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What causes very hard white head pimples (cluster) size of a pin head over chest. Can’t get rid of them. Tried everything possible.
Hi @fkay10, welcome to connect. I understand your frustration, acne can have many different causes that can be vary from person to person. I found some information that says the main causes come from oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria, which you can read more about here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/causes/con-20020580
I also found this page that goes over some possible treatments/drugs available: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580
I’m tagging @eyah and @jerryj who have reached out about acne-related issues in the past as well. I’m hoping they’ll be able to share their experiences with you.
Have you tried speaking with a dermatologist about prescription options?
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I have something very similar at random spots on my body. And, on the back of my head, I get these little hard bumps, which I have been told are sebum that has hardened. I usually pick them off and often then they get very sore. I shower and wash my hair daily and I have no idea what to do about these things.
Do your’s itch? I get them on my arms, legs, and hands, sometimes inbetween my fingers and they itch.
No, mine don’t itch … they’re just there.
I had a hard whitehead on my face that i told my dermatologist about. She decided to biopsy it, and it was basal cell cancer, which she removed within the next week. Never assume that you know what’s going on with things like this. I just noticed this was posted in August of last year. I hope things are going well for you and that you found an answer to your problem.
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Oh wow … thanks for the info.
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