Although most pimples are best left alone, there is one kind that you can left alone, there is one kind that you can squeeze to help get rid of it. Sometimes pimple will have a little central yellow pus head on it. Gently squeezing usually pops there open very nicely. Once the pus is out, the pimple will heal more quickly.
When a physician considers acne as severe enough to warrant medical treatment, a topical preparation containing benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or salicylic acid is recommended. If this treatment does not produce an adequate improvement, an ointment containing tretinoin, a drug related to vitamin A, or tetracycline, an antibiotic, may be prescribed.
If acne is severe or does not respond to topical treatments, a physician may prescribe a long course of antibiotics by mouth. If all there measures are unsuccessful, the more powerful vitamin A drug insotretinoin may be prescribed by mouth.