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A pimple is a clogged skin pore that gets infected with bacteria.
Pimples look red and often are raised above the level of the skin.
Cleaning facial skin gently once or twice a day with a mild,
non-drying soap and shampooing hair daily may help prevent new pimples.
Over-the-counter medicine may help to dry up pimples. Squeezing or picking
pimples may cause a skin infection.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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