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I had a zit and ended up picking at it and now has scabbed

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I had a zit and ended up picking at it and now has scabbed and got big on my noes, it's yellow and crusty, how do I make it go away?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 10 months ago.


Glad to look at a picture here.

It sounds like you have contracted a staph bacteria infection.

This needs a cream called mupiricin.

That is a prescription cream, but over the counters are not reliable.

You can get this from any doctor, say at an urgent care, quick care, etc.

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