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Acne of a 14 year old boy during puberty.

A pimple is a type of skin lesion caused by inflamed and/or obstructed pores. The most common cause of pimples is acne, but other causes, such as smallpox, exist.

Often, pimples can be eliminated or relieved by pressing inwards and downward on both sides. This pops the pimple and removes the internal pus. However, this practise is not necessarily recommended by dermatologists. Squeezing the pimple can cause bacteria and pus to be pushed further into the skin causing further irritation, and/or scars (dirt on the fingers can also cause infections).

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