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Acne or...?

I Have very bad Acne on my face and back but it's started coming on my chest also, The problem is, I'v had one spot on my chest and it's always been there since my acne started...

The Spot is:
- The biggest I have
- Small lump under spot (painful to move)
- Very Painful
- Catches on shirt

It's very red and has a shine to be honest to it...

Picture of Spot:
http://i42.tinypic.com/2qb9k76.jpg
http://tinypic.com/r/2whqis5/5
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Hi,
How are you? What other symptoms are present? Acne occurs when pores become clogged with excess oil, dirt, bacteria, and cells. The blockage is called a plug or comedone and if this breaks open, swelling and red bumps occur. Acne that is deep in the skin can cause hard, painful cysts called cystic acne- which may be the ones you have on your chest. Regular cleansing of these skin lesions may help. Try also to avoid scratching them to prevent secondary bacterial infection. If it persists, it i s best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper management. Prescription medication may help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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