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Skin reaction resulting in tiny whiteheads, red bumps all over my forehead, T-Zone. What this might be?

Hi, I am having some sort of skin reaction resulting in tiny whiteheads and red bumps all over my forehead and T-Zone. I started using a different skin moisturiser a few weeks ago and after the bumps didn t go away, I ve stopped using it but a few days later the bumps are still there. I ve had a similar skin reaction on my chest area (but not on my face) from antibiotics but I m currently not on any medication . Do you have any advice on what this might be and how I can get rid of it? Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

After reading your query it appears the possibility of "Acne vulagris" or simply we call it as pimples.
You have not mentioned your age and the time period since you are having this problem.
Even then to guide you better about your condition- we have oil glands all over our body but the maximum of the glands are present over the face and on face too it is highest on T- zone (forehead and Nose area).
At the starting of the teenage we have more secretion of oil by the influence of hormones. This continues til the age of 25 years.
Therefore if you are applying anything on face which is oily or creamy in form of moisturizer then it will be leading to more worsening of the situation.
For the betterment you should stop the application of any oily or creams or form of moisturizer on face. Stay away from hot and humid conditions. Do not try to squeeze or pinch the area as it can lead to more aggravation of the situation.

You can consult a dermatologist for best guidance regarding the probelm.

Hope these informations will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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