How To Get Rid Of A Blind Pimple, According To Dermatologists

Applying a warm washcloth over the blind pimple three to four times a day for ten minutes encourages pus to come to the surface, turning it into a surface-level pimple that is easier to treat.

Warm Compresses

Niacinamide gel, an anti-inflammatory, works well as a spot treatment for blind pimples and is best used overnight, such as The Inkey List 20% Niacinamide Serum.


Acne patches, particularly hydrocolloid ones for sensitive skin or those with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, help prevent touching and picking while delivering medication over several hours to treat the pimple.

Acne Patches

Topical treatments with benzoyl peroxide kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, and tea tree oil can also be used for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Benzoyl Peroxide

For extremely painful, stubborn, or persistent blind pimples, a dermatologist can administer an anti-inflammatory steroid injection directly into the pimple to quickly reduce inflammation.

Steroid Injections