Stomach-churning footage shows a man squeeze out a throbbing cyst from his jawline.
Too impatient to wait for medical treatment, Frederic Ward, 23, who was suffering from a Staphylococcal infection, took matters into his own hands.
Mr Ward, who has such infections regularly, is seen squeezing the agonising cyst, which took just four days to grow, in his bathroom in Ontario.
Filmed by friends, who wretch throughout, Mr Ward, a facility attendant, prods, squeezes and even uses tweezers to try and remove the bulge, which he says ‘hurts so bad’.
After more than four minutes of trying, he was unable to clear the sac completely, which is seen hanging off his jaw, however, it has since cleared up.
Mr Ward said: ‘I’m still not sure what caused the infection and it’s still being investigated.
‘I decided to drain it myself once it appeared ready.
‘I have had 10 or so of these exact infections and didn’t want to have to go and wait at the hospital again as I was already being prescribed proper antibiotics by my doctor.
‘I continue to see doctors as this is a chronic issue for me.
He said: ‘My initial draining as unsuccessful as there was a visible build-up outside of the growth.
‘It was extremely painful to the touch and would throb as the days went on.
‘It has fully cleared up and left little to no scarring.’