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Pimple

A pimple, spot, or zit is a kind of clogged hair pore in the skin. It occurs if excessive oil gets trapped in some pores of the skin. Sebaceous glands produce sebum inside the pore developing a pimple..

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A pimple, spot, or zit is a kind of clogged hair pore in the skin. It occurs if excessive oil gets trapped in some pores of the skin. Sebaceous glands produce sebum inside the pore developing a pimple. The dead skin cells which are left behind may become glued by the sebum. The sebum which contains bacteria, creates a blockage within the skin. It can also result in acne, infections, and inflammation. It can result in a swollen portion of the skin, and cause itchiness. Sometimes yellowish water can come out from the pimple, that needs to be washed immediately. Pimples can leave a permanent scar on the skin that is hard to heal. The familiar names for a pimple are whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules or papules.

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Symptoms
symptoms

The primary symptoms of a pimple are:

  • Blackheads (clearly visible on the surface of the skin).
  • Whiteheads (does not appear clearly but develops under the layer of the skin).
  • Papules (small, solid, round bumps that rise from the skin).
  • Pustules (full of pus).
  • Cysts.

 

Causes
causes

A pimple can turn into severe acne when the medications do not help. The main causes of a pimple may include:

  • Irritation.
  • Pain in the affected area.
  • Permanent scars.
  • Yeast infections.
  • Swelling.

Risks
risks

A pimple can result into acne that can spread all over the skin. Also, pimple causes skin infection or other skin related diseases.

Prevention
prevention

In order to prevent the occurrence of a pimple, one should take care of the following:

  • Taking a proper diet and living in clean surroundings.
  • Drinking sufficient water.

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