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What causes adult acne on the face and forearm?

hello I have been breaking out with what I n thought was adult acne but it has spread from my face to my right forearm and left front of thigh I haver some fire ant bites that are now infected and a scrape on my arm is also infected with white pustules all with a white head presenting liquis and blood oozing and head or head mainly on the edge of opening head does not squeeze out must be pulled out with tweezer I have at least 20 on my face 10 on forearm and found 3 on the back of my neck what can this be what can be done worse every day scab over then if scab comes off leaves a crater
Thu, 29 Sep 2016
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I have gone through your query. Allergic reaction or bacterial skin infections are possibilities. If you send a picture of the lesions then it will be more helpful in identifying. Chicken pox also give same presentation. If it is fluid filled bumps then it can be most likely due to chicken pox. Taking antihistamines like cetirizine (zyrtec) and taking a short course of antibiotics like Azithromycine for 3 to 5 days will be helpful. You can apply brilliant green or calamine lotion on the lesions.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
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What causes adult acne on the face and forearm?

Hi Thank you for asking HCM I have gone through your query. Allergic reaction or bacterial skin infections are possibilities. If you send a picture of the lesions then it will be more helpful in identifying. Chicken pox also give same presentation. If it is fluid filled bumps then it can be most likely due to chicken pox. Taking antihistamines like cetirizine (zyrtec) and taking a short course of antibiotics like Azithromycine for 3 to 5 days will be helpful. You can apply brilliant green or calamine lotion on the lesions. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.