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I have what looks like a whitehead under rmy eye (around…

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I have what looks...

I have what looks like a whitehead under rmy eye (around where eye bags would be) and i'm just not sure how to pop it/take care of it

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

My vision is perfect 20/20

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really, i just want the pimple gone

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Dermatologist: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Can you attach a picture of the skin finding in question?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
here is a picture
Dermatologist: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Thank you. Yes, it does appear to be a "whitehead" type of pimple. In general, it's better and safer not to "pop" a pimple of this type, especially in the location where it is. Popping it can cause worse infection, and in rare cases bacteria can get into the pimple site, travel in the blood stream, which drains backwards and into the brain area, which would be a dangerous place to develop infection. I would cleanse daily with a gentle facial/moisturizing soap (like Dove, Cetaphil, Cerave etc.) twice a day. You can use over the counter acne medication containing benzoyl peroxide and dab it on there twice a day as well. If the appearance bothers you, you can lightly apply a little bit of cover-up skin toned cosmetic. The whitehead pimple should clear up in a few days.

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Dermatologist: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

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