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Rash on face?

A little about me: I'm a 22 yr old healthy female. I have always had very good/clear skin - a couple pimples here and there, but never any acne. I recently lost my mom to cancer, so I have been extremely stressed with losing my mom & other family drama. I also moved into a new home with roommates.  The roommates smoke constantly, while I do not and I attempt to keep my bedroom as smoke free as possible, however, sometimes I have to face the horrid stench and haziness to cook or take my 2 small dogs outside.

Yesterday (Tuesday) I noticed my forehead felt weird. Almost like dry skin, but there are tiny (and I mean TINY) slightly raised bumps. They aren't red or anything. Today my entire face feels 'weird' with the "rash". I noticed on my cheeks the bumps seem slightly white, or at least lighter than my skin tone. The rash is only on my face, Ive been using lotion but it's driving me crazy...

Is this something to worry about? Could it be from stress, or the smoke? (I have not changed any beauty or hygienic products, or eaten anything different)
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough,but it sounds like folliculitis or blocked sebaceous glands.
Pls keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.


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