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Weird white things on chest?

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Hey all,

So I have these weird white bumps on my chest. I wouldn't call them blackheads, and I think that there is something tagged about this being folliculitis or something at the top. I think that makes sense, because it doesn't really look like acne.

Anyway, I picked one (and I've picked them in the past, like an IDIOT) and what happens is that the entire pore gets really big, red and swollen. Sometimes a white head will come to the top, and the whole pustule stays swollen for a week before going down. THEN, it leaves a NICE ol' red mark that takes MONTHS to go away. I am a real moron for fucking with this thing...

But anyway, anyone else know what I'm talking about with this?

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It does sound like fungal folliculitis to me. The combination of an AHA and an antifungal like ketoconazole (head and shoulders) should help. Check the pinned post for more info... I know a lot of people have had success with a simple, cheap 1:1 solution of propylene glycol and water.

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Thanks, greentiger. The bumps are hardly noticeable at all, and other than a few stray marks of PIH on my chest it is entirely clear. The bumps seem to get worse when I sweat, or when it's really hot... they are very small, though.

I have been using AHA on my chest for 12 weeks and haven't had any naturally-occurring bumps there, i.e. I've PICKED at stuff and caused a zit but never had a zit come up on its own. So thanks again for the AHA tip; it DOES work.

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