The Right Way to Treat Your Infected Pimple
If you notice that some of your pimples are larger and feel warmer or sore to touch, these may be signs of an infection. Treating an infected pimple is different from treating regular acne, and will probably not clear out using regular over-the-counter medications in New Jersey.
We know how annoying infected pimples can be, so Valley Pharmacy NJ will share a few tips on how to treat your infected pimples at home:
- Make sure to keep the infected pimples clean using a mild cleanser and hydrogen peroxide. If you don’t have these, you can pay a quick visit to our derm specialty pharmacy.
- If you’re draining the pimple, hold a warm compress or a clean cloth soaked in warm water over your infected pimple. Don’t apply too much pressure as this might deepen the bacteria into your skin.
- If your pimple is still bleeding, gently blot the area using a clean tissue or cotton pad. Apply a spot treatment using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. You can purchase these at our pharmacy in Wayne, New Jersey.
- If your pimple continues to get worse, visit a doctor right away. You can visit our dermatology specialty pharmacy for your pimple medication.
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