotics, isotretinoin, a powerful synthetic drug made from vitamin A, is prescribed. Isotretinoin is very effective for deep acne, but side effects are serious. Discuss side effects with your doctor before using this medication.

Tip

Avoid touching your skin to prevent new acne from forming. Makeup that contains oil can also cause acne. Always remove makeup before going to bed, and wash your face twice daily with an acne cleanser and warm water.

Warning

Don’t ever drain a pimple at home. This may cause scarring, inflammation and prolong the healing process.

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