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I have these spots on my chest. At first the started off

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I have these spots on my chest. At first the started off looking like normal skin with little black spots in the pores (not hair). I thought it would be okay to try to pop them so I squeezed at the skin and eventually some hard pus-like material came out of the pore and from what I could tell they were no longer clogged but now it has been two months since I popped them and the skin does not seem to be returning to normal... Instead it has left a red spot with a different small black dot (this is dried blood from what I can tell) but it does not seem to be improving further. They are small red bumps now
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

I would appreciate it if you could attach a few pictures on here for me to see so that I can give you a more accurate opinion.

Kind regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago. here is a picture
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Can you please send me more pictures.

Also can you please let me know if these cause any symptoms like pain or itching etc?

Kind regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The one on the top left of the photo is one of the examples of dried blood. The two underneath it and the two to the right of it have looked that way for at least one month with no indication of it getting better on its own
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Can you please attach a few more pictures of more spots that you may have on your skin.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will send more pictures momentarily. The cause no symptoms other than looking red and angry all the time.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this one is a picture of a very old spot that I believe is the same as the other ones, as you can see despite it being over a year old it still is there faintly, ideally I would like to avoid anymore of them leaving a mark
here is another picture of the area
another picture
perhaps this doesnt mean anythnig but I also have this weird mark on my stomach
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also before they became these red angry looking spots they started off as faint grey-colored dots on my stomach, i belived they were just clogged pores so I tried to pinch them out which did work and it did result in a hard ish dirty-clear pus like object coming out of the pore, I had done the same method of pinching similar looking spots on on my face to no permanent discoloration so I assumed this would be no different; evidently I was wrong to assume that and am plagued with regret over it very much
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

I apologize for the delayed response.

With what you are describing you are most likely having a mild form of steatocystoma multiplex is a skin disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous (benign) cysts known as steatocystomas. These growths begin in the skin's sebaceous glands, which normally produce an oily substance called sebum that lubricates the skin and hair. The classic treatment is with the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Isotretinoin therapy has been effective in some patients as well.

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