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01 March 2007 @ 10:27 pm
I'm going to read at my niece's school tomorrow. We're to read a book together (she's leaning toward one of the Strega Nona stories, which is fine with me). Should be fun, yes? Here's the thing: I have an enormous pimple. Smack dab on the philtrum.

First of all, I'm not a youngling. I should be very much over and done with pimples and related blemishes, thank you very much.

Secondly, it bloody well hurts.

Finally, I look a wee bit freakish. Third graders may break down in tears.
I feel: worriedworried
kmcclure on March 2nd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Mercury's in retrograde, doo dah, doo dah.

Use a tea bag poultice for the pain, then apply some Neosporin after whichever zit-killer you're using. It eases the pain and I have found, often speeds the healing process.

That, and a boat load of sympathy, are all I got.
Kel: Helo's smileladyjoust on March 2nd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Hmmm... the tea bag poultice is new to me. I'll try it in the morning. For now, I do have antibiotic ointment and an unfortunately placed band-aid covering the ouchy eyesore.

The advice and sympathy are both very welcome. Thanks!
Fjordhopper: Buttons-doggyfjordhopper on March 2nd, 2007 11:44 am (UTC)
Wish I had read this last night...
My sister just sent me an e-mail that had interesting uses for household stuff. One of them was a pimple remedy. It said that you should put a dab of honey on the pimple and then cover it with a band-aid, and supposedly the pimple would dissappear over night. I have no idea if this even works, having never tried it. Of course, since it's now morning, it's a bit late to try it anyway, but I thought it might be good for future purposes.

On the other hand, pimples always look larger to the pimplee...the kids probably won't even notice, or not really care.
Have fun!
Aifacat: Cranky.aifacat on March 2nd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. My face skin hates me too.
Julietfair_juliet on March 2nd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
I used to use toothpaste on blemishes. It dries it out pretty quickly if you use enough. but there's a fine line. Too much and it'll get rid of the pimple, but you'll be left with a really hard dry patch on your face. But that never bothered me, so I didn't care!