Boil vs. Pimple Topic Guide

Boil vs. Pimple Boil vs. Pimple: What is the difference between a boil and a pimple? Learn about boil vs. pimple symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, and prevention.

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Medications:

salicylic acid topical Salicylic Acid Topical

There are many brands and forms of salicylic acid available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

benzoyl peroxide topical Benzoyl Peroxide Topical

Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect. It also has a mild drying effect, which allows excess oils and dirt to be easily washed away from the skin...learn more »

isotretinoin (oral) Isotretinoin (oral)

Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics...learn more »