My face is mainly clear except for the area around my mouth and chin. Over the last year or two, I've started getting these little clusters of a dozen tiny white bumps on each side of my mouth area. Now it seems to be spreading to my cheeks so I definitely want to stop the spread and get rid of them.
These bumps rarely come to a head. They are tiny and sometimes not even noticeable until I stick my tongue underneath that spot. They don't go away on their own nor do they get bigger (except for the rare one which will become a typical whitehead). I've taken to sterilizing a needle and extracting the white gunk out of a few of them but since they're so tiny, it's really hard to get at them and give them a good squeeze to get everything out.
What exactly is this? How can I get rid of them, and how can I prevent new ones from forming?
Edit: I should add that when I am able to squeeze stuff out, it's white and stringy.
Edited by awshucks, 07 February 2013 - 12:17 PM.