Hi, I am a 21 year old male. About 10 months ago my chin got a pink spot on it about the size of a quarter. It itches on and off during the day everyday, and is slightly raw. It has not got any worse or better. I went to a dermatologist and she said it was acne. I don’t think it is because nothing I have tried has worked. That includes Differin, 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, & Doxycycline. This does not look like acne, nor have I ever had acne. I have read that acne does not itch like this, there are no pimples under my skin to itch. I have also tried hydrocortisone thinking it was just a sore. Reduces pinkness a little but no cure. It’s not dry and no bumps. When I sleep I make sure my chin does not touch the pillow, and I don’t rub it or have anything that ever comes in contact with it. There seems to be almost no facial hair in this spot. I have also ruled out shaving irritation. Could it be a bacteria or some kind or under the skin infection, allergies even???
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This looks like mild irritation. Perhaps you're examining it closely. I advise you to ignore it. It may take a few weeks, but it will go away. Pinkness of this kind is best left to fade on its own. The more you try to do, the longer it takes.
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