Pustule

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A pustule is a small blister on the skin that contains pus.

A pustule is a type of abscess, which usually forms in the dermis or subcutis layers of the skin.


The word 'pustule' is included in this section because it is a type of skin lesion.

See also types of skin lesions (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types, beauty therapies, and other health related courses.

Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.

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