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I have a spot on my face for approx 5 years now. It’s not

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Hi, I have a spot on my face for approx 5 years now. It’s not visible but you can feel it. I have a bad habit of squeezing it every few weeks and white stringy stuff comes out. What could this be?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: 5 years approx
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no


Welcome and thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Das. I am an MD with more than 20 years experience and I am happy to help you today.

I am reviewing it now and will reply again in a moment.

Please post a picture.

What have you tried so far?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I haven’t tried anything on it

This is a enlarged skin gland - possibly a sebaceous gland. The white stringy stuff that comes out is sebum.

Please apply a hot pack on the spot of 4-5 minutes. Then apply a mild steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone - this should help clear up inflammation and help the pot to subside. Please do not touch it again - touching can irritate it further and prevent healing.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Great, thank you and should I do that every day until it clears?

Yes, it should clear in about 5 days

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
If it clears in 5 days after I have had it for 5 years I owe you more than the cost of this, thanks

You are welcome.

If you avoid touching it and squeezing it, it will clear.

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