Forget going to Doctor Pimple Popper. This guy decided to do it himself when he noticed that his finger was swelling out of control. Because he thought his infected fingernail would heal with time, he ignored the grievous symptoms. But when it kept swelling and getting bigger, this man who lives in Scotland knew he didn’t have a choice but to do something about it. For some reason, he didn’t want to see a doctor – perhaps because he would have to wait forever for an appointment.
But when enough was enough, the man decided that he had to take care of his finger before it took care of him. But he didn’t want to do it in private. He set up his camera and decided to film as he squeezed the icky pus out of his wound. It is utterly disgusting as you’ll witness when you press play.
According to the video, this suffered had a paronychia fingernail infection.
Although this video will make your stomach roll, disturbing clips like this have become extremely popular online. There is just something attractive about watching someone squeeze pus out of a skin growth. I don’t know what it is, but I have a feeling that the attraction we feel for these grotesque moments is the same feeling people get when they drive past a car accident. Although they know that it is going to be disturbing, they slow down and look and secretly hope that they will get to see something violent.
You might find satisfaction in watching this video. But if you’re easily grossed out, it is not recommended for you to watch it. Instead, you might want to check out something fun like one of the many animal videos we share on our site.
I’m not going to lie. It is hard for me to watch videos like this.
The video was uploaded less than a year ago, but it already has been viewed more than 350,000 times. The following are some favorite comments from viewers like you:
“Looked a little green above the nail. Hopefully no gangrene!!!”
“I had mines pop yesterday at the doctor’s office … so painful.”
“I had paronychia a few months ago. It hurt like hell, and I lost 3 of my fingernail”
“I’ve done that many times. Should be completely healed within 24 hours, especially if you ice it when you’re done removing the puss.”
Paronychia is an infection of the soft tissue around the fingernail. It is often self-diagnosable and treatable. It is easy to spot and is often painful. When it goes untreated, it can get worse. This man waited way too long before he did something about it. And based on the video, he might have required antibiotics to treat the infection. But in the description, he writes that the DIY procedure offered him a lot of “relief,” so all we can do is wish the best of health for him.
What is your reaction to disgusting videos like this? Do you get a kick out of watching people pop cysts and pimples?