Where Did That Zit Come From?

July 23, 2013 by Dr. Phillip E Clark  
Published in Skin

Acne is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. It is a chronic condition that affects over 85% of adolescents and young adults. One study showed that two-thirds of teenagers with acne wanted to talk to their physician about their acne, but only one-third actually did.

  • Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or ”zits.” This includes whiteheads and blackheads.
  • Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during infection. An accumulation of pus in an enclosed tissue space is known as an abscess, whereas a visible collection of pus within or beneath the epidermis is known as a pustule or pimple.

    Searches related to why pus occurs

    Bacterial infectionThe detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. in an infection, the infecting organism seeks to utilize the host’s resources to multiply, usually at the expense of the host. …AbscessA swollen area within body tissue, containing an accumulation of pusBoilAn inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, typically caused by the infection of a hair follicleWoundAn injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or brokenAcneThe occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers

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    1. How Do I Drain Pus from an Abscess? – wiseGEEK


      Jun 23, 2013 - The pus can be white, green, or yellow, but red or pink pus might also be noticed. This happens when blood gets mixed with the pus, however, 

    2. Skin Boils – Skin Care – LoveToKnow

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      The pus is yellow or green and often smells foul. Boils can appear almost anywhere on the skin. They occur more often on hairy parts of the body, where the 

    Blackheads are tiny, dark spots on the skin. They are caused by a small plug in the opening of a follicle (pore). Blackheads are also called open comedomes. Related conditions include: Acne; Whiteheads.

    1. What are Blackheads? How to Get Rid of Blackheads


      Jan 25, 2012 - A blackhead, or open comedo is a wide opening on the skin with a blackened mass of skin debris covering the opening. Despite their name 

    2. How To Get Rid of Blackheads - What Are Blackheads - Cosmopolitan


      Banish blackheads for good with this advice.  Half of the battle when trying to banishblackheads is knowing what they are and what’s causing them.

    3. Treating Blackheads | The Dr. Oz Show


      Dr. Oz explains how blackheads are formed – and how to get rid of them. While they are mostly a nuisance, there are times when blackheads can be hazardous 

    4. 5 Natural Ways to Remove Blackheads | Crunchy Betty


      Aug 17, 2011 - Got blackheads? Don’t fret. Here’s how to remove blackheads the natural way – without squishing and squeezing.

    5. Home Remedies for Blackheads | Top 10 Home Remedies

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      A blackhead also known as open comedo is a kind of bump on the skin in yellow or black color with a mass of skin debris covering the opening. Blackheads can 

    6. Blackheads Be Gone: 6 Ways To Get Rid Of And Prevent Them 


      Nov 21, 2012 - Blackheads. Just the word itself gets people riled up.

    English: A severe case of cystic acne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    English: Cystic acne on the back. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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      Feb 19, 2013 - Oh, hello giant new zit, which seemingly came from out of nowhere. And what perfect timing: You’re either about to step out the door, or (worse) 

    1. Pop Pimples - Why We Pop Pimples - Acne – About.com

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      1. Why Do I Get Acne? – KidsHealth

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        These bumps can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts. Teens get acne because of the hormonal changes that come with puberty. If your parents had 

      2. What is a “Zit”? And what is the stuff that comes out when I pop it?


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      4. Discovery Health “How Scalp Pimples Work”

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        Scalp pimples can be an irritating condition. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about scalp pimples.

      5. Discovery Health “Should I pop my zits?”

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        A pimple surfaces on your face. It may be a red, inflamed pustule (pus-filled) or just a modest blackhead. Either way, you search for the simplest, fastest way to 

        1. What Is Pus? – Medical News Today


          Aug 17, 2012 - Pus is a protein-rich fluid called liquor puris, usually whitish-yellow, yellow, or yellow brown in color. Pus consists of a buildup of dead 

    English: Acne Vulgaris: A: Cystic acne on the face, B: Subsiding tropical acne of trunc, C: Extensive acne on chest and shoulders. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Actinomyces israelii in pus (Photo credit: Nathan Reading)

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    Cactus Zits (Photo credit: Randy Son Of Robert)

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