Stubborn red bumps on face that won't go away

Posted by ocean17 @ocean17, Jul 22, 2021

Hi, I have had acne when I was a teenager. But with medication, they were gone when I entered into my 20s. I am a vegetarian. I am 28 years old now, and suddenly, I am getting these red stubborn bumps in my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead that just won't go away. It goes away one day and comes back the next. I also have a large sized pimple that has been in my forehead for 2 weeks. Internet tells me these might be acne, candida, keratosis, and so on. I don't know what it is. Can anyone help, please?

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Hello @ocean17 Welcome to Connect. What I find helps my skin conditions is soaking in an epsom salt bath. I think your best bet is consult a dermatologist if this continues to be a problem. The value of Connect is sharing experiences with other patients and only a medical professional is qualified to diagnose a medical issue. You could also explore possible connections such as a reaction to laundry detergent, food, medication, or soap, etc.

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Hi
I am much older and started having facial skin problems almost 10 yrs ago.
Its terribly embarrassing and uncomfortable.
I have been to 3 Drs at a teaching hospital.
Noone knows exactly what it is. Any meds that work stop after awhile.
Finally i have one that worked right away and seems to be the best yet. The down side of most of these medications is that they are barely covered by insurance if covered at all.
Its been an expensive process.
The one i am using now is a foam that feels best of all so far. I think it is monocycline. Similar to that if that is not exact.

You def need a dermatologist. I hope you nip it in the bud. Mine has been much worse than yours when active which is most of the time.

The biggest bonus to me od covid masks is that i can hide my skin issues!

Good luck with the dermatologist!

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@siosal

Hi
I am much older and started having facial skin problems almost 10 yrs ago.
Its terribly embarrassing and uncomfortable.
I have been to 3 Drs at a teaching hospital.
Noone knows exactly what it is. Any meds that work stop after awhile.
Finally i have one that worked right away and seems to be the best yet. The down side of most of these medications is that they are barely covered by insurance if covered at all.
Its been an expensive process.
The one i am using now is a foam that feels best of all so far. I think it is monocycline. Similar to that if that is not exact.

You def need a dermatologist. I hope you nip it in the bud. Mine has been much worse than yours when active which is most of the time.

The biggest bonus to me od covid masks is that i can hide my skin issues!

Good luck with the dermatologist!

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Thank you so much. I did visit two dermatologists. One told me it was acne and the other gave me 2 treatments for a whole year and was going to start treatment number three. I just never want to go back. Too much medicines and tablets and creams. My skin has become thin and dried out. Is there any natural way or easier way to cure this? I looked up minocycline and it seems a bit drastic. I would definitely have to talk to a dermatologist if I am to take any other medicine. Mostly, I think I'll be half relived just to know the name of what I have on my face.

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@jenniferhunter

Hello @ocean17 Welcome to Connect. What I find helps my skin conditions is soaking in an epsom salt bath. I think your best bet is consult a dermatologist if this continues to be a problem. The value of Connect is sharing experiences with other patients and only a medical professional is qualified to diagnose a medical issue. You could also explore possible connections such as a reaction to laundry detergent, food, medication, or soap, etc.

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Thank you. I will definitely try to explore the connections to above said things. I consulted various dermatologists: one thinks its acne, one thinks its hormone imbalance, one is doing experimental treatment on me. None of them tell me what the issue is or how to cure it. I don't expect to try out any medicine mentioned here. I would try the epsom salt, but my skin is extra dry and sensitive, so I am afraid to do that. I just want to know what my skin condition is, or talk to someone who is going through the same issue. Thank you.

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@siosal

Hi
I am much older and started having facial skin problems almost 10 yrs ago.
Its terribly embarrassing and uncomfortable.
I have been to 3 Drs at a teaching hospital.
Noone knows exactly what it is. Any meds that work stop after awhile.
Finally i have one that worked right away and seems to be the best yet. The down side of most of these medications is that they are barely covered by insurance if covered at all.
Its been an expensive process.
The one i am using now is a foam that feels best of all so far. I think it is monocycline. Similar to that if that is not exact.

You def need a dermatologist. I hope you nip it in the bud. Mine has been much worse than yours when active which is most of the time.

The biggest bonus to me od covid masks is that i can hide my skin issues!

Good luck with the dermatologist!

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Has any doctor mentioned rosacea? This sounds like what was happening to me. I used creams and took meds then finally started getting Foto Facials which helped a lot. Since then I have gotten other diff types of treatments and all of it has gone away. It gets active when it’s been a while since I’ve gotten a facial but then I go and that takes care of it. Hope this helps. I don’t use creams or take meds anymore.

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@ocean17

Thank you so much. I did visit two dermatologists. One told me it was acne and the other gave me 2 treatments for a whole year and was going to start treatment number three. I just never want to go back. Too much medicines and tablets and creams. My skin has become thin and dried out. Is there any natural way or easier way to cure this? I looked up minocycline and it seems a bit drastic. I would definitely have to talk to a dermatologist if I am to take any other medicine. Mostly, I think I'll be half relived just to know the name of what I have on my face.

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I have “rosacea-like” issue.
Possibly atopic dermatitis.
Possibly adult acne.
Although ruled out-overactive mites on face. We all have mites on our face and along our eyelashes. Its normal but they can get out of control.
I have been treated ad though i had several different things. Allergies to preservatives was another. I had have an apothecary compound products that did not have those in them
I have used tacrolimus, eucrisa and soolantra. A very expensive experience.
So minocycline, the newest of the drugs probably was a last ditch effort but its working and felt right from the start.

Good luck on your journey!

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My own remedies that helped some are – zinc with menthol, sea buckthorn oil and cbd cream . You can get them at a healthfood store .

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I have had something around my nostrils sides of nose for about a year, little red dots, just got worse so dermatologist said it was Perioral Dermatitis. Very odd, but women get it mostly. Strange ways to get it too.— If you have a red rash around your mouth, you might have a type of dermatitis called perioral dermatitis. Your skin might be scaly and flaky with inflamed bumps that can itch and burn. Sometimes the rash spreads to the nose and eyes. Topical steroids are usually thought to be the cause, but there have been cases where the cause was chewing gum!—
She gave me cream: Pimecrolimus 2x day it's working ok. She also gave antibiotic for 3 weeks and don't stop. Doxycycline HCV 100 mg
No steroids it makes it worse.

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