How to Draw Out a Pimple – Home Remedies for Cysts Acne – Home Treatment for Under the Skin Pimples

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I’ve been struggling with some stubborn, huge, under the skin pimples on my upper chin that feel more like a tumor than the usual zit. Uggh!! they sting like hell and extremely difficult to cover up. These pea-sized bumps refused to develop a white head and even worse, they feel like it takes eternity to heal and no medicine seemed to work at this point.

That being said, I was desperate and the time had come to search hard for the solutions and here’s the few things I discovered in pulling out the pimple under the skin, allowing them to ease down faster.

1 PRID’s Drawing Salve


I got this ointment from Amazon after hearing it from a friend who swears that this salve works great. I did my research and read lots of people talking about the numerous usage of this ointment but I primarily bought this for my ridiculous zits that refused to subside. I received my package last Friday morning and immediately smacked it down on my swollen acne and in just couple of hours, pus have noticeably emerge to the surface.

In fairness, I did “medicate” the pimples using hot and cold compress the night before, therefore the “drawing” time seemed to minimize and by around 11 pm that night, my toughest pimple was draining a lot. So I decided to dab extra salve around the zits, placed band-aids in it before hitting the hay. I woke up the next day and saw the redness went down by around 60% and since the zits had produced some white heads, I went ahead and pop and drain them … I know, I know.. popping pimples is bad for the skin but in some cases, I simply need to take action.


In addition to zit-busting and anti-inflammatory properties like Phenol and Ichthammol (that includes a significant amount of Sulphur), it also consists of Calendula for healing, Arnica for bruising, and Echinacea for its antiseptic properties. This dark, slick and intensely offensive to the nose ointment is more efficient than any other homeopathic treatment that draw out a pimple or even a boil. If you don’t mind the smell of bitter medicine on your skin, you should grab this salve right now. It works like magic.

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2 Hot and Cold Compress

Another method that could accelerate the healing process of a stubborn zit is by using the hot and cold compress. Just immerse a face towel or a clean washcloth in hot water, making sure that your skin can withstand the heat. Wring it down and place the hot towel on the affected area, repeat the process when the face towel has cooled off. Continue doing it for as long as you have ample time. Doing this will soften and draw the bacteria to the surface.

Alternate the hot compress with cold compress every 10 minutes until the zit will develop the white head or start to numb. The hot and cold compresses will dilate and shrink your acne, aiding to draw out the pus and take the infection out to the surface. After that, you can spot treatment the area using solutions that contains 2% salicylic acid to zap down infection quickly.

3Milk & Tea Bag Compress
Milk has properties that help to draw out infection. Consider soaking a teabag in milk, because teabags also contain healing properties called tannins particularly in black tea that aid to minimize inflammation. Apply the milk-soaked teabag overnight and you’re likely to see your cyst shrink or come to a head over the course of several days.

4Hydrogen Peroxide
Dab a q-tip in the peroxide and apply it to your zit and let it stay for couple of minutes. This treatment will help draw out the pus and reduce the size of the pimple. Just be aware that the peroxide seriously stinks and it might hurt a bit. To lessen the smell, hop inside the hot shower and the hot steam will abate the reek while opening up your pores.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

JYOTI July 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Hello friend
help me to treat whiteheads from the cheeks, grown immensely all over the under eyes & adjoining areas.

Calleigh July 29, 2013 at 7:29 am

You can treat whiteheads by steaming your face over a bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes (because steaming opens the pores). After steaming, gently push the whiteheads out of the pore. But remember not to force hard, it can cause scars or broken veins.

OR you can use cotton ball and dip it to the Apple Cider vinegar and apply to the affected area just after steaming. Don’t rinse.

Another method is by applying organic raw honey directly without mixing anything on problem areas after cleansing the skin. Leave for 10 minutes, rinse off with warm water and splash with cold water to close the pores.

Make sure to exfoliate your face with baking soda at least 1 or 2 times a week. Just grab 1 tsp of baking soda and add a little water to make a paste consistency and apply to your damp face. Rub the mixture GENTLY with your fingertips in circular motion and rinse as usual.

LydiaF July 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

My grandmother swore by the “black salve” aka ichthammol. It helps with ingrown hairs and boils, too.

Bethany July 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

Great tips! I hate those “underground” zits. It leaves me questioning, will I ever have clear skin before I have to start worrying about wrinkles? Grr!!

