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Blind Pimple: How Do You Get Rid of Pimples that are Under the Skin?

May 8, 2023

Blind Pimple

Blind pimples, also termed cystic acne, are characterized by pimples under the skin. These pimples stay under the skin’s surface, causing inflammation and pain. Sometimes, they may break out to form a whitehead, red bump, or blackhead.

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Blind pimples are as annoying as their visible counterparts. No wonder the internet is flooded with searches like blind pimple treatment chin, Blind pimple treatment at home, hormonal Blind pimple treatment, etc. We empathize with the pain and irritation you must be going through. So, here is some general guidance on how to get rid of a blind pimple.

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What is a Blind Pimple?

Blind Pimple is an inflammatory acne. It is a pus-filled acne cyst that forms deep under the skin. This type of acne can be large and often causes pain and inflammation. To reduce the risk of infection and scarring, you should go for  a blind pimple treatment. Dermatologists usually prescribe antibiotics and blind pimple creams to clear the problem.

Now, what is the cause of blind pimples? Skin pores clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells result in blind pimples. Bacteria can gain entry into the skin pores and get trapped with the oil and skin cells. Skin reaction leads to swelling in the skin’s middle layer. Such an infected, swollen, red lump is called an acne cyst.

Some common causes of blind pimples include teenage hormonal changes, family history, menopause, or stress. Blind Pimples usually develop on the back, neck, butt, chest, and shoulders. Let’s now look at how to get rid of a blind pimples.

Blind Pimple Treatment

Treating blind pimples can be a bit difficult, as there’s often the risk of scarring. Hence, you must consult a dermatologist for blind pimple treatment instead of choosing any random over-the-counter acne products or home remedies.

However, keep in mind that it can take three to four months to see results from blind pimple treatment.  Although yes, the time taken for blind pimple treatment will depend on the underlying cause and the complexity involved in it.

Some of the common options for blind pimple treatment include the following.

  • Dermatologist-prescribed antibiotic creams or gel solutions and lotions to eliminate bacteria and reduce the intensity of inflammation
  • Incision and drainage to open up an acne cyst and remove the pus from it
  • An oral retinoid called isotretinoin
  • Corticosteroid injections to help reduce the size of large and painful acne cysts
  • Birth control pill to lower hormone levels that lead to blind pimple treatment
  • Benzoyl peroxide for reducing the number of bacteria on the skin.

Some options for blind pimple treatment at home include the following.

  • Applying a warm compress for about 12-15 minutes three to four times a day
  • Applying tea tree oil (a product containing five percent of tea tree oil content or higher) twice a day by diluting it first with a carrier oil
  • Applying a small amount of raw honey and leaving it overnight
  • Applying Turmeric Powder and water and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
  • Applying fresh aloe vera gel to the affected area. Aloe vera has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce redness and swelling.

The above are generic ways of blind pimple treatment. Visit us to know which home-based or clinical treatment best suits your skin type and overall health for blind pimple treatment. Our dermatologists diagnose your case carefully and thoroughly to recommend the most-suited blind pimple treatment option. Connect with us to book an appointment with our dermatologists.


For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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