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Difference Between Boil And Pimple
Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Most boils are caused by a germ (staphylococcal bacteria). This germ enters the body through tiny nicks or cuts in the skin or can travel down the hair to the follicle. ...Read more
Physical exam: Some are bigger, some are smaller and some are more or less inflammatory. Let your treating doctor decide. ...Read more
Hello What is the difference between a boil and big pimple on nose they look similar because I search it up and idk if have a boil or just big pimple?
Word games: Pimples are generally smaller & thought of as being distributed on the face shoulders & back while boils are larger & more common in other locations. The difference otherwise is not important. Both are a collection of pus, often under some pressure. The germs causing them often differ, but labels are a game of words. A pimple can be a boil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Size mostly: A zit/pimple is a hair follicle filled with oil and dead skin cells and bacteria. But it is just one hair follicle. An abscess (a boil) is usually much larger, it starts as one hair follicle but then the bacterial infection spreads to a much larger area (the size of a nickel to the size of an egg). Boils need medical attention. They need to be lanced and you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely different, with injection of a toxin which the spider uses to paralyze or kill its prey. Interesting question! ...Read more
Does not matter: If infected needs medical attention. Leave diagnosis to physician. Treatment not that different. ...Read more
Red/pinkish bump with white centre on inner thigh.... Molluscullum or pimple or boil? What is the difference?
In/Thigh/lesion?: Each has different treatments for care. Thus, you need in person doc visit. ...Read more
Blocked gland: It sounds most like blocked gland. Basically pimples. There are a lot of glands in the vaginal area. Sweaty rubbing like with sex can cause dead skin and bacteria to get pushed into the pore and block the gland secretion. Showering after sex and applying a heating pad for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily can help. Get an evaluation if that doesn't help within 3 days. Sometimes drainage is needed. ...Read more
Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?
Keep it Clean: You can check w/your doc to make sure that's what it is first. Then keep the area clean to prevent infection until it heals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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