Type and symptoms of acne

Type and symptoms of acne

Acne is a general term regarding skin condition, sometime word pimple also use instead of acne. But both of these terms are general.

Actually pimples have about five different type i.e.,

  1. Papule
  2. Blackheads
  3. Whiteheads
  4. Nodule
  5. Pustule

These above are major types of skin diseases.


  1. Papule

Its a small out growth or swelling on skin, major identification of papule is that it may have no pus.

  • Blackheads

Blackheads are easy to identify because it is blackish in color, and usually are because of clogged hair follicles of skin. Follicles are usually clogged due to dust and oil produced by skin glands. It’s mild type acne.

  • Whiteheads

Swelling or red spotted are on skin with pus in it.

  • Nodules

These are non-inflammatory projections on skin, nodules form in epidermis or upper layer of skin.it can be found through the body and they may be cancerous out growth or non-cancerous.

  • Pustules

One of the worst form of acne is pustules

Having red spotted, full of pus