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#41 glide123

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

back to - what do we have in common?

for me:
- i've used antibiotics in the past for over a year. tried this treatment twice.
- i've used retin a for over a year - saw no change AT ALL
- had acne in this area - used to use warm to hot towels on the area to help pop the cyst - clearly not a good idea...i'm thinking that i damaged this delicate skin (on chin) with all the hot compresses and the constant chronic irritation of acne creams - this is the time period around which i started to notice these bumps
- had a derm tell me that its scarring - but since my skin is darker, there is no treatment - not exactly what i want to hear - gotta be something that can help!!!

share your stories, treatments, stories. let's find out what we have in common! i'm tired of looking in the mirror and seeing these bumps!!!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

I've got the same thing, it's kind of dry skin/callus buildup.

Fortunately, it really isn't that bad. I don't even worry about mine to be honest. I've had a face covered in like 20 active inflamed zits/blackheads, etc before, and this kind of little stuff doesn't bother me. Plenty of people have stuff like this, and it's really not that noticeable.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:16 PM

Yes!! We need a solution for this!!! Its so odd and Im so sick of having these bumps. I dont think people realize how embarasing they are and how hopeless it is for so many prescriptions to have no effect!!

"- i've used antibiotics in the past for over a year. tried this treatment twice.",Glide 123

Same here, trying my 3rd antibiotic, amoxicillin.

"- i've used retin a for over a year - saw no change AT ALL", Glide 123

Been on Retin-A .1% for 6 mos. now, No difference in chin!!

-Ive had acne since I was 14. These bumps sarted small at age 15, barely noticable, to now at the age of 21, larger and quite noticable, esp. outside in the sun. : (

We've all had acne..is it safe to say that's a commonality?

Ive posted in other threads about something called Gram-Negative follicultis. If you search pics of this condition, you'll see it looks like these bumps on the chin.

** of course a biopsy is needed to diagnose this, however I dont have insurance, so im not sure if i could afford the testing..But Im visiting this community health doctor at the end of the month, and I'll ask.

** This is so silly, but Im on a mission to find out the cause of as well as how to treat whatever this seemeingly rare condition is.

If long-term use of antibiotics is a commonality for all of us, it sounds like GNF could be a possibility.

After being on the following: oral antibiotics, BCP, retin-a .1% cream, BP,along with vit.A supplements, daily multi-vitamin, ACV taken orally daily, And using HP, triclosan, and a sensitive skin face wash, and Purpose moisturizer, my skin does not break out currently. The only problem I have are these bumps, lots of them, and good in size all over my chin and corners of my mouth. Also, I am a healthy weight, eat well, exercise regularly, and do not smoke, drink, or do recr. drugs.

**Its taken a lot of appts. $$, and effort to get this clear, so for me, these bumps are a big deal, and highly intriguing.

The post about PCOS is also interesting, this runs in my family, but I'm not sure if I have it. Anyone else have a family history of PCOS?


I just hope someone anyone, can find the source and the cure.

-Amanda, 21, NJ

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

^No one else in my family has PCOS or signs of PCOS that I know of. I seem to be the only one with the crappy genetics...

Anyway, I've been observing my chin under different lighting, and it looks very bumpy again. Ugh. I'm considering chemical peels and needling them. Has anyone tried this yet?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:58 PM

I just posted a photo in my album which shows it pretty well, but it looks even worse in some lighting. It says it won't show up for 24 hours.

Mine isn't GNF. Mine isn't red. I've also had a biopsy years ago and it was just skin. Don't do this because these do leave scars. These bumps are very scar prone and leave holes when messed with...

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (KarmicKandy @ Apr 5 2009, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just posted a photo in my album which shows it pretty well, but it looks even worse in some lighting. It says it won't show up for 24 hours.

Mine isn't GNF. Mine isn't red. I've also had a biopsy years ago and it was just skin. Don't do this because these do leave scars. These bumps are very scar prone and leave holes when messed with...


thanks for posting this about the biopsy...i'm worried they'll want to biopsy them...leaving further scars...not what i need. sad.gif

amanda, theres no history of pcos in my family. so its safe to rule that out.

i've been doing a face peel every week. it SEEMED like it was getting less noticeable...but then the light/sun...they're very noticeable still.




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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

I have a few of these on my chin, they seem to fade sometimes, then just come back. They look "whitish", like a pimple, but it's not inflamed.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:39 PM

My derm said they are walled in cysts. This is the first explanation that makes a lick of sense. She said I need to have a really deep facial. I want to wait until after tane. She said tane won't get rid of them because they're so deep.

