hard painful pimple like bumps on neck, under chin and along lower jawline take weeks to go away
I keep getting these hard pimple like bumps on my neck and right under my chin also along my lower jawline, they are huge, painful, they never come to a head and take weeks to go away....What is this??? Im 22 and this has been happening for about a year now i need help its so annoying!!
The way you describe it sounds like acne to me. Have you tried treating the pimples locally with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide?
In my experience, I recommend using:
This is Clinique's 3 step acne solutions kit. I love the clearing moisturizer because it contains a small dose of benzoyl peroxide which will help get rid of the pimples while you wear it during the day as a moisturizer. You can also apply it locally at night.
Also another product I really like is
Kate Someville's EradiKate. For this you dip a cotton swab all the way to the bottom of the solution and basically dab on locally to the pimples. This contains a high level of sulfur which helps kill the bacteria that causes the acne.
If you see that you're following a cleansing regimen and treating the area but the problem STILL persists then you may want to see a dermatologist. He/She may be able to prescribe something stronger depending on the state of your skin.
Hope this helps and good luck!
Taken from WebMD:
Typical adolescent acne starts when testosterone levels start to increase during puberty (in both boys and girls), but certain diseases and conditions can also send testosterone and estrogen levels up. These are particularly common in girls and women, and the most common is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
PCOS-related acne tends to flare in areas that are usually considered “hormonally sensitive," especially the lower third of the face.
Upper neck, especially at the angles of the jaw
People with PCOS tend to get acne that involves more tender knots under the skin, rather than fine surface bumps, and will sometimes report that lesions in that area tend to flare before their menstrual period. They take time to go away. So if you tend to get acne in these places and have noticed irregular periods, it’s a good idea to ask your dermatologist to refer you for PCOS testing.
I started to get cystic acne when I was 22 also. There are so many different factors that could be causing this.
After washing your hair, wash the areas with a medicated wash, Benzoyl Peroxide 5% wash, then follow with a toner. You may need to look into pharmaceutical grade product to get your acne under control. DDF and Dr. Dennis Gross are some product lines you are going to want to check out, if that doesn't work, look into stronger products (pharmaceutical grade).
Sounds like closed comedones. Could be from a product you're using. Or it could be hormonal, in which case nothing topical will really help. Try using a BHA product. Google will be your friend.
I also have this problem, and it can be kinda embarrassing, especially when I wear my hair up! I have seen a doctor for this, and the only thing that makes any sense is a type of fungal infection- Sounds weird I know, but I also have athletes foot on my left foot, which gets very itchy at times. I get smaller versions of those bumps on my foot. So, basically, I believe I probably must have itched my foot at some point, then itched/scratched my scalp- For me, I've noticed they tend to come out when I get sweaty, which also makes sense- That's what my doctor told me anyway- so always wash your hands! Hope this helps somebody- good luck
Thats crazy becuase i have the exact same thing. im 27 and it started about 2 years ago. i have read evreything trying to find out how to get rid of them and what was causeing them and it was alwyas the same things...i notice that if i touch my neck a lot or my little boys lay their head their..or even at night when i lay down after moisturizing my neck is kinda pressed down and touching if you know what i mean..and i know i get them worse so i try to not let anything touch there but even then i still get them. I t may be "horomone" related being at our age so i dont know. i ve tried the best you can buy and nothing helps them, so next step when i get the money is a Clairisonic and Rx retin -a ppl say this stuff will clear up anything on your face. so mabe that is something you can try. I know how annoying this thing is so Good Luck!