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What treatment should I take for white bumps on the chest and back which when popped emit whitish gray substance ?

There are weird white bumps on my chest and back. If I pop them they either are a white or grayish skin-like substance. The substance is soft when it is white and firm when they are grayish. Sometimes they leave craters black if I don t remove them correctly. I ve been told that my father used to have it, and it is very embarassing. I NEED HELP. How do I treat this CORRECTLY?
Wed, 18 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u have a type of acne that occur on cheat,back,shoulder and buttocks
apply clindamycin lotion twice a day
dont prick it
wear cotton under garments
avoid oily and spicy food
drink more water
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
hello,
welcome to HCM.
You may be having Keratosis pilaris.
Start using a moisturizer and a keratolytic agent to reduce the lesions.
Please see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and prescription
Thanks
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