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11 skin bumps that look like pimples but aren’t

INSIDER Logo By Sophia Mitrokostas of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12: 
  Not all red skin spots are caused by acne.
  
  Many other skin conditions can result in bumps that look like
  normal blemishes.
  
  Some more serious conditions like staph infections and skin
  cancer can also look like pimples.
  
  
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  Spotting a new blemish can put a
  damper on anyone's day, but not every skin bump is a
  pimple.

  According to the American Academy
  of Dermatology (AAD), acne is caused 
  by blocked pores that become
  infected by bacteria.
  There are plenty of skin conditions that mimic the look and feel
  of acne.

  INSIDER consulted with
  dermatologists and doctors to identify a few of the most-common
  skin bumps that may masquerade as pimples, but are actually
  something totally different.

  • Not all red skin spots are caused by acne.
  • Many other skin conditions can result in bumps that look like normal blemishes.
  • Some more serious conditions like staph infections and skin cancer can also look like pimples. 

Spotting a new blemish can put a damper on anyone's day, but not every skin bump is a pimple.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is caused by blocked pores that become infected by bacteria. There are plenty of skin conditions that mimic the look and feel of acne.

INSIDER consulted with dermatologists and doctors to identify a few of the most common skin bumps that may masquerade as pimples, but are actually something totally different.

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