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Allergy?

Hello,

Two days ago, I woke up with what looked like an insect bite on my cheek. The area had a few bumps, red and slightly swollen. This morning I woke up, and there are now tiny little white pus pimples as seen in the picture. Please could you advise what this could be - is it an allergy? Or perhaps shingles? How should I treat this?

Thank you,
Laura
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Folliculitis.
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Thank you for replying. I will research it to see how it should be treated.
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Hello,
From the symptoms it looks like folliculitis. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin but is more common on chest, shoulders and thighs. It starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph).

It presents as red pimples with a hair in the center of each one. The pimples may have pus in them, and they may itch or burn.
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 doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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Hello,

Thank you for your reply. The spots have now completely cleared up and my skin is back to normal. I will keep in mind your advice if it happens again!

Laura
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