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Pimples form when dead skin cells mix with excess oil (sebum). This
mixture plugs the pore, causing swelling. Bacteria can grow in the mix and lead
to infection and pus.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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