Pustules are small, inflamed, pus-filled, blister-like lesions on the skin surface.
Pustules are common in acne . They may occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly seen in the following areas:
Pustules may be a sign of a bacterial infection, and should be checked by a health care provider.
Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.
Pustules, superficial on the arm
Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
Acne, cystic on the face
Alopecia areata with pustules
Dermatitis, pustular contact