Saturday, October 17, 2015

What are Blind Pimples?

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Blind pimples are also known as closed comedones. They are found deep beneath the surface of the skin and are located close to the nerves.

Blind pimples appear as lumps that are pink or red in color. They can appear on the nose, chin, forehead, neck and behind the ears.

Blind pimples are very sensitive to touch because they are located close to the nerves running deep within the skin. Touching or pressing a blind pimple can cause mild to extreme pain. 

Blind pimples do not have blackheads or whiteheads, and they burst open slowly.

Do not try to break a blind pimple by squeezing it. Squeezing a blind pimple will crack open the skin and expose the insides of a blind pimple to dust and germs, and this can lead to an infection.

Applying a warm compress will hasten the process of a blind pimple opening up. When a blind pimple opens up the pus inside drains, and the swelling reduces. Applying a cold compress will help to reduce the pain, swelling and soreness.