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Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin - they are sebaceous glands (oil glands) which are infected with bacteria, swell up, and then fill up with pus.  Are also known as spots or zits. They occur when the sebaceous glands, which are located at the base of hair follicles, become overactive 


 Whiteheads - remain under the skin and are very small

Blackheads - clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin.

Pustules -  clearly visible on the surface of the skin, red at their base and have pus at the top

Papules -  visible on the surface, small bumps, usually pink

Nobules - clearly visible on the surface, large, solid pimples. painful & embedded deep in the skin

Cysts - clearly visible on the surface, are painful & filled with pus, can easily cause scars.

 Four main factors cause acne:

  • Oil production
  • Dead skin cells
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria


-Itching , pain and discharge are

-Scar formation once the pimples heal , has some psychological effect on all individuals who suffer with pimple.

–Pigmentation of skin is another symptoms in those who suffer from pimples


-Eating oily food.

-Eating chocolates which have excessive amount of fat

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