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I am a 24 year old male. I had moderate acne ( not cystic)

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I am a 24 year old male. I had moderate acne ( not cystic) throughout high school and college. I still get occasional breakouts on my face and back but I have a recurring lump swelling on my nose - 4-5 times a year - in the same place. It is hard and gets inflamed. I will get a small pustule and it goes away to come back again in a month or so. Could this be a cyst of some kind?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidthis sounds like an epidermal cyst or subaceous cyst which prossibly is forming on your noseyou should see a cosmetic dermatologistthey can help excise the epidermal cyst and help keep it from coming back.some dermatologist do surgery more than others.let me know if you have other questions.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.
do you have other questions?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.
HelloPlease put a picture here.there are any number of possibilities in this situation.Acne even.Various forms of cystSebaceous cysts do not typically drain. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.

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