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n. Slang
A pimple.


A general term for a primarily pubertal condition characterised by local inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit of the face, upper back and shoulders coupled with keratinaceous plugging of the sebaceous glands at the base of hair follicles.

Patient discussion about zit

Q. will it ever go??? I have acne on my face for several months, and although I went to see a dermatologist and treat it, I still have these ugly pimples and zits on my face. I feel really ugly and sometimes I don't want to go to school, and just want to stat at my room not let anyone see me. Will it ever go away? What should I do?

A. Acne usually abates and disappears with time, but the chances for that depends on the specific type and features of the disease. If you still suffer from lesions despite treatment, you should consult your dermatologist and seek further help.

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I don't know about you, but I'm happier when people I talk to keep mum about my aggressively swelling zit than when they tell me my skin's looking amazing.
This passage is vague and has no direct tie to Coyote, yet since it is right after this man tells Zits that he is not real, causing Zits to ponder his own existence, that Zits is thrown in time, finally starting his much-needed spirit quest, it could be hypothesized that this man is the Coyote figure.
After the customary quarrel with his latest foster family, Zits leaves their home in a rush, pushing his foster mother against the wall, but he is soon arrested by two police officers who are already too familiar with his misbehavior.
Applying lotions and moisturizes will just aggravate the condition and create more zits.
At each visit, I have them lie on their backs while I work on their zits and their lifestyles.
I never have spots but seem to be breaking out in big zits lately.
99) provides #13 in a Zits comic strip series of collections; this one continuing the story of how teen Jeremy tries to be cool in spite of his too-square, long-suffering parents.
Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman provide two fine Zits comic strip collections about the wayward teen, and is a pick for any fan of Zits or any parent.
Black and white and color panels from the Zits cartoon strip offer a few new gathering of strips and images in book format, charting the ongoing and dubious interactions between Jeremy and his family and friends.
Experts have been taken on to blitz actor Daniel Radcliffe's zits before the teenage wizard's latest adventure hits cinema screens in July.
Avoid picking, which usually makes zits last longer, turn red and multiply like bunnies.
This latest collection of Zits comic strips has an illustration of an upside-down car on the cover, typical of the exaggerated and frequently hilarious brand of humor of this nationally syndicated series.