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infected pore??

I recently woke up with swelling right next to the crevice of the nose and cheek.  This would be right under a deep blackhead that has been there for years.  It was not a perfect circle, but has since become more circular.  I went to an MD and he thought it might be cellulitis, possibly from a bug bite.  There was not noticeable puss head like a zit, but since then there has been and I have gotten a lot of junk out 3 different times now.  It is store swollen and hard.  The doc did put me on an antibiotic.  Is there anything else I can do to help heal this thing up?  Any suggestions appreciated.  Thanks
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Hello,
The symptoms are suggestive of sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.

Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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