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Question: Deep, cyst-like "acne": nape of neck and hairline

 cbtl - Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:11 am

I have recurring skin breakouts on the back and sides of my neck and along the back of my hairline. The bumps are deep, firm, and round, and under the skin. The centers are usually white. When they come to a head, they ooze a clear fluid, crust over into sores, and then leave a scab. This is different from acne I have had anywhere else or at any time in my life (I am 43). These breakouts occur once or twice a month. The sores clear up more quickly with the application of salycylic acid or benzoil peroxide, but what are they and how can I keep them from recurring? FYI, I am in excellent health, eat well, and use exclusively mild, fragrance-free soaps, shampoos, detergents, etc. and do not wear metal jewelry around my neck. I would prefer not to take antibiotics. Thanks
 Redneck - Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:48 pm

I've got the same problem. Don't know what to do. Tried everything I can think of.

We should try to work together are clear ourselves. That would be nice.

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