Painful Pimple and Acne

People often deal with such problem as painful acne. And if painful pimples appear on the face they are treated as a little tragedy, especially by females. Neither cream, nor ointment, neither foundation, nor powder can perfectly conceal them. Big painful pimples spoil your mood and kill your self-esteem. Moreover, acne rashes leave spots and make your skin peel very often. Before you decide on treatment of painful red pimples on your body and look for the cure to get rid of your problem, you should first of all find out what causes painful pimples on your body.

Painful Pimple and Acne


What Causes Painful Pimples

First of all you should be aware that painful acne can appear on any part of your body. You can suffer from huge painful pimples on scalp, on your neck or in armpits. A painful pimple on your nose or inside your nose will definitely ruin your day. Painful adult acne is often observed on scalp. Thought concealed by clothes acne on back will surely become a good reason of both physical and moral distress. Painful back acne as well as pimples on legs will certainly cause mild discomfort or real pain.

Pimples in ears are painful and very unpleasant, despite the fact that they are less visible then pimples on your face. If you are prone to white-headed pimples on your lips, be careful because they might be a reaction to poor quality cosmetics or presence of purulent infection in your organism.

Why do some people suffer from acne on chin and cheeks while the others are barely aware of the problem? What causes painful pimples under skin and why are some pimples painful? We can list only the most common causes of pimples because they are too numerous.

Change of Hormonal Balance

In most cases teenagers suffer from acne (and pigment spots after acne) when hormonal balance changes. Hormone fluctuations increase the amount of androgens. The last ones cause the appearance of acne on chin, cheeks, temples, and forehead. Girls and women often notice acne on their faces before their periods. This happens because of the increase of number of steroid hormones in women’s bodies at that period.


Hyperkeratosis means the increase of horny layer due to vitamin A deficiency or hormonal imbalance.

Various Diseases

This category may include unhealthy diet, various diseases of the digestive system and other body systems.

Allergic Reaction

You can buy cosmetic products for facial care at very different prices and of different quality. Some of them are perceived positively by your skin while others make it peel and inflame.

Other Causes of Acne on Chin, Cheeks and Temples

In addition to the above mentioned, subdermal pimples are often caused by stress or weak immune system. Skin often reacts negatively to dirt or adverse weather conditions.

Types of Acne

There are two types of pimples: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.

Non-inflammatory acne appears as blackhead and whitehead rashes. Blackheads occur because of dead cells of the epidermis and sebaceous excretion. Whitehead rashes on face look like inflations with contracted opening and clogged sebum glands.

Inflammatory acne includes purulent acne or painful red pimples. They get itchy and cause pain when you touch them. Sometimes spots occur after such pimples. Purulent pimples appear when bacteria penetrate into your skin. Red pimples are mainly the result of epidermis reaction to bacteria. Red pimples are inflammatory nodules of up to 3 centimeters large. Very often such pimples are filled with purulence.

Doctors evaluate acne severity of on your body as mild, average or severe.

  • Mild case: cheeks, chin, temples, and forehead are covered with a small number of purulent blisters or pink spots.
  • Average degree: if among others there are red pimples without large nodules.
  • Severe case of disease means a big number of boils and inflammatory acne. They are often painful and itchy.

How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples

You should get rid of acne. Why? It’s not only because acne on cheeks, chin, temples, or forehead make your face look ugly and itching causes discomfort. Acne often cause pigment spots which are very difficult to get rid of. Acne can cause deep scars which are almost impossible to cure. So what should you do when your skin suffers from painful pimples? What are the remedies for the rashes on your body and face?

How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples

Dermatologists and cosmeticians know best how to treat painful pimples. If your pimples appear due to external factors, a dermatologist or an experienced cosmetologist will choose the cure against the rash taking into account pimples peculiarities and skin type. The doctor will tell you how to get rid of painful pimples as fast as possible and what to do if the skin scales.

In case the pimples appeared because of some internal processes, just a single ointment will not help to cure it. Treatment then should be carried out along with the treatment of the disease which caused the rash. So before you buy any means to treat your acne it is very important to determine the cause of the problem. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate treatment on the basis of the diagnostic results.

It is very difficult to get rid of acne on child’s face. Teenagers often suffer from pimples on chin, cheeks, and temples. Huge subdermal pimples are often the result of hormonal changes. Hormonal therapy could help in this case, but it is exceptionally undesirable because it can have negative side effects for the child. That is why teenagers should only trust an experienced professional in treatment of their skin.

You should apply ointments against acne locally in problem areas only. The ointments against acne often contain components which have drying effect (making your skin peel) or cause skin irritation. Of course you may try traditional remedies but remember to avoid dubious recipes. You can successfully get rid of acne but you as well can only hurt your skin instead.

Can you squeeze painful pimples on cheeks, forehead, chin, or temples? No doctor will approve of doing that because there is always a high chance of getting an infection. It will only aggravate the skin condition of both an adult and a child. Besides, squeezing pimples will leave pigmented spots and scars. They are much more difficult to remove than acne for there are no effective remedies against them.

What you can use home remedies for is relieving the symptoms: pain and swelling. There is a long list of them .

Fighting Acne From Inside

Acne is effectively cured from inside but you can only start doing that after consulting your doctor (especially in respect to a child’s health). Here are the most simple and common methods:

  1. Diet is a method of treating pimples from inside. Very often acne and spots on your face might be a sign of a digestive system disorder.
  2. Consumption of purified water in large amounts.
  3. Antibiotics are another way to treat acne from the inside. They keep your body clear of various pathogenic bacteria and make your skin cleaner. But they can only be prescribed by doctor: avoid self-treatment!

All people are different and, unfortunately, there is no a universal remedy to cure acne.


Nikita Kolhe, Dermatologist



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