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Pimple like spots. Smelly, collects oil. Gland problem?

The crease between my bottom lip and chin, a hard pimple like spot on my chest and a few other places that collect oils smell really bad no matter what I do or what I wash with. I have tried so many different kinds of washes and I have went on water and fruit fasts to see if it would stop but nothing has worked. I consider myself a clean person, shower daily sometimes twice and this is driving me crazy that I cant get it to stop. Do I have a gland problem?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

Seems like you have developed Acne Corporis lesions.
Sometimes acne lesions can occur only over the body.
Acne vulgaris is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), pustules (pimples), nodules (large papules) and possibly scarring.
Acne affects mostly skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.

This is a common condition especially in adults.

Some general advise :
Avoid using any kind of moisturising creams/ lotions or oils over the affected area.
Wear cotton clothes as much as possible
Do not use any liquids like dettol/savlon over the affected area
You can however use antibacterial soaps

You might need to apply some antiacne medications. I prefer to give something like Clindamycin gel to my patients with similar complaints.

But if inspite of the above measures, you continue to develop the lesions, then you might need a course of oral antibiotics,,,,So i would recommend that you visit a dermatologist in that case for proper examination and treatment .

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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