A few weeks ago I had a pimple near the anus. But it's not on the anus but on the cheek. It became a bit infected and I treated it with antibiotic cream and it stopped being infected and also stopped hurting. However, the pimple is still noticable under the skin. It has turned into a knot. I know this from other places for example on the back where you get a pimple and then it becomes a knot and it takes a long time until it disappears. But this time it's on the butt cheek. Shall I simply wait for it to go away or shall I try to pop it and see if there's pus under the skin? If there is pus under the skin then can the body remove it on its own or do I have to pop it?
Pimple/knot one the inside of the cheek
> If there is pus under the skin then can the body remove it on its own
> or do I have to pop it?
You can speed things up by putting a warm compress (a small towel soaked in warm water) over the area. It should go away on its own. If it's still there weeks later, it's probably an abscess, and should be looked at by your doctor.
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the knot is still there. I don't have the feeling that it's improving. It's not infected but under the skin there is still the knot. I have also had this on the back and the chest but never on the cheek.
This worries me.