So, I’m curious - what, exactly, is in a pimple? I know there are a variety of causes of pimples, but the main types of contents that I’ve seen are:
- Thin, yellow, clear liquid (sebum?)
- Thin to thick off-white, opaque liquid
- Off-white solid or semi-solid - sometimes it’s sort of extruded from the pimple, sometimes (especially with poppers) it’s a sort of lump or string of lumps
- Thick, yellowish, translucent waxy solid - sometimes a very small amount from a blackhead, but sometimes larger lumps.
I’m especially curious if, as is my suspicion, the various off-white liquids/solids (which often come together) are made up of the same thing, but somehow end up different. Wikipedia pretty much just covers the causes and treatments of pimples, and is terribly unhelpful on what all this stuff coming out of my body is. Anyone know?