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Pimples: Introduction

Pimples: Pimples or pustules on the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 25 causes of Pimples, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pimples:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pimples. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Pimples

Home medical tests possibly related to Pimples:

Causes of Types of Pimples:

Review the causes of these more specific types of Pimples:

Pimples Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pimples may include:

  • Simple treatments and preventive measures:
    • Wash skin - gently
    • Avoid rubbing or scratching
    • Shave carefully
    • Sun exposure - some level of sun exposure has been mentioned as beneficial to acne
    • Avoid sunburn
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Pimples

Real-life user stories relating to Pimples:

Message Boards for Pimples

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Pimples or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Pimples:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Pimples. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note the characteristics of the pimple-like skin rash
    • Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. cracking, pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - can help determine diagnosis.
    • Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
    • Feel lymph nodes for enlargement
  • more tests...»

Pimples: Animations

Medications or substances causing Pimples:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pimples as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pimples

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Pimples:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pimples. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Misdiagnosis and Pimples

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Pimples: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pimples

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Article Excerpts about Pimples

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil... (Source: excerpt from Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands ... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS)

The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, which means common acne. Most women will experience at... (Source: excerpt from Acne: NWHIC)

Organs affected by Pimples:

The list of organs typically affected by Pimples may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Pimples

The list below shows some of the causes of Pimples mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pimples?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pimples. Of the 25 causes of Pimples that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 23 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pimples:

The following list of conditions have 'Pimples' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Pimples or choose View All.

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  • Acne ... pimples, pustules








  • Rosacea ... skin pimples, pimples, pustules


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Causes of Pimples Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pimples based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pimples?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pimples, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pimples:

    Subtypes of Pimples:

    Pustules (52 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Pimples:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin bumps (179 causes), Lump (342 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pimples:

    Rash (1165 causes), Acne (65 causes), Acne Vulgaris, Cercarial dermatitis, Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis, Folliculitis, Fungal infections (22 causes), Impetigo, Pemphigus and fogo selvagem, Pyoderma Gangrenosum

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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