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What causes them to get inflamed, unlike whiteheads and blackheads

cuz u touch ur self at night

jk... i dont know i would like to know as well though

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As I understand it, the sebum and bacteria/dead skin cells become stuck and impacted in the follicle. Your body is basically trying to push it out, but also contain the infection. That's why it hurts when they're deep under the skin and why they can develop into a giant pus filled whitehead.

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