Maybe you guys should try this. It's worth a shot.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:36 PM

I don't think they're walled-in cysts... at least mine aren't. Mine are more like small skin clogs. In fact, I'm starting to take back my previous belief that these little bumps are raised scars because in the last couple days I've actually gotten MORE of these under-the-skin clogs on my chin and jawline, and they range in size. I don't understand... I'm sure I have a good skin care routine. I thought I was doing a good job clearing my pores with 10% AHA and 2% BHA, exfoliating physically regularly, and nuking my skin with BP and sulfur... but nope, these things aren't moving; instead, they seem to be multiplying. I get under-the-skin pimples on my chin that are sometimes that I suspect are just clogs that want to be inflamed or something even though I don't have inflamed acne. Hmm.

I'm going to schedule a visit to a dermatologist soon. My prospective dermatologist offers clinical facials, so maybe I'll see if I can get these things extracted as well. Because they do seem to be extractable with the proper tools. I've been able to squeeze the gunk out of *some* of the bumps, but with great difficulty.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:45 PM

I have seriously had it with these. If I wasn't on tane I would be getting them lasered off.

They do NOT go away. Trust me. Start trying stuff now, because if you don't you will wake up and it will be 10 years later and you will still have them.

Asap after tane, when it's safe, they're getting burned off.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:53 AM

I developed some of these after going on Differin. And now they won't go away!!! Extremely frustrating. I'm going to the derm soon and am going to ask about a laser treatment.

Anyone look into laser? I don't know which kind. I hope the derm will tell me something I can do about these.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:37 PM

I read BP can cause hyperplasia. Did everyone here use BP?

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

I've got these as well, i've only used normal OTC cosmetics and the last four months oral tetracycline and BP. My chin is the only area i've applied the BP to.

If you google sebaceuous hyperplasia it seems a likely explanation but can't find any links to getting rid of the bl@@dy things!

If I squeeze the skin of my shin lightly together it looks way worse sad.gif

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (_jordan_ @ Jun 29 2009, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read BP can cause hyperplasia. Did everyone here use BP?

I've used a BP wash as well, with the Differin.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:05 PM

lokks like perioral dermatitis


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:43 PM

I went for a free laser consultation and asked her about these. She said it wouldn't work for them. Then she goes, "They are called milia." And I swear within only 1-2 minutes of seeing her, she reaches for her extraction needle and says to sit back on the chair. She painfully pokes two of my spots, then goes, "Okay, they are not milia"... Now I have two bloodied scabs, on my chin and cheek. It's worse now. rolleyes.gif They don't even take the time to look at your face properly before jumping into something. I guess I'll try another derm and see what they say, because I hate these bumps.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:20 PM

Rosacea,

Exactly my experience with MD's. They think they know what they are, but then they don't.

I still think it's some weird form of acne. It's just so weird that none of them know what they are. That makes me think it's something new.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:33 PM

Read this link. Mine are getting better!

http://www.acne.org/...ar-t239885.html

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:33 AM

^I read that link but didn't find anything definitive...

Anyway, yesterday I went to see my derm for a follow-up appointment and remembered to ask about the bumps on my chin. He said they're scarring, definitely not acne and that there isn't really anything that can be done. I asked him if he's seen anything like that before and he said he has, and one unfortunate patient even has it on his nose. :/

Well, it's not a big deal to me if they're still there because they're not that noticeable anymore (or maybe I just ignore them now). So I've just accepted them and I'm going to leave them alone, no more picking and squeezing and them.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:20 PM

BUMP!

Ugh! I have these exact same bumps and I am sick and tired of them! eusa_wall.gif I was on a long (1-2 years) course of oral antibiotics for acne, and now am on a combination of cindamycin (topical antibiotic), differin, and birth control. It seems that these bumps have gotten a lot worse/more noticable when I began this new regiment...though my inflamed acne is mostly gone. Sometimes I even feel like they're spreading.

I've always heard that chin acne was hormonal acne and believed this to be the cause of the bumps. But after reading all these posts, I'm not so sure. I feel kind of discouraged after reading that no one's had any luck clearing these up...

What drives me crazy is that bumps can NOT be covered with makeup!! I'd rather have a lot of flat red spots than these white bumps.

I would love to hear what people have been trying recently and if anyone has found anything that works.