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Hard bumps, pimples on cheeks, fluid filled, blood filled. Are they scar tissues? What can help healing?

I recently starting getting these little hard bumps on my cheeks under the skin on my face. They never come to a head like pimples do but they are hard and kind of movable. I thought they were pimples so have tried to pop them several ways and I can t figure out what it going on but they are destroying my face. I tried to pop them using a pin and when I push a pin into them the skin feels very thick and almost has no feeling or pain. Also, nothing really comes out when I push a pin in directly, but clear fluid will seep out of it for a day or two. I tried to come at them from the side with the pin and I get a ton of watery blood and clear fluid but the bumps seems to move and actually expand into other areas of my face which grow little raised bumps all around the original area that are the same. I have tried to tray the bumps and push them out by using the flat side of the tweezer, and I can see a clearly defined ball but never get anything that clears them up and makes them go away. Sometimes when I push with the tweezer and try to push them out, something explodes or pops leaving a huge hole in my face that is gushing blood and clear fluid but I can never really find anything definable that came out of it, I see pieces of hard skin sometimes but I feel like that could be the scar tissues which is developing around them because they do not go away. They create HUGE wide scabs and often those scabs are just the areas surrounding the bump, and they seep clear fluid for a day or two before scabbing over despite not breaking skin or anything. Also- when I use the tweezers and try to push them out, the skin around it or the bump is VERY sensitive. It feels like a piece of glass under my skin and it moves around- always on the other side of where I was pushing. The closest they get to healing is becoming flakey looking holes in my face with a bump under them which if touched or slept on pops up and creates a tight bubble on the surface of my skin. What is going on? What is this and how can I fix it? I will do anything.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

It seems from your probelm that you are suffering from "nodular acne" with scar.
Before explaining or suggesting anything else, let me explain you some thing in brief about acne/pimples.

Acne or pimples generally starts appearing at the age of 13-14 years (that means by the start of our teenage). In most of the cases it almost vanishes by the age of 25 years.

This is basically due to hormones (chemicals which are influencing one or other body functions) in addition to the influence of certain other factors causing its aggravation.

Regarding pimples especially, the hormone testosterone plays the most important role in high oil secretion and increase the size of oil glands. As the pores or ducts of the glands are blocked so it leads to formation of pimples in the from of black heads, white heads and bumps which later on heals with marks, pigmentation and scars.

There are certain other factors such as application of oily or creamy products, moisturizers, over exposure to sunlight, heat and humidity or due to pinching, popping and squeezing of the pimples also leads to further aggravation of pimples. Once these are healing they leave the most problematic thing which are either marks or scars.

There are certain suggestions which you can follow:

1. Do not pinch, pop or squeeze any area on face.
2. Do not apply any creamy or oily stuff or moisturizers or any other cosmetics over face. As all these above mentioned things can actually block your pores leading to further pimple formation.
3. Try to avoid any home remedies suggested by your friends or family members or otherwise self implicated therapies also.
4. Try avoiding situations of direct continuous exposure to sunlight or heat and humidity for long hours.
5. Kindly do not use any antibiotic as self medication.

For your kind of probelm it is better to consult a dermatologist for the best guidance.

Hope to have provided the helpful informations regarding your problem.
With good health wishes"
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STD/Venereology)
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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