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I always pop a tiny bit of hydrocortisone cream on spots and lumps and bumps. Even ingrowing hairs. It's always helped and I've had no adverse reactions. Before anyone blasts me for it a friend had very bad sunburn in her face and the doctor prescribed it for her so it's not always a bad thing.
Have posted about this a couple of times: I had exactly the problem you describe - big, shiny red painful spots that you can't do anything about and that take ages to go. I started taking Boots vitamins for hair, skin and nails and after a few weeks, I noticed that I hadn't had any chin spots at all. I was amazed - I hadn't started the vits thinking that would happen, I just thought I should take vits to be more healthy. Worth a try?
I have this too, 'recovering' from one at the moment. Skin looks dreadful as it heals up. I was prescribed anti-biotics and once they kicked in they were fab and my skin was clear for months but after the 6 month course, they came back again.