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What is an acne papule?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

An acne papule looks like a small red bump on the skin. They happen when the pores of the skin become plugged with oil, dead skin cells, and sometimes bacteria. When the bacteria inside multiply, a papule can grow larger and become a pustule or cyst.

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