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Number of small bumps on both sides of my chin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a number of small bumps on both sides of my chin. They have been present for upward of 4 to 5 months now. When I press on them, they appear a grey-ish color. I have tried all available acne treatments and my doctor prescribed an anibiotic over a month ago thinking it may be acne. To date, nothing has worked. They have a tendency to grow and shrink during the day.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hello
User :   any thoughts on the condition I described?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is your gender?
User :   female
Doctor :   AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Female
Doctor :   right
Doctor :   Have tou tried oral tretinoin
User :   I'm not sure what that is. I tried hydrocrtizone, Proactive, antibiotics, various acne gels and treatments
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There are only 2 conditions basically
Doctor :   1 acne
Doctor :   2. rosecea
Doctor :   but rosecaea presents lumps on nose
Doctor :   so it could be acne
Doctor :   try adapalene, cream, clyndamycin del, retinoin cream
Doctor :   oral tetracyclin and finally oral retinoate
User :   do these require a prescription or are they over the counter?
Doctor :   You need presctiption for all of it
User :   ok. is there any concern about the color being grey?
Doctor :   What ?
Doctor :   you mean the medications causing gray color?
User :   I don't believe so. The bumps just have a slight grey-blue color
Doctor :   it is normal acne process
User :   Ok. Is this caused by something in particular? I have never had problems with acne, even as a teenager
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   it could be infection of the hair follicles
Doctor :   still oral antibitics help
Doctor :   how many lumps are there
User :   about 5 on each side of the chin.
Doctor :   it could be sebacious cyst
Doctor :   Consult Surgeon
Doctor :   Gethe opinion
Doctor :   it needs physical examination to assess
User :   ok. thank you.
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