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. by   nrsbetsy
    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!
  2. by   anichols
    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!)
  3. by   CyndieRN2007
    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!
  4. by   laurelmae
    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!
  5. by   weirdRN
    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.
  6. by   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
  7. by   weirdRN
    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.
  8. by   miwachiru123
    You all are ill.
  9. by   emeraldjay
    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.
  10. by   Elvish
    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.
  11. by   EmmaG
    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
  12. by   Elvish
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    EWWWW... you know I'd just have to go look at it
    Sooooo.....did you?
  13. by   Devil_Duckie
    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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