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After trying to squeeze a spot under my skin it has gone

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after trying to squeeze a spot under my skin it has gone septic, leaving behind after a few days a hard lump under my skin on my jawline, it is sore and now it seems i have the same problem in my nostril? is it cystic acne? can i buy anything over the counter for it?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip.

This sounds more like an infected sebaceous cyst although the spot on your nose could be acne.

You can try washing your face with Betadine cleanser and then applying topical Neosporin ointment to see if these will clear up, but, if that doesn't help, you'll need prescription oral Doxycycline antibiotic for this.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

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