Pimples, blackheads and acne - page 6

While cleaning a patient's face, blackheads were mistaken for ground in dirt. (The individual had had a seizure and had fallen pretty heavily onto his forehead, enough so he was bleeding from a cut... Read More

  1. Visit  nrsbetsy} profile page
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    OMG i have never laughed so hard! I am so glad to see I'm not alone. I confess I am also a popper! I'm not an RN yet, but I agree with one of the other post's I read, it willl take alot of restraint not to pop one when I see one. When I see a blackhead on my husband it's mine! I know it may be gross for some but I just can't help it!!! My MIL had one one time and I squeezed it too! I guess I am definitely cut out for this line work!
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  3. Visit  anichols} profile page
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    sorry, have seen one too many cases of facial mrsa from pimple-popping to even *consider* playing with someone's zits, no matter where on the body they are....(besides, the gunk in them wierds me out anyways!)
  4. Visit  CyndieRN2007} profile page
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    Quote from dalesgirl
    YARDS of gross waxy blackhead fillin' came out. Poor girl...lost her "beauty mark" in 30 seconds.
    Wow.
    WOW.
    wow.
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    I love this thread
    Me too!
  5. Visit  laurelmae} profile page
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    Quote from duflinkka
    i want to stop reading, yet i can't look away!
    lol

    this thread makes me ill...yet i am drawn to these stories!! my ex is a compulsive picker and he'd ask me to 'squeeze out' anything on his back he couldn't reach...i literally pulled out gloves i heisted from work for cleaning (new ones) and aseptically did it...weekly. it turns my stomach thinking about it! i could never pop anything on a pt! it's so gross! if their face is rly bad i get out the hydrogen peroxide and use it as astringent a cpl times a shift.

    kudos to the poppers though, it takes all kinds!
  6. Visit  weirdRN} profile page
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    OMG! I never thought I would find anyone who could not resist the urge to pop too.

    Wow. This was a pretty cool thread even if popping is by and large not reccomended.
  7. Visit  P_RN} profile page
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    Just found this site. There is a cancer that looks like a blackhead. It's called comedocarcinoma. http://www.pathguy.com/lectures/skin.htm
    casi and eltrip like this.
  8. Visit  weirdRN} profile page
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    Quote from P_RN
    Just found this site. There is a cancer that looks like a blackhead. It's called comedocarcinoma. http://www.pathguy.com/lectures/skin.htm
    Hey! This is an excellent resource! Thank You for sharing! I was completely fascinated.
  9. Visit  miwachiru123} profile page
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    You all are ill.
  10. Visit  emeraldjay} profile page
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    I have to admit that I am bordering on being a compulsive "popper" with my other half. But I should also add that I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 1994. From what I have experienced in nursing school (I've only made it through second semester) is that there isn't much taught in identification of various skin conditions. Would I let a nurse take care of my blackheads or other pimples? Probably not. I would allow a barber, cosmetologist, or aesthetician to have at it. If I were given a doctor's order than yes I would set about to removing blackheads.

    For those angry looking pustules on the face, I usually recommend the client wash with plain cold water. Though I haven't looked at or done any studies, I firmly believe that soap causes a rebound effect as far as facial oil production goes. Increased oil production = an increase in likelihood of blackheads.
  11. Visit  Elvish} profile page
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    On avatarfarm.com, there is an avi of a zit being popped. I have come about *this* close to using it but just can't bring myself to.
  12. Visit  EmmaG} profile page
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    Quote from Arwen_U
    On avatarfarm.com, there is an avi of a zit being popped. I have come about *this* close to using it but just can't bring myself to.
    EWWWW... you know I'd just have to go look at it
  13. Visit  Elvish} profile page
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    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    EWWWW... you know I'd just have to go look at it
    Sooooo.....did you?
  14. Visit  Devil_Duckie} profile page
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    Quote from Arwen_U
    On avatarfarm.com, there is an avi of a zit being popped. I have come about *this* close to using it but just can't bring myself to.

    WOW, I went and looked at it and what a killer zit! This thread is great as I too am a compulsive 'popper.' Only on hubby though, as I'd never cross that line with a patient.


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