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small and large pimples, swollen lymph node or cysts develop behind my ears for 10 years
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EricGXM posted:
Hello,
I have small and large pimples, swollen lymph node or Epidermal (sebaceous) cysts develop behind ears, most of them are soft and very red compare to my skin. It's been behind both of my ears for almost 10 years! I keep thinking it's swollen lymph node or acnes, but for 10 years?! I've tried many Acne products, it reduces the size and clears a bit, but eventually it comes back (usually when I eat greasy food, like fries and chips). I can send you pictures if needed. I'm 25 years old male, 6", 150 lbs, no other health issues. Please help me! Thank you so much in advance
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear Eric,

given the duration of your acne and cysts you should see a dermatologist. If they are as bad as you describe, you may need oral antibiotics or the regulated prescription medication Accutane. It is important to treat the condition soon so as to prevent permanent scarring.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com


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