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What is the difference between a zit and a pimple?

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Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Same: A zit is slang for pimple. Larger pimples are called cysts.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Norman Pastorek answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

The same : These are two names for an acne eruption

Answered 5/17/2013

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

No: There are numerous skin lesions that over the years have been called pimples or zits. For best control of Acne, please see a skin specialist, a dermatologist.

Answered 11/28/2020

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