As much as we love Dr. Pimple Popper, there is a certain charm to homemade popping videos. Of course, this one takes that to the extreme. YouTuber Nicolette Madanat has been troubled with a ganglion cyst on her wrist for a long time, forcing her to drain it every so often.
To ease the pain and decrease the size of the bump, Nicolette lanced it using a screwdriver.
In the one-minute clip, Madanat is shown squeezing the bump, apparently for the second time in her life, in order to extract whatever’s been living in there. And immediately after the initial lancing, she (along with a gloved friend) manages to extract the oversize lump. The result? A stream of icky, gel-like yellow pus. Ew, ew indeed. What’s worse is that after the fluid was drained, she seemed to be playing (yes, playing) with the excess pus for the camera.
Now you don’t need me to tell you how unsanitary and unsafe this whole procedure is (because let me tell you, lancing your lumps— cysts, pimples, etc. with devices found in your toolbox is, by far, the last thing you should be doing in your free time), but just in case you need a quick reminder, here it goes: If you find yourself with an enlarged lump, bump, or spot, make an appointment with a medical professional for a consultation immediately. Do not take matters into your own hands.
As it turns out, Super Blackheads are really hard to find in anything other than pictures. Everyone wants to see them, so we put a $50 bounty for anyone who can produce footage of this medical syndrome.
If you have Giant Blackheads, send us a video of their removal and we hope to be able to pay you some cash for it, assuming it is a good quality clip and you have the rights to sell it.) So share those blackheads folks!
Cysts are common on the skin and can appear anywhere. They feel like large peas under the surface of the skin. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (oil glands), or around foreign bodies, such as earrings.
Surgery is very safe and usually prevents cysts from occurring. However, cysts do not usually pose a medical threat. Therefore it may be difficult to get surgery covered by insurance.
Follow the R.I.C.E. method. A baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge at the base of the knee. It’s usually the result of an existing knee injury or a chronic condition like arthritis. Caring for your joints via the R.I.C.E. method can help.
– When wrapping your leg, buy a wrap at a drugstore and follow the instructions on the package. If you have any conditions that increase your risk of blood clots, do not wrap your leg without consulting with a doctor first.
Many acne medications are available at drug and grocery stores without a prescription. These medications are available in cream, gel, and pad form and are put directly on your skin. The drugs contain ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and resorcinol. They work by killing bacteria, drying excess oil, and forcing the skin to shed dead skin cells.
If OTC treatment doesn’t improve your acne, your doctor may suggest that you use stronger prescription medications. Medications that contain vitamin A keep plugs from forming in the hair follicles and promote more rapid turnover of skin cells. These medications are applied directly to your skin and can include tretinoin, tazarotene, or adapalene.
During microdermabrasion, a doctor or skin care professional uses a special instrument that contains a rough surface to sand the top layers of your skin. Sanding the skin removes clogs that cause blackheads.
Distinguish between cysts in the breast and tumors. Cysts can be in one or both breasts. Without a mammogram or needle biopsy it is almost impossible to distinguish between the two different types of lumps in the breast. Symptoms of a breast cyst will include:
Sebaceous cysts are commonly found in the hair follicles on the head. They form inside the glands that secrete sebum, an oily substance that coats the hair. When these normal secretions are trapped, they develop into a pouch containing a cheese-like substance. They are commonly found in areas near the neck, upper back, and on the scalp. Sebaceous cysts are often confused with pilar or epidermoid cysts
Identify a ganglion cyst. These are the most common types of lumps found on the hand and wrist. They are not cancerous and often harmless. Filled with fluid, they can quickly appear, disappear or change in size. They do not require treatment unless they interfere with function or are unacceptable in appearance.