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Question: Flesh-colored bumps on my face that don't go away.


 RomanSunshine - Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:57 am

Five or six years back I developed these small flesh-colored acne bumps on my face. They've clustered on either side of my chin and between my eyebrows. These acne bumps aren't visible, nor are they large, there's just mass amounts of them. They seem to always be able to "pop" and produce puss. I've tried numorous acne products to no avail. They occaisionally become infected and turn into an inflamed pimple. Although they are not noticable, I'm self-conscience about them. I have clear skin aside from the bumps. I am very fair skinned with freckles, thus I prefer not to wear a lot of makeup. These little blemishes really force me to mask my face. I have no idea what they are, or how to get rid of them. Any ideas?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:44 am

User avatar Hello,The location of the acneform lesions to the forehead and chin makes one think of demodicosis,a parasitic skin disorder causing acne like rashes especially the peri oral,and chin area.This may require demostration of the organism by a skin scraping.Since you have already tried antiacne preperations your doctor may try to rule this out,and may treat you with metronidazole gel or oral tabs if confirmed.Bestwishes.

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