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Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Different types

Pimples that are inflammatory will hurt while for example those called pimples but are actually really milia and caused from clogged follicles and excessive dryness will not hurt but you will be aware of them.

In brief: Different types

Pimples that are inflammatory will hurt while for example those called pimples but are actually really milia and caused from clogged follicles and excessive dryness will not hurt but you will be aware of them.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology

In brief: Inflammation

A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria.
The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain.

In brief: Inflammation

A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria.
The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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