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Whats the difference between a zip/pimple and a boil?

Boil. In layman's terms, a boil is just a huge, infected pimple. Sometimes they require lancing, or draining. It is usually caused by a staph infection and often starts out looking like a pimple. If it happens, see your doctor for the best treatment. Read more...

What's the difference between a boil or and zit/pimple?

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...

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?

Pimple VS Boil. Boile is usually larger & ready to burst & express fluid & pus . At any rate , don't try to express it yourself . Go see a doctor . Anything thing that contain infection above the angle of the mouth has the potential of spreading to the brain . So please go to urgent care or your doctor to get the proper antibiotics & to have this boil drained , if that is what you have Take care. Read more...
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 more...