Cynthia July 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I use hot compresses and hydrocortisone cream. I’ve read a doctor saying to put a large amount on the spot and cover it in a bandaid to totally absorb in while you sleep, and it can be almost as effective as getting a cortisone shot. Another option for those who can’t get/don’t want to use the salve.

acne and pimple treatment at home August 2, 2013 at 6:40 am

The back, neck, chest and shoulders can also be attacked by acne not just the face.

However, if your skin is suffering from acne scarring, the
skin is in healing mode and more susceptible to the sun and its harmful rays.
The soothing effect helps ease the irritation and the acne is cleared away
without leaving any trace.

Neetu November 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

How to pores close around the nose and skin looking more younger n glow?

dipika November 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

I have acne problem and after I have black mark to face I have light skin you can see easily in face and one more black mark under my eye

Alisha November 19, 2013 at 1:20 am

I have a red bumps not pimples on cheeks which occur overnight ..Please help

rafia November 19, 2013 at 2:08 am

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Marie December 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Does the adhesive from the band aid clog your pores, causing more pimples?

Calleigh December 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm

No, it wont clog your pores if you follow the instructions by cleaning your face first and splash with cold water to close the pores. By then, you can place the band aid to cover.

gugu January 6, 2014 at 2:39 am

I have a red pimples on cheeks
which occur overnight ..Please help

Brittany January 6, 2014 at 4:35 am

I’m looking for something natural to help with my boyfriend Pimples but his is not really deep under the skin it’s very red and clusters in the t zone. Does this help with this? also how does it so for the scaring any help there?

Calleigh January 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm
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Try benzoyl peroxide. I use OXY. You can first use a natural exfoliant cleanser, then face soap. Once you dry your face slightly, you can use the oxy and rub it in until it disappears.

piyu February 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I have a sist on my cheeck bone under eye its from 3 years & I consulted doc they said to
operate it. but m scared to get operate it. it has become green like big pimple. so pls help
me on this issue.

Calleigh February 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

You should follow your doctor’s advice

Arthaved chavhan March 7, 2014 at 3:02 am

hi please remove my pimple problem please i reqst u my pimple problem is so ifecting to the skin

Keshini March 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

hi, mine is dry skin n senitive too. I hv pimple marks on my back neck n sme on my face also. . . plz help me to remove dis marks n make my skin as clear freed from pimple marks. . . .daily nite ill apply aloevera gel but tatz off no use. so plz suggest me

Soumya Maheshwaram March 7, 2014 at 7:08 am

I hv white patchs on face, wht shld i do to get out of it plzzz help me

shez March 7, 2014 at 7:09 am

Please tell me how to get rid of lice?and how to purify kidneys….

Michele March 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Prid is amazing for boils, splinters ect but never put on your face it will leave your pore huge !!! I would go with another solution..

tina March 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I ve an acne on my shoulders, but ve tried to no a vain. Pls what do I use

Calleigh March 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Read my post here and you can try some of the natural remedies here:

Mini March 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I want ur products frm amazon please let me knw hw to order or get this products.

tushar March 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

can’t pin the whole page.

aashiya March 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

I have dark spots of pimples and open to get rid of them..tried many things bt nothings working..pls help

Calleigh March 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

You need to have an account from Amazon so you can place an order. The process is so easy, just go to the site and the rest they will guide you.

Mumu March 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

I have white patches around my hairline, it has grown all over my shoulder, chest and back. What should I do?

Calleigh March 31, 2014 at 9:44 am

You should consult your doctor first to diagnose what are the white patches called.

Priya June 13, 2014 at 8:13 am

Hello mam! Can u tell me cooking soda and baking soda both are grocery store i m not able to find out…everybody saying me baking powder is called baking soda …from where can i get it?in grocery stores meetha soda is me out mam!

fatty June 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Hi ! I have cyst in my chin and one side of the nose since 12 years .initially I thoughtthese aare pimples but now its growing all over my face , do you have any remedy for that…

Calleigh June 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

You should see your doctor on that one.

Nicky Long September 5, 2014 at 7:35 am

I have two large lumps on my back i cant squeeze them is their some thing i can put on them to draw them out

Calleigh September 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

@Nicky Long,
Try using the hot and cold compress procedure I posted on this post.

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