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I keep getting these 1 off spots on my chin that are painful

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I keep getting these 1 off spots on my chin that are painful and they feel like they are full of something and when I try to squeeze them (which I know I shouldn't) they just weep fluid. I don't have acne the rest of my skin is clear. I'm 40 years old and these have only started about 6 months ago. they seem to pop up in the same or similar place. what are they, and how can I get rid of them?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

can you upload a clear jpg photo of the face and spot on your chin so I can better help you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
pictures attached thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that doesn't look like acne

it could be a skin fungal infection or eczema or bacterial skin infection.

what are you putting on it?

the photos are not very clear.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am using benzoyl peroxide. the spot starts off smallish then starts to blister and spread. it never has a yellow head on it but feels like its full of something nasty.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it doesn't look like typical acne.

it may be a skin bacterial infection.

I would see a doctor and get a skin culture to check for bacterial infection of the skin

you might need stronger antibiotic ointments like mupirocin (bactroban) and oral antibitoics to help clear it up

do you have a doctor you can see or a dermatologist who can do a skin culture?