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21 years
When I pop a pimple, blood comes out with some white substance. Does it cause any inflammations and will it leave scars? What is the best medication to reduce acne? I take granudoxy.
Sep 4, 2014

Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
Popping your pimples is one of the most effective ways to increase your acne and increase the chances of scar formation after acne healing! So you need to kick the habit, which indeed causes inflammation, thereby worsening the already inflamed skin.
Granudoxy (doxycycline) is a good treatment option for common acne vulgaris; any treatment modification/specifications are observed based upon evaluation by a dermatologist, as there are many types of acne, and the optimal treatment requires direct assessment by a specialist.
Here are ways to enhance and speed up response to treatment:
 Wash affected areas twice daily with a mild cleanser and water or an antiseptic wash.
 Acne products should be applied only to dry clean skin before bedtime in a thin layer to all areas affected by acne, not just to individual spots.
 An oil-free moisturizer is advised only if the affected skin is obviously peeling.
 Use oil-free sunscreen.
 Improvement is slow to become apparent – as is the case with most skin disorders
In your case, you may use a combination of the following:
 Mild salicylic acid exfoliating products and unplug the follicles (Neutrogena® Oil-free Acne Wash)
 Benzoyl peroxide cream/lotion/gel