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Help - my skin!!!

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overthinking Thu 27-Jun-13 20:59:42

In the last few days I have developed a huge lump under my skin - just to the side of my chin. It's not a spot (has no head or anything), but it's about 1cm wide by 1.5cm long and it really hurts.
I can feel another one coming up on the side of my nose now - what is happening?
I get spots every now and then - but these are giant lumps!

maternitart Thu 27-Jun-13 21:18:47

Have you been in the sun a lot recently?

overthinking Thu 27-Jun-13 21:29:48

No, not at all (don't think we've had any sun tbh!)

Karbea Thu 27-Jun-13 21:30:56

Where in your cycle are you? Could be hormone related?

overthinking Thu 27-Jun-13 21:32:24

I've just come on yesterday, so could be, although it's never happened before. I'm flummoxed confused

maternitart Thu 27-Jun-13 21:41:28

Have you started using any new beauty products? Dehydrated? Massive sugar binge?

overthinking Thu 27-Jun-13 21:50:05

Not that I can think of - the only thing that has been different is that I had a tummy upset last week??? But I drink about 1.5-2 litres of water a day (DH had kidney stones so we both started drinking lots more water smile )

FoxyHarlow123 Thu 27-Jun-13 22:06:39

Cystic acne. Hormonal and the work of the devil <helpful>

FoxyHarlow123 Thu 27-Jun-13 22:07:39

Actually, if its just a couple of the buggers, acne might be over egging it but defo cystic spots.

overthinking Fri 28-Jun-13 19:54:10

Ugh - thanks guys. So fed up as I have an evening out on Monday sad

WhoNickedMyName Fri 28-Jun-13 20:28:09

Yup - cystic acne. The only thing that sorts my skin out when I have an attack is a course of Erythromycin antibiotics.

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