I've been dealing with acne for years now (just turned 30) and had it under control with minocycline until last month when I tried using hair spray to style my hair and I broke out all over again. I stopped using the spray and started clearing up, but the other night, I lost patience with one stubborn bump that wouldn't go away, and I tried to pop it when I thought I saw pus under the skin. All I got was a lot of blood and redness, so I Googled treatments for redness. I came across toothpaste, which I'd heard of before and decided to try it. But I was a little too clumsy in applying. I spread it over too large an area and left it on too long (plus, I used whitening toothpaste, which may have made it even worse). Now I have a nice little chunk of my face burned out. I'm using a vitamin E cream to speed up the healing, but I know it's still gonna take a while. The worst part is having to go to work for the next few days and have people see this big, raw red spot. Of course, it looks a little better today, but it's still very obvious. I feel stupid for having used that toothpaste without knowing what I was doing, but there's nothing I can do about it now. It's really been getting me down, so I thought it would help if I found someone to talk to. So here I am. I basically just wanted to tell my story, but if anyone has any suggestions for healing this thing up faster, I'm all ears (or eyes in this case).
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