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pimple

 [pim´p'l]
a papule or pustule.

pim·ple

(pim'pĕl),
A papule or small pustule; usually meant to denote an inflammatory lesion of acne.

pimple

/pim·ple/ (pim´p'l) a papule or pustule.

pimple

(pĭm′pəl)
n.
A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.

pim′pled, pim′ply adj.

pimple

Etymology: ME, pinple
a small papule, pustule, or furuncle.

Acne

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.

pimple

Zit Dermatology A superficial abscess, generally located on a 'sebaceous' region of the body, often associated with acne. See Acne, Blackhead, Cystic acne.

pim·ple

(pim'pĕl)
A papule or small pustule; usually meant to denote an inflammatory lesion of acne.

pimple

A PUSTULE or PAPULE commonly occurring in adolescents and young adults suffering from ACNE.

Pimple

A small, red swelling of the skin.
Mentioned in: Antiacne Drugs

pimple

an elevated inflamed lesion about 0.5 inch diameter, raised above the skin surface, with a necrotic center which commonly points and bursts.

Patient discussion about pimple

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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Two effective zit-zappers in anti-acne products: salicylic acid, which helps unblock pores, and benzoyl peroxide, an antiseptic that dries out pimples and keeps infection-causing bacteria under control.
It also contains tea tree extract to help dry pimples a lot faster.
Fortunately for acne sufferers, pimples aren't caused by bacteria alone - and therefore, the problem isn't treated with antibiotics alone.
To be told you're attractive despite the pimples is a better compliment.
People with oily skin are prone to pimples as their skin produces excess of oil.
No need to prove again (and again) that popping and picking invariably makes the pimple worse and last longer.
The eraser uses a proprietary acne healing formula that reduces the size and severity of pimples in less than 24 hours, explains senior vice president Jeff Magsitza.
Clear-N-Smooth Anti-Blemish Cream contains a synergistic combination of a deep-penetrating exfoliation agent and tea tree oil to help fight pimples and razor bumps.
Buy some tea tree oil (sold at most pharmacies or health stores) and dab it directly on the pimple with a cotton bud at bedtime.
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He says that cholesterol deposited in arterial walls produces "an inflammatory reaction, like a pimple.