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Hard knot on chin, swelling gone down to jawline. Not prone much to acne. Tried different natural cures, didn't work. Noticing facial hair lately. Suggestions?

Hello, I have a huge swollen hard knot on my chin that started out looking like acne . It was very sore and I thought if I squeezed it I could get the sebum or whatever out and relieve the pressure. Well, the knot got bigger and would only drain a little fluid. now it is a hard knot filled with fluid that is on the right side of my chin and swollen all the way to half of my cheek and under my jawline. Itdjh05t has a huge crusty sore where I have mashed it which is the most tender place I cannot get the swelling to go down. I don t consider myself as having a bad case of acne prone skin, but I do break out with 1 or 2 on the chin frequently. I have put hot cloths, peroxide gel, neosprorin, tea tree oil, nothing works to ease the pain or the swelling. I take vyvance for ADD and have noticed that I have a lot of facial hair now on my chin that I have been tweezing. I have a job interview of all things in the morning. Please HELP!!!!
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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It seems you had a boil which due to squeezing might have led to development of cellulitis. Kindly consult a doctor near by so that a prescription if oral antibiotic like amoxyclav along with an antiinflammatory analgesic can be advised for early resolution of the lesion. At home, you may just begin with hot water fomentation of the lesion followed by topical antibiotic cream application.
Hope that helps. Take care
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