Pimple in Sensitive Area How to I Draw It Out?

Updated on May 08, 2010
H.M. asks from Midlothian, TX
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Have a pimple that is under that skin in a very sensitive area. Does anyone know how to draw it out or make it come to a head. Or something to make it go away without chemicals as chemicals would hurt really bad.

Thanks in advance for any advice!!

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Well I took real hot baths for about three nights and just soaked. And it actually popped in my sleep.

Thanks for all the advise!!!

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answers from Redding on

I had a boil on my butt.
Well, it wasn't really my butt. It was right along where my panties hit toward that direction.
I noticed it bothering me one day and thought it was just from sitting and scooching around on my chair at work.
It was no pimple, trust me.
I soaked in a hot bath, put hot wash rags on it....
I ended up having to have antibiotics to clear it up.
Definitely keep up with the soaking.
There is also a product called Boil-Eze that will help draw things out, but depending on how "sensitive" the area is, I don't know if you'll want to try that.
As horrible as it sounds, you might need to get help draining it.
The boil I had was treacherous and I'd never had one in my life.
It wasn't just a pimple.
Go to the doctor if you need to because it might just keep getting worse unless you do.

Best of luck with that.

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answers from Dallas on

DO NOT POP THIS WITHOUT SEEING A DOCTOR FIRST! It might not be a pimple, could be a bite, a boil, or an infection of some kind. I don't want to freak you out or anything....it could just be a pimple, but this does not sound like an area that I would want to treat without consulting someone first.

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answers from Dallas on

Are you sure it's a pimple? I have had 2 MRSA infections in the last year. They often mimic those deep pimples that you can't draw out. They hurt really bad and if untreated could be dangerous. If it doesn't get better soon I would see your Dr. On the other hand, try moist heat. That what we have been told to do to draw the infection to the surface.

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answers from Dallas on

I've had those before. It resembles a pimple but hurts a lot. I went to the doctor and was given an antibiotic and told the rest had to run its course. I was advised that once it came to a head to come back in and the doctor would pop it for me or if I felt comfortable to burst it myself. The next time I got it, I soaked in EPSOM salt in my bath for about 30 minutes and it popped itself. I then squeezed the remaining pus out and it healed in a couple of days. You can also put apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and hold it there for awhile. You can do that while watching TV or once you go to bed. This will get rid of it as well. You just have to do it a couple of times during the day and for several days until it goes away.

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answers from Chicago on

Get a washcloth soaked in hot water (but not so hot it burns you) and put it on the pimple. The hot water will soften it up. If it has a head on it the hot water will make it pop without you having to squeeze. You might have to do this several times over the course of a few days to get it to come to a head.

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answers from Dallas on

Mustard is a good drawing agent.Also,an indian spiceTurmeric. You can take the capsule or break it open and apply to the skin. People use it a lot for boils. You probably have an ingrown hair,which can be very painful.

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answers from Dallas on

I had one a few years ago and went to see my doctor and he sent me to ER they did ti there...I am concerned cuz I have one now and am hoping soaking in hot water will help but I recommend seeing a doctor to make sure it isnt more than just a pimple, if you can.



answers from Indianapolis on

Denise P probably has the best advice with heat.

But, as a life long sufferer of acne (cystic), most of what you'll find from dermatologists is that you have to give it time. It's an infection that has to run its course.

I'd make sure it's really a pimple, too, before squeezing, etc.

Good luck!


answers from Myrtle Beach on

This just happened to me a couple of weeks ago... I just let it run its course (which is VERY hard for me!)... after a few days it just went away (with regular washings)... I have found the more I mess with with ones under my skin, I get scars from them. Mine was on the crease on my forehead, and hurts SO much, feel better, use a warm compress on it!!!



answers from Dallas on

If it's really a pimple, it will draw to a head when it's ready. But like others said, watch it to make sure it is actually a pimple. I had one on my armpit and it kept getting bigger and more sore, and it was actually an MRSA lesion. MRSA is so common, anyone can pick it up anywhere, so just keep an eye on it!


answers from Dallas on

You can try putting some of a facial masque on it. If it doesn't get better, it might be a boil and you will have to get it lanced.


answers from Jacksonville on

I've read that apple cider vinegar is one of those old "home remedies" that is good for stuff like this. I know vinegar is a natural disinfectant.



answers from Dallas on

Smile's Prid from walmart works great. Its in a small orange tin and its all natural. FYI if you have reaccuring pimples or boils on your bottom, underarms, or groin area check into Hidradenitis Suppurativa. There are mild and severe forms of this condition and can go undiagnoised. hth



answers from Dallas on

Could possibly be a Bartholins cyst,pluck up courage and see a lady doctor



answers from Dallas on

There is a cream you can get at the pharmacy called"drawing out cream" you may have to ask the pharmacist for it. It is black and smells like tar but works great. I keep it on hand for splinters and such. Yours does sound like an ingrown hair, I had one that required the doctor. Another quick remedy is to wrap a crushed clove of garlic in a hot damp washcloth and hold it there for as long as possible, I held mine in place with a pad so I could continue with life, it was gone in a few days. it is important that the garlic not touch your skin directly the juice will burn, some oil or cream or gauze will protect you.


answers from Dallas on

Take a few long hot baths and that will help draw it to the surface and soften it to where it's not so painful.


answers from Dallas on

grandma always said take the membrane from an eggshell and lay it over the area. Not sure if it works but those those old time things usually do, they didn't have wal-mart.



answers from Tyler on

I always used Vicks Vapo Rub on mine. It would usually take a couple of days.



answers from Pittsburgh on

Warm (nearly hot) compresses will help. Hot as you can stand it.



answers from Dallas on

Are you sure it's a pimple? Sounds like an ingrown hair or maybe a swollen lymph node. Hot compresses work best. I would not squeeze, use a needle or break the skin at all. That could lead to infection since this is in an area that doesn't get much air and bacteria thrives in warm damp areas. Good luck!



answers from Dallas on

Go to the drug store and get drawing cream. It smells yuk!! Looks like tar, but works great.

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