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Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?
how long have you been noticing these sores?
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I do not take medications, I do have elevated blood sugar which I try to handle with diet and excercise. This however is not a new condition. I have noticed the eruptions just over the past few weeks. I do not know when I got the one under my breast because I never noticed it I would have to say it was probably the first one because it is scabbed over.
Thank you for that extra information. What you are suffering from are called blackheads. They are very common
They are not from poor hygiene or bug bites but rather from the excess oils that build up in a specific skin gland, called a sebaceous gland. This stuff (keratin and sebum) gets dark over time and can also become secondarily infected, hence the pus.
There are a number of treatments available, anything from hormonal therapy (contraceptives), salicylic acid skin cleaning and medications (adapalene)
Some doctors also recommend a mild skin peel with UV exposure to help open the pores.
Does this make sense to you?
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I am still here. Does it make sense that this would happen on my nuckle and under my breast ? I have never had an issue with clogged pores or even blackheads. the one that appeared on my leg i actually felt when it started and it seemed like I was bit, that was the sensation, it does not seem that a blackhead would do that. Or that it would be that sudden
Yes. These can appear anywhere. They might be bothering you now as your hormonal status changes. Could it be from bug bites? Perhaps. But as you have noted they don't seem to follow a pattern consistent with bugs.....
I bet this is your problem. Of course, to be 100% sure you should consult your MD or a dermatologist who can see and touch the lesions...something that is difficult for me to do with "chat" as my only diagnostic "tool" :)
The eye in the center and the perfectly round scab would seem to be very distinct characteristics to me, even the almost perfectly circular pattern of the sore itself, does that fit any ailments to you.
Yes. It sounds like a black/white head. It does not sound like a tick bite from lymes if that is what you mean.....
No I have not been exposed to ticks. Are there oil glands in your breasts? Remember that is where the first sore appeared. It was not infected like the one on my neck and leg but did scab
Yes. These glands are present everywhere that you have skin, including your breasts. They don't always become infected but they can. It is not unusual for women to start having these issues during menopause as your entire hormone baXXXXX XXXXXes.
Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?
I am still puzzled by the fact the I felt the sensation of being bit and then had an immediate raise in my skin on the back of my leg which by the next morning was sore. do you believe that a blackhead would present the sensation of being bit. I guess I am questioning that, it causes me the most pause and does not seem to fit.
It is hard to tell what the sensation you felt is from. Could it be from the blackhead getting infected/sore? Perhaps. I really think that a blackhead is what you are suffering from. The only way to get more information would be to see a dermatologist in person.
I am sure you can understand how my ability to rule out every single issue is limited due to helping you on the internet. .....
I guess you have stepped away from your computer.
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I understand it is difficult with out seeing the eruptions. I really do not feel it is a blackhead. I will see a dermatolosgist or urgent care. I do appreciate your time but do not feel my question was answered. If I find out it is a blackhead I would be happy to pay. until then I do not feel I was helped