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What is the white stuff in a pimple?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The white material in a pimple is pus, formed by oil called sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Watch the animation to learn more about pimples.


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