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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this sounds like an epidermal cyst or subaceous cyst which prossibly is forming on your nose

you should see a cosmetic dermatologist

they 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 1 year ago.

do you have other questions?

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Please put a picture here.

there are any number of possibilities in this situation.

Acne even.

Various forms of cyst

Sebaceous cysts do not typically drain.

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