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What Type Of Spot Is This On My Chin? (Pics)

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Hi there, I have these painful lumps on my chin, they measure around 7mm in diameter and usually they are red, swollen without a head, and I can feel the lump from the inside of my mouth.

The pics are from yesterday when I only had two, but I woke this morning to find another four and it hurts to move my mouth.

I have a derm appointment in a month because my doc thinks I need accutane (have acne also on forehead and failed: 2 courses of minocycline, topical antibiotics, bp, other antibiotic.)

My questions are: what are these type of spots? What can I do to ease the throbbing? (I'm allergic to bp) and will the derm be likely to put me on accutane?

SORRY FOR POOR QUALITY PICS!

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That's definitely cystic acne. Take ibuprofen, ice it and whatever you do, don't pick. If you're allergic to BP, i recommend using a sulfur mask to help calm down the spots.

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cystic. Definitely go to the dermatologist, like you're planning. If you can call and get a cancelled appointment, the derm can give you a cortisone injection that will bring down the swelling. If not, try to atleast get a primary care appointment -- they might be willing to deal with it for you. Otherwise, the above advice is good. Ibuprofen, ice, don't pick.

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Thanks for the help! I recently got the depo provera shot (derm sent a letter telling me to do so) to get accutane and I think it is causing my skin to get worse (I since have another 3 of these spots).

I can't get the derm any sooner so I think I will have to see if my gp can give me anything.

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It definitely seems cystic. Aside from cortisone shots, i'm not sure what will hep in the interim besides what has been suggested.

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