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Is it true that a pimple is considered an open wound?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not really

A pimple is a swelling and sometimes infection of a skin gland.
It is surrounded in the skin by a barrier layer of cells which prevents any spread of the contents except to the outside of the skin. A pimple would have to be traumatized to allow the spread of infection within the pimple. So it is not an open wound.

In brief: Not really

A pimple is a swelling and sometimes infection of a skin gland.
It is surrounded in the skin by a barrier layer of cells which prevents any spread of the contents except to the outside of the skin. A pimple would have to be traumatized to allow the spread of infection within the pimple. So it is not an open wound.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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