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How to Pop a Pimple on Your Nose

author image Leigh Shan
Leigh Shan has been writing about beauty, health, fitness, home and small businesses since 2007. Her work has been published in "The Queens Courier," "Queens Business Today" and "The Real Deal" newspapers, as well as "The World Scholar" magazine. Shan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Fordham University in New York City.
How to Pop a Pimple on Your Nose
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It is always best let pimples heal on their own or consult a doctor to professionally remove a pimple to prevent bacteria from spreading on your skin. If you cannot resist the urge to pop a pimple, it is important to do it in the safest way possible. Properly sanitizing the area and any tools you use is key to minimizing the risk of scarring or infection.

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Step 1

Thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water. Be sure to clean underneath your fingernails as well.

Step 2

Disinfect a brand-new needle. Hold the flame of a match over the tip to sanitize the needle. Properly extinguish and dispose of the match.

Step 3

Disinfect the needle -- once cooled -- with rubbing alcohol.

Step 4

Disinfect the nose area with rubbing alcohol to remove any bacteria or dirt from your skin.

Step 5

Gently puncture the white tip of your pimple with the sterilized needle. Hold the needle parallel to the pimple and gently puncture the tip from the side.

Step 6

Squeeze the pus out of the pimple by gently pressing cotton swabs to either side of it. Be sure to apply pressure around -- not directly to -- the white tip. Do not force fluid out of the pimple if it does not come out easily and be sure to stop if you see blod.

Step 7

Clean the area with rubbing alcohol to ensure that all bacteria is removed.

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