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whats the difference between a pimple and a bite?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
A pimple: Is due to obstruction of a pore (such as in acne) or due to a superficial infection (as in folliculitis). A bite is an actual injury to the skin from the insect's mouth/stinger. It is possible that an insect bite will develop a "pimple" due to infection.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013